Wednesday, 12 December, 2018


How to avoid the latest ‘Got Another Friend Request’ Facebook hoax

Melba Vasquez | 08 October, 2018, 14:32

HOAX: If you get this message on Facebook, do not forward.

Clones, different from hacks, means a spammer created a new account under your name, using your pictures and requesting your friends. A spokesperson told the Sun: "We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook".

I saw it for the first time late last week: an acquaintance from college posted something about how she had received a message about a friend receiving a friend request from her from a bogus account that the friend in question supposedly ignored, but she should "check her account".

SAN FRANCISCO- Facebook users were warned about a hoax disguised in a series of Facebook messages, officials announced. If more than one account with your photo and details shows up, your account may have been cloned. 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.

The easiest steps you can take to prevent your account from being hacked is to change your password regularly, report a hacked account, and report suspicious messages.

Basically, people are being duped into thinking their accounts have been "cloned". If it has, report the profile to Facebook.

By encouraging people to forward the message to their entire friends list, the warning becomes pointless noise, according to the site.

If you do see a fake you, then is a good time to just post something on your wall letting friends know what's up.

Mr Christensen claims the warning is doing nothing to keep people safe from cloning and is instead causing fear and alarm for no reason.

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