This prompts everyone else who receives it to believe their accounts may have also been cloned. "Your picture and your name are used to create a new face book account (they don't need your password to do this this)", the message reads in part.
Have you received this message on Facebook?
"However, at risk of stating the obvious, sending a second friend request warning is only helpful if you have received a second friend request from someone".
The message doesn't contain a virus but it is leading to more people spreading the false information.
A spokesperson told the Sun: "We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook". 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.
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You're simply doing it because the message tells you to. "PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW friendship FROM ME AT THIS TIME".
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.
It is possible for scammers to steal your name and picture to make a new account, but Facebook says that doesn't mean your account has been hacked or breached.
Another Facebook hoax is making the rounds. "If a person is genuinely concerned they are the victim of Facebook cloning, they should go to the profile and report it to Facebook", WXYZ reports.
From here you can see where your account has been accessed from and you can use this to spot if there are any that are out of the ordinary, which could be an unknown device or a location that you don't recognise.
The best way to avoid being duped: Ignore it. Delete it.