Friday, 19 October, 2018

Facebook users warned about hoax messages

Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages
Rhonda Young | 08 October, 2018, 12:42

You did not send anyone a friend request.

Clones, different from hacks, means a spammer created a new account under your name, using your pictures and requesting your friends.

The spammer does this, hoping your friends accept the requests thinking it's somebody they know. It then urges you to then forward on the message.

People apparently spread the baseless message due to residual concern from previous hacking scandals, said the Plaquemines Parish (Louisiana) Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in a Facebook post.

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Officials say it is a total hoax.

The scam message reads: 'Hi.I actually got another friend request from you yesterday.which I ignored so you may want to check your account.

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.

Tech Expert Burton Kelso told our sister station WDAF, that you can stop forwarding this latest warning to your friends about being hacked.

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It then instructs you to hold your finger down and forward the message.

"We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook".

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

Anyone who gets a duplicate request from you wouldn't forward the bogus message.

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"The best thing for users to do is just delete the messages they receive about this, especially if they echo the exact same language used above. Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook. It'll do some good.

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