That latest warning from your Facebook friends is a hoax, officials say

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As of now, ignore the "Got Another Friend Request from You" message.

Facebook told the Washington Post that cloning is of course a real thing, but the high numbers of messages being sent means it is only a hoax.

Still, what's unusual is that people are (perhaps absentmindedly) sharing a message that includes the words "I actually got another friend request from you", even when they received no such fraudulent friend request. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me".

Facebook users have been receiving messages from their friends warning that there could be a scheme to hack and clone their accounts. Then, the message calls them to forward the message on to their friends.

But not to fear, Facebook accounts are not really being cloned. "Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook.

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

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"I have requested all who are sending me the "private message" via messenger to stop and just post warnings on their respective walls", the user wrote on her timeline.

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"We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts)".

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

By simply searching your name, you can see if your account has in fact been duplicated. Attackers could "seize control" of user accounts through the access tokens, Facebook said.

Of course, it is entirely possible to get hacked on Facebook, and proper measures can and should be taken if you feel as though your account has been compromised.

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