Here's the latest Facebook hoax you should know about

Here's the latest Facebook hoax you should know about

While it might seem like something to be anxious about, a social media hoax expert says the viral message is simply "pointless".

The hoax message went viral on Sunday, saying the sender had received a duplicate friend request from the recipient.

You're simply doing it because the message tells you to.

The messages begin with "Hi...."

Then it tells you to "hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward...." If you're on Facebook, you might have noticed that some of your friends and family have posted scripted messages about accounts being cloned, and not to trust duplicate friend requests if you receive one. They don't gain access to any of your private information but will try to trick your friends into adding them and then ask for money or send viruses. I had to do the people individually.

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However, to be on the safe side, Facebook recommends that you delete it straight away anyway. This message is a hoax that is being spread around. Or maybe you received a private message warning you that your account had been compromised.

The message warns people their accounts may have been cloned. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me".

Although account cloning is a real thing, the viral copy/paste message warning about it is likely not from a cloned account. But that's not what's happening here, according to Facebook-there's apparently been no uptick in fake accounts since the messages started making the rounds.

There's a new Facebook hoax going around that is targeting your inbox. If you see some of your friends are already friends with fake you, ping them privately and let them know they've been duped.

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