Facebook cloning hoax: Users duped by viral message

Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages

Then it says to check your account and instructs you to forward the message to all your friends. If you see another you out there, you can click on the "Report this profile" button on the bogus account's page to have it reported to Facebook.

A Facebook message warning your account has been cloned may have landed in your social media inbox.

The messages begin with "Hi...."

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

Tech Expert Burton Kelso told our sister station WDAF, that you can stop forwarding this latest warning to your friends about being hacked. The person who created the alternate account sends out the message above, hoping to get your friends to accept your request in order to obtain their information.

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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.

Heads-up! nearly every account is being cloned. I had to do the people individually.

Last year, a real cloning epidemic hit Facebook, but unlike that incident, this one has been proven as false. "Please forward to all your contacts", the message reads. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". But that's not what's happening here, according to Facebook-there's apparently been no uptick in fake accounts since the messages started making the rounds.

However, to be on the safe side, Facebook recommends that you delete it straight away anyway. The bad news is: People are falling for yet another copy/paste hoax on Facebook, a website with a long history of them. It means nothing. And definitely don't forward it to your friends.

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