Fact Checked: No, your Facebook account is not being cloned

Fact Checked: No, your Facebook account is not being cloned

A post has resurfaced on social media claiming that Facebook accounts of the users are being cloned.

“Heads-up!! Accounts are being icloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a new facebook account (they don’t need your password to do this). They want your friends to add them to their Facebook account. Your friends will think that it’s you and accept your request. From that point on they can write what they want under your name. I have No plans to open a new account. Please  DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from “me”. please forward to all your contacts” the message read.

FACT CHECK 

When NewsMobile fact-checked this, we found out that it is fake.

When we searched for this on Google, we found a story by TIME dated back to October 2018.

A journalist from WPSD-TV called out this fake message and wrote, ” HOAX: If you get this message on Facebook, do not forward. This message is a hoax that is being spread around. You did not send anyone a friend request. It is not a real message.”

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