A scammer cannot clone your Facebook account, but they can create one with your name and picture, then send requests to your friends with the goal of getting money or sending your friends a computer virus through Facebook's Messenger. I had to do the people individually.
Officials are warning Facebook users about a new viral message that is actually a hoax.
Heads-up! nearly every account is being cloned.
Over the weekend, you might have seen a wave of panicked friends in your Facebook news feeds posting warnings: Their accounts were hacked, don't accept friend requests from their accounts.
"If a friend informs you that he or she has received a second friend request from you, this could indeed be an indication that your account has been cloned".
This prompts everyone else who receives it to believe their accounts may have also been cloned. There is no bug or virus now confirmed that is sending your Friends fake requests.
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Facebook is aware of this message. It's like a modern day chain letter.
The suspicious message is considered to be spam, which is different from being hacked, Facebook told WSYR-TV.
Officials say forwarding the message only makes it worse.
If you've been on your Facebook news feed lately, you probably have noticed some rather odd posts. If you see some of your friends are already friends with fake you, ping them privately and let them know they've been duped.
That turned into timelines filled with "I got hacked" posts. Thanks to a few well-meaning users, the message blew up and has been sent to thousands, if not millions of people. That message was real.