Your Facebook account is NOT being cloned, it's all a hoax

Your Facebook account is NOT being cloned, it's all a hoax

Your Facebook account is NOT being cloned, it's all a hoax

Facebook officials say the clone warning may be going viral out of an abundance of caution by users.

Facebook users are being tricked into thinking their accounts are being cloned by hackers, thanks to a viral message that spread across inboxes over the weekend.

The messages begin with "Hi...."

The massive social hoax started when you, or someone you know, received a message from a Facebook friend saying they've received a friend request from you, WXYZ reports. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears.then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too.I had to do the people individually.

A good way to see if there is, in fact, a fake you out there trying to steal all your friends is to just do a search for your name. "Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook. "PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW friendship FROM ME AT THIS TIME". Or maybe you received a private message warning you that your account had been compromised.

Another Facebook hoax is making the rounds. Facebook's recent disclosure that attackers got their hands on access tokens for an unknown number of Facebook accounts is a big deal, since it's the kind of hack that you, a happy Facebook user, could not prevent. "If a person is genuinely concerned they are the victim of Facebook cloning, they should go to the profile and report it to Facebook", WXYZ reports. "And you certainly should check it out so that you can take action to protect yourself and your friends if your account really has been cloned", he wrote.

Kelso said the best thing you can do is just ignore it and delete it.

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