Facebook – Cloned Hacked Accounts – How To Check

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First there is a Facebook hoax that is doing the rounds warning people their Facebook accounts have been hacked or copied.

A typical message seen on Facebook will read, “”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,” .

People across Facebook are sharing this , but it’s not an emergency — just an “amazingly inept” effort to warn people about a common Facebook scam.

An easy way to check to see whether your Facebook account has been cloned is to search your name on Facebook. If more than one account with your photo and details shows up, your account may have been cloned.

If your account was cloned they do not have your password , you have not been hacked or your account has not been compromised.

Simply contact Facebook using the “report this profile” link on the bogus account, and it will be removed within 24 hours.

But warning people that you’ve received a second friend request from their account is only helpful if you’ve actually received one.

Encouraging people to forward the message to their entire friends list, the warning becomes pointless noise.

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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