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Facebook message hoax spreading

Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 06:16:10-04

There's a new Facebook hoax going around that is targeting your inbox.

Here's what happens: You receive a direct message from one of your existing Facebook friends telling you they've received a friend request from you.

Then it says to check your account and instructs you to forward the message to all your friends.

The message reads:

ITALICS: 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!

Basically, people are being duped into thinking their accounts have been "cloned."

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