By Dymond Alexis
Have you received a few weird messages from some of your Facebook friends stating that your account could be cloned? No need to worry, you can’t be cloned and your account will not be hacked.
There have been two versions of the messages going around, both having users worried if their page will be hacked or not.
Versions of the messages:
“Heads-up!! Almost every account is being 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). They want your friends to add them to their Facebook account. Your friends will think that it’s you and accept your request. From that point on they can write what they want under your name. I have NO plans to open a new account. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from ‘me’. please forward to all your contacts.”
“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!”
The only way a scammer can clone your account is to simply create another account using your name and pictures. If this happens, simply report it.