Officials warn about viral Facebook message hoax


This instance, Facebook said, occurred from cloning, which happens when a spammer creates a new account under your name, often times using your pictures and sending friend requests. I had to do the people individually.

Tech Expert Burton Kelso said the message regarding the possibly cloned account is a hoax, and you can stop forwarding this latest warning to your friends about being hacked. "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. As of now, ignore the "Got Another Friend Request from You" message. No variation of the "Got another friend request from you" message should be passed on to other users, and the claims in the message shouldn't be believed.

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

By sharing this message, you're unintentionally adding more people into the pool who are anxious about their accounts with no reason. There is no bug or virus now confirmed that is sending your Friends fake requests.

The message says, "Hi...."

The post circulating around is another one of those chain letter hoaxes, according to authorities.

If you've been on your Facebook news feed lately, you probably have noticed some rather odd posts.

There are numerous ways to ensure that your Facebook account is as protected as possible from potential being hacked. And there's the immortal copyright hoax.

These messages tend to go viral by tapping into real fears about the power of Facebook. On a help center page, they told a user that "the notification you saw is likely a scam". Thanks to a few well-meaning users, the message blew up and has been sent to thousands, if not millions of people.