Facebook says to ignore and not forward messages on cloned accounts

Posted at 1:19 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 15:19:02-04

Have you received a Facebook message saying a fellow user got another friend request from you?

The hoax is showing up in user’s message inbox, making it seem like the user has a cloned Facebook profile. The messages start by saying, “Hi, I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…”

The message then proceeds to tell users to check their account and forward the message to all Facebook friends. This is what is reportedly spreading the scam to users across the social media platform.

Facebook says to just ignore the message and not to forward it.

According to NBC Bay Area, this is not the first time a cloning scam has been in the works, as a similar hoax surfaced in 2016.

Facebook officials said despite all the messages, there hasn’t been an increase in cloned accounts as of recent, NBC said.

If you are a victim of this, there is a way to report it to Facebook. Facebook says anyone can report potentially impersonating accounts whether you have a Facebook account or not.

For more information, click here.