Was Your Facebook Account Cloned In Last Week's Breach? Guess Again

Was Your Facebook Account Cloned In Last Week's Breach? Guess Again

A Facebook official said: 'We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook.

Then it says to check your account and instructs you to forward the message to all your friends. You weren't. It's bogus.

Users receive a message from a friend that says "Hi..."

The messages begin with "Hi...."

Tech Expert Burton Kelso told our sister station WDAF, that you can stop forwarding this latest warning to your friends about being hacked.

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If you've received a message from a friend telling you that your Facebook account has been cloned, don't be alarmed. You did not send anyone a friend request. I had to do the people individually.

Facebook really did fess up to a "security issue" a couple of weeks ago, and noted that nearly 50 million accounts may have been affected by it. And you're just making it worse.

But viral messages spreading in posts and messages suggest otherwise. Facebook's recent disclosure that attackers got their hands on access tokens for an unknown number of Facebook accounts is a big deal, since it's the kind of hack that you, a happy Facebook user, could not prevent. Good Luck! PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW ONE FROM ME AT THIS TIME. "Please forward to all your contacts", the message reads.

Many Facebook users have fallen for a hoax that is claiming that their account has been cloned.

The best way is to delete such messages and move on, said the report. If you see some of your friends are already friends with fake you, ping them privately and let them know they've been duped.

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