No, your Facebook account hasn't been cloned

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A Facebook official said: 'We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook.

The message that went viral these past few days is different, however: It urges you to forward it to "all the people you want to forward to" - which many take to mean all their friends.

According to a Time report, Facebook users were being duped into thinking that their accounts have been cloned.

A viral Facebook message that claims the message recipient's account has been cloned or compromised is actually a hoax, officials say.

In 2016, a similar mass cloning scam occurred on Facebook.

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Hi.I actually got another friend request from you yesterday.which I ignored so you may want to check your account.

If you are an avid Facebook user, you've probably noticed that quite a few of the people on your friends' list have been posting that they've gotten hacked. From that point on they can write what they want under your name.

"And you're just making it worse", reads a warning posted on the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness' Facebook page. The attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook's code that impacted "View As", a feature that lest people see what their own profile looks like to someone else. The message then instructs the user to "hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward..."

"Please stop sending me copy and paste emails about Facebook accounts being cloned".

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