Chances are you've gotten one (or dozens) of these messages from friends trying to be helpful.
Most users fear such messages could be used to install computer virus that put their device and account data at risk but Facebook has dispelled the fears terming the warning messages a hoax. I had to do the people individually.
Facebook users may have come across posts warning them of cloned or copied accounts.
"There appears to be no reason at this time to forward a message telling friends that their account may have been cloned without having actually received a duplicate friend request", said the report.
"Whoever this is coming from, I'll bet you they have some kind of heuristics that look inside that message to find out exactly who forwarded this thing", Witten said.
Other easy steps to take to prevent being hacked on Facebook include regularly changing your password, reporting a hacked account, reporting suspicious messages or applications, and strengthening your other privacy settings. Apparently this is a hoax and I am getting SPAMMED with them.
Facebook was not immediately available for comment.
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Alarming, urgent messages have a way of going viral on Facebook, despite whether they are true.
Is this message real?
You can also do a quick search on Facebook of your name to see if there are any secondary Facebook accounts with your name.
From here you can see where your account has been accessed from and you can use this to spot if there are any that are out of the ordinary, which could be an unknown device or a location that you don't recognise.
"I think people have an innate need or want to believe in good and believe that other people are good and trust that their friend or their family member and what they're sending them is good honest information", said to Kristen Kotheimer of PsyCare.