Hoax message about clone accounts making rounds on Facebook

Eileen GuzmanOct 09, 2018

I had to do the people individually.

You can stop forwarding that latest warning from your Facebook friends about your account being cloned.

The easiest way to find out who has been accessing your account, when, and where is to go into your "Settings", select "Security", and then the "Where You're Logged In" option.

Have you seen those warnings on Facebook from some of your friends?

Your account is not sending out duplicate friend requests.

Facebook was not immediately available for comment.

According to officials, it's not a bug or virus.

Facebook has said that this message is false.

By sharing this message, you're unintentionally adding more people into the pool who are anxious about their accounts with no reason. It's like a modern day chain letter.

Of course, it is entirely possible to get hacked on Facebook, and proper measures can and should be taken if you feel as though your account has been compromised. Your picture and your name are used to create a new Facebook account (they don't need your password to do this this). You know the one: the paragraph of legal-sounding text that people post to their Facebook feeds in a misguided attempt to prevent Facebook from taking over the copyright to everything they post. The copyright hoax is, in part, a meme about what we post to social media, and what those companies do with that information. On a help center page, they told a user that "the notification you saw is likely a scam".

And people still do get hacked. Thanks to a few well-meaning users, the message blew up and has been sent to thousands, if not millions of people.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

In a First, SpaceX Launches and Lands a Rocket at California Base
The launch lit up the sky across San Diego and locals flooded KSWB with photos and questions about what they'd just seen overhead. The satellite's twin, SAOCOM-1B, will also launch on a Falcon 9; its liftoff is targeted for next year.

Chill in the air as Pompeo meets Chinese counterparts in Beijing
Following Pompeo's latest trip to the Korean Peninsula, Trump and Kim are "close" to finalizing details for a second summit. Moon also said there was a possibility of Kim holding a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Mourinho: I’m victim of a ‘manhunt’
When his players return from global duty, Man United will face Chelsea and Juventus within three days. Nobody has done more to undermine, expose or demotivate this United squad than Mourinho himself.

New British proposal for Irish border ‘step in right direction’: European Union source
A tentative meeting has also been penciled in for November if there is still work to be done. Varadkar also met European Union summit chair Donald Tusk in Brussels.

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K
Inspired by news stories of recovering valuable meteorites, he took the rock to Central Michigan University ( CMU ) for analysis. When the new owner moved after a few years, he took the rock with him and continued to use it as a doorstop.

Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court
Ford's testimony to be heart-wrenching, painful, compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to", Collins said. The US Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, after weeks of rancorous debate.

Google+ Is Finally Shutting Down, And It’s About Time
Unfortunately, whether you've forgotten about it or not, if you have a Google+ account, your data may have been put at risk. Some infosec bods have taken Google's side, arguing disclosure is only needed if there's evidence of a security breach.

Khabib's manager suggests McGregor barbs led to post-fight skirmish
However for the fight to go ahead, UFC organisers need to overcome a timezone dilemma for pay-per-view buyers in the States. White said Nurmagomedov should've "pulled [McGregor] up from the ground and said, 'Hey, good fight, ' and got his belt".

Pixel Slate: first Images of Google’s new tablet leak
Google will reveal the Pixel 3 , along with what is likely to be a slew of other hardware, beginning at 11 AM on October 9. Previously a leaker who goes by the name of Rozetked shared a hands on video of the Pixel 3 on Youtube.

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein
Sessions said such agreements, known as consent decrees, are too restrictive on police officers. The number of shooting victims peaked in 2016 when 3,348 people were shot in the city.