Scam Alert: Don't Fall For This Facebook 'Friend Request From You' Message

Are your Facebook feed and messages filled with warnings of cloned profiles? It's going viral

Several Facebook users have reported their accounts were cloned after they received a duplicate friend request message asking them to forward the message to friends. Your Facebook account has not been hacked or cloned and has not been sending out friend requests.

Have you seen those warnings on Facebook from some of your friends?

The messages begin with "Hi...."

So by sharing it, you're probably not going to do any harm, other than making yourself look a bit gullible, but you're also not doing anyone any favours.

If you're concerned that your account may have been hacked or you want to ensure it is a secure as possible then here it what you need to know.

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There's no warning about the message containing any sort of virus or being an attempt at phishing - it's more just a waste of everyone's time, because a moron has decided they want to write a blag message to spread across social media for reasons known only to themselves. I had to do the people individually.

But not to fear, Facebook accounts are not really being cloned. "Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook.

On Sept. 25, Facebook's engineering team discovered a security issue affecting nearly 50 million accounts where hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in Facebook's code that allowed them to take over people's accounts. "Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". please forward to all your contacts". "If a person is genuinely concerned they are the victim of Facebook cloning, they should go to the profile and report it to Facebook", WXYZ reports.

But chances are, based on a small sampling of my friends and colleagues, the messages are coming from your friend's real account, passed along to you on the wind of good intentions. Do not forward it to all your friends.

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