The message is fake and by forwarding it your Facebook friends or followers it only persists in spreading the hoax. Watch and the ball will turn green. We pay writers, editors, web developers, and other staff who work tirelessly to provide you with an invaluable service: evidence-based, contextualized analysis of facts. Officials are instructing Facebook users to simply ignore the message and do not spread share it with your Facebook friends as it will only make matters continue. If you do not send this message to all your facebook contacts, then your account will remain inactive with the consequence of losing all your contacts without the transmission of this message.
Officials said your account is not sending out duplicate friend requests. The message goes on to instruct Facebook users to hold their finger on the message until the forward button appears and then prompts them to forward it to all of their friends. The message says once a user accepts the friend request, Smith, who is a hacker, will be able to get into your Facebook account and hack you. The hoax works by targeting a user's inbox on Messenger, with the message making it appear like the user could have a cloned profile. If you do not believe me, tomorrow at 6 pm Facebook will be closed and to open it you will have to pay. A viral message circulating the website says the sender has received a duplicate friend request from the recipient and they should forward the same message to their friends. Then it says to check your account and to forward the message to all your friends.
You can flag cloned accounts to Facebook via the 'report' feature. Those instances were real and people do still get hacked. This message is different from the cloning epidemic that hit Facebook last year. I had to do the people individually. Facebook Messenger users that are sent the spam message are encouraged to avoid clicking the malicious links. If you have at least 10 contacts send them this message. Send to 10 people to reactivate your service again without cost.
I had to do the people individually. Facebook officials said that despite all the hoax messages, there hasn't been an unusual increase in cloned accounts recently. Did you receive of these messages, or do you know someone who did? Facebook officials that there is no known uptick in cloned accounts nor is this latest hoax connected to last week's security breach. Send this message to 10 people. If you send this string to 18 different from your list, your icon will be blue and it will be free for you.
If you see something happening that shouldn't be, the activity monitor will also let you close the offending program completely. It is official it was even on the news. That is our policy, and it always has been. He explained a clone would look almost exactly like your Facebook page. Facebook has just released the entry price: £5.
Here's what happens: you receive a message from an existing Facebook friend telling you they've received a friend request from you. Scroll down for video The virus makes Facebook Messenger users send a hoax message to all of their friends. Facebook officials say to just delete the message and that there is not a virus attached to it A spokesperson said: 'We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook. A new scam sweeping the social network causes users to send out personalised hoax messages to their friends that include a virus-ridden link. A similar scam happened in the summer of 2016.
It encourages you to forward the message to your Facebook friends to warn them of the mimic account. Users who click on the link are directed to different malicious sites depending on their browser,' reports. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. We require that our active users forward this message to each of the people in your contact list in order to confirm our active facebook users. Google Chrome users who click on the link are taken to a fake YouTube channel that is baited with adware. Digital Content Creator real time.
So what is the message theoretically warning you against? The language may be slightly tweaked, but the message is the same: Deadline tomorrow!!! Here's how it works: You receive a message from an existing Facebook friend telling you they've received a friend request from you. But how can users tells if their Facebook has been cloned? It can trick you into downloading more adware, which will fill up your phone with spam adverts. Then it says to check your account and instructs you to forward the message to all your friends. General security help You can take some easy steps to tighten your account security. All members must post a note like this.
Do it and you will see Facebook is now free. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. Send this message to 10 people. It can trick you into downloading more adware, which will fill up your phone with spam adverts. Forward this message to more than your 9 contacts and it will be free for life for you.
They then send out friend requests to your existing friend list to gather more personal information, or to send out scam messages from the faked account. Well, the message is a fake. The best thing to do is ignore it and delete it. Tomorrow they start to collect the messages for facebook at 0. This is easier than it sounds, and the danger is real: Hackers often steal a login and password from one site and try to use it on others.