Don’t Fall For the FB Message Scam Now Doing the Rounds
You can stop forwarding that latest warning from your Facebook friends about your account being cloned. You weren’t. It’s bogus. And you’re just making it worse.
Spam can be defined as irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet. These are usually sent to a large number of users for a variety of use cases such as advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.
This one starts out - Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears…then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too….I had to do the people individually. Good Luck!
Then it tells you to “hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears…then hit forward….”
Your account isn’t sending duplicate friend requests. And you didn’t receive a request from the person you’re forwarding it to.
You’re simply doing it because the message tells you to.
Other similar ones are - Be careful: I got a message from you or it shown on your wall here.. Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept friendship request from .......... He/She is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks. Forwarded as received. Hold your finger down on the message. At the bottom in the middle it will say forward. Hit that then click on the names of those in your list.
DON’T. SHARE THESE
Otherwise, you become one of the reasons why the hoax is spreading so fast.. these are nothing but SPAM messages
There was a cloning epidemic on Facebook 18 months or so ago. That was genuine.
And people do still get hacked, if you account has been hacked change your password straight away or contact FB
Anyone who gets a duplicate request from you wouldn’t forward the bogus message. They’d send you a PM about it or perhaps post a comment on your timeline.
You’d probably do the same for them.
The message is a hoax, and anyone who shares it is spreading it.
The best way to avoid being duped: Ignore it. Delete it.
Share this story instead. It’ll do some good.