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How to avoid the latest ‘Got Another Friend Request’ Facebook hoax

09 October, 2018, 14:22 | Author: Shawna Walton
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And if you were messaged by a "clone" of your friend, then report that account to Facebook.

The latest hoax to circulate on Facebook is causing concern and confusion among many users, and even prompted a warning from officials.

Still, what's unusual is that people are (perhaps absentmindedly) sharing a message that includes the words "I actually got another friend request from you", even when they received no such fraudulent friend request. "Good luck! PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW ONE FROM ME AT THIS TIME".

Facebook is warning its users about a viral hoax that's been hitting accounts worldwide. Has my account been duped or cloned and is someone sending invites to my friends, pretending to be me?

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.

"The best way to keep your Facebook account from getting cloned is to hide your friends list", Kelso said.

"It's not like other messages that maybe try to get you to go to a website where it's gonna try to steal some of your information or your username and password", he said.

Between fake news, Russian hacks, and data breaches, Facebook has certainly had its fair share of problems in the past couple of years.

'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts)'.

However, it was quietly dropped after Facebook admitted that a majority of people weren't using it.

You can easily check to see if your account has been cloned by just searching your name on Facebook. Attackers could "seize control" of user accounts through the access tokens, Facebook said.

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