Latest news report on TIME suggests Facebook users are being tricked into thinking their accounts are being cloned. There is a viral message making rounds on the social media sites on Sunday warning people about the Hoax.
HOAX: If you get this message on Facebook, do not forward. This message is a hoax that is being spread around. You did not send anyone a friend request. It is not a real message. pic.twitter.com/xsIR8iVUNl
— Leah Shields (@LeahShieldsWPSD) October 7, 2018
According to Leah Shields, Reported @WPSDLocal6 mentioned about the HOAX. The tweet clearly states that message sent around is not a real message.
What Is The Facebook HOAX?
The messages state that the sender has received a duplicate friend request from the recipient. The receiver is later asked to forward the same message to their friends. This leads to many people who have received the message, forwarding it to all of their friends. Adding other hundreds of people into believing they have a problem with their accounts.
A similar mass cloning scam had taken place back in 2016. The Facebook official told WSYR that the recent viral messages do not reflect an actual epidemic of cloned accounts neither is it related to the data breach that occurred in September.
Most of the users are frustrated about receiving dozens of fake messages of their accounts being hacked.
There are others who have tweeted about the HOAX.
Folks, please stop sending messages about Facebook hack. When you send these hoax messages to all of your friends, you are actually exposing them to more problems. This hoax has been reported by many news outlets.
— David J. McCarthy (@djmac47) October 6, 2018
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