Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Heads-up!! Your Facebook account was not cloned

Heads-up!! Your Facebook account was not cloned

Facebook shut down Paper, a stand-alone iOS app that was part News Feed, part newsreader, in 2016, two years after its launch. "Several inbox messages about cloned accounts and fake friend requests!"

Officials say this is not true and if you get one of these messages, simply delete them and do not forward them.

If you think you're a victim of cloning, you should check and see if there is a duplicate of your account.

Users can also report any suspicious activity directly to Facebook by clicking on the question mark link in the top right corner of the home page. "And you didn't receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to", the organization said in a Facebook post. "PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW friendship FROM ME AT THIS TIME".


Facebook says, 'If the email associated with your Facebook account has changed, you can reverse this.

No, while there have been real reported cases of Facebook accounts being cloned, this message is not a real example of one.

Facebook is warning its users about a viral hoax that's been hitting accounts worldwide.

"It's not like other messages that maybe try to get you to go to a website where it's gonna try to steal some of your information or your username and password", he said. They're a hoax. Do not believe or fall for them. There's an easy way to find out if you've been cloned: search for your name to see if someone else has opened an account pretending to be you.


By sharing this message, you're unintentionally adding more people into the pool who are anxious about their accounts with no reason.

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That will give you all the information you need to figure out if you someone has access to your Facebook account that should not.


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