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There's a new Facebook 'Friend Request' hoax doing the rounds

08 October, 2018, 14:28 | Author: Rafael Roberts

It then urges you to then forward on the message.

This message played on warnings about the phenomenon of Facebook "pirates" engaging in the "cloning" of Facebook accounts, a real (but much over-hyped) process by which scammers target existing Facebook users accounts by setting up new accounts with identical profile pictures and names, then sending out friend requests which appear to originate from those "cloned" users.

A warning about "another friend request" alerts Facebook users about potential account "cloning".

The message doesn't contain a virus but it is leading to more people spreading the false information.

People across Facebook are sharing the information via messenger and their news feeds, but it's not an emergency - just an "amazingly inept" effort to warn people about a common Facebook scam, according to Hoax-Slayer.com.

Hi ... I actually got another friend request from you yesterday ... which I ignored so you may want to check your account.

Heads-up! nearly every account is being cloned.

A hoax is sweeping across Facebook, which claims people's accounts have been cloned and encourages users to share the message.

If you are anxious you might be the victim of Facebook cloning, try searching for other versions of your account and report duplicate profiles to Facebook. You did not send anyone a friend request.

If you've received a message from a friend telling you that your Facebook account has been cloned, don't be alarmed.

If you are an avid Facebook user, you've probably noticed that quite a few of the people on your friends' list have been posting that they've gotten hacked.

However, to be on the safe side, Facebook recommends that you delete it straight away anyway.



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