How to avoid the latest ‘Got Another Friend Request’ Facebook hoax
How to avoid the latest ‘Got Another Friend Request’ Facebook hoax
Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages
08 October, 2018, 08:59
A Facebook hoax message is going around that targets the user telling them someone cloned their account and to forward the message to other people in your friend list. "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.
Hi.I actually got another friend request from you yesterday.which I ignored so you may want to check your account.
There was a cloning epidemic on Facebook 18 months or so ago.
There is no bug or virus now confirmed that is sending your Friends fake requests. The attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook's code that impacted "View As", a feature that lest people see what their own profile looks like to someone else.
The message reads as above. The message then instructs the user to "hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward..." "Good Luck!", the message states.
"Occasionally Facebook accounts are cloned and the hackers will send your friends phishing emails to dupe them into clicking on a link that will infect them". That does actually happen.
The message hints that the receiver may have been the victim of a cloning scam. Instead, the social network believes the warnings have viral out of fear of the recent breach.
Anyone who gets a duplicate request from you wouldn't forward the bogus message.
Facebook says there is no virus attached to the message, but that if you receive it you should just delete it.
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