Was My Facebook Hacked? Viral Hoax May Have Tricked You, Too

Was My Facebook Hacked? Viral Hoax May Have Tricked You, Too

Officials say it is a total hoax. Then, they send a bunch of friend requests to the original account's friend list, to try to scam the person's unsuspecting friends into granting access to their personal information by accepting the request.

You may have spent all weekend anxious that your Facebook account had been hacked.

Facebook said in a statement, 'We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook.

A viral message circulating the website says the sender has received a duplicate friend request from the recipient and they should forward the same message to their friends. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me".

'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts),' a Facebook official said.

Facebook is warning its users about a viral hoax that's been hitting accounts worldwide.

Forwarding these messages is actually creating confusion and suggests a widespread, sudden problem that doesn't exist.

It instructs you to forward the message to all of your friends. "Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook. Apparently this is a hoax and I am getting SPAMMED with them.

This may set alarm bells ringing in your head that you have been hacked and someone is wandering around in your shoes calling themselves "Bob", but chances are, they are not.

If there is one that looks suspicious then you can select it and choose the "not you" option which will then lead to Facebook helping you to secure your account. If you notice anything unusual, you should change your password as soon as possible.

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