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

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

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

Have you seen those warnings on Facebook from some of your friends? The hoax works by suggesting an account has been cloned, even when it hasn't, prompting anxious users to spread the message to all their friends.

Hi.I actually got another friend request from you yesterday.which I ignored so you may want to check your account.

If you are an avid Facebook user, you've probably noticed that quite a few of the people on your friends' list have been posting that they've gotten hacked.

"If a friend informs you that he or she has received a second friend request from you, this could indeed be an indication that your account has been cloned".

Snopes, the fact-checking site, explains that the hoax appears to reference fears about "cloned" Facebook accounts, where would-be scammers copy the name, profile picture, and basic information from a real account to create a second, almost identical account on Facebook.

Don't forward it. That message is fake.

Your account isn't sending duplicate friend requests.

If this is still possible then you should go to the Security and login tab that can be found under the main settings, which you can access by clicking the arrow in the top right of the page. It's like a modern day chain letter.

'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts)'. Back in 2016, there was a cloning scam reported on the social media network, but this is not related.

A new hoax spreading fast on Facebook reads in part,"Hi... 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. That message was real.

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