Facebook message about your account being cloned is a hoax

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Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears, then hit forward and all the people you want to forward to.

The message is a hoax and by sharing it, you're only making it spread faster.

You may just be sitting minding your own business when you receive a message from a friend or someone you didn't realise you were connected with.

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.

A Facebook message that is actually a hoax has now gone viral.

"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.

- Have you received a warning from a Facebook friend about multiple friend requests?

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Always watch what you share on Facebook. Then, the message calls them to forward the message on to their friends.

Facebook recently shut down "Lifestage", its standalone social networking app that it released a year ago for high schoolers. The bad news is: People are falling for yet another copy/paste hoax on Facebook, a website with a long history of spreading them.

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

Kelso said the best way to keep your Facebook account from getting cloned is to hide your "friends list".

Facebook was not immediately available for comment.

It's fake - so users shouldn't worry if they see it - but if you're anxious that someone may have got into your account, there are steps to take (below).

That turned into timelines filled with "I got hacked" posts.