Facebook users warned about hoax messages

08 October, 2018, 16:11 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages

But that's not what's happening here, according to Facebook-there's apparently been no uptick in fake accounts since the messages started making the rounds.

"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.

A Facebook clone means a spammer has created a new account under your name, often times using your pictures and friend requesting your friends.

If there is one that looks suspicious then you can select it and choose the "not you" option which will then lead to Facebook helping you to secure your account.

You can also connect your mobile number to your account which could be useful if you somehow lose access to your account.

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'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts),' a Facebook official said.

"Hi.... I actually got another friend request from you yesterday...which I ignored so you may want to check your account... hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward...."
"Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". please forward to all your contacts". "Good Luck!", the message states. That does actually happen.

Hoax-Slayer Brett Christensen, from Bundaberg in Queensland, said in his blog the post "is just an amazingly inept attempt to warn people about a common Facebook scam known as "cloning". Instead, the social network believes the warnings have viral out of fear of the recent breach.

Users receive a message from a friend that says "Hi..."

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