It’s the latest Facebook Hoax, DON”T FALL FOR IT and annoy all your friends.  Here’s what happens;


You get a message from someone who say they received a friend request from a bogus account in your name that the friend in question supposedly ignored, but you should “check your account.” It also recommends forwarding the message to everyone you know and provides instructions on how to do so.  So begins the annoying chain of messages.



The truth is it’s just chain mail, if you are truly concerned that your account got cloned, which does happen regularly on Facebook and Instagram, just type your name Into the search bar.  If you see another you out there, you can click on the “Report this profile” button on the bogus account’s page to have it reported to Facebook. If all things work as they should, the bogus account should be shut down within 24 hours.


If you do see a fake you, then is a good time to just post something on your wall letting friends know what’s up. No need to spam everyone. If you see some of your friends are already friends with fake you, ping them privately and let them know they’ve been duped.


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