Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax

- Lately, many Facebook users have seen posts or read messages from people claiming their profile was cloned or from people warning not to accept any new friend requests from them, according to NBC affiliate WETM.

If you are an avid Facebook user, you've probably noticed that quite a few of the people on your friends' list have been posting that they've gotten hacked.

It then tells you to, "Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears.then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too.I had to do the people individually".

The latest Facebook hoax is causing concern and confusion among many users. "And you didn't receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to", the organization said in a Facebook post. Apparently this is a hoax and I am getting SPAMMED with them.

"You weren't. It's bogus".

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If your Facebook is hacked, there are ways to fix the problem and preventative measures to take to make sure yours does not become compromised. Not only should you change your password, but you should also reach out to Facebook for assistance.

Facebook really did fess up to a "security issue" a couple of weeks ago, and noted that nearly 50 million accounts may have been affected by it.

The best way to avoid being duped: Ignore it. Delete it.

If you think that your Facebook account was hacked, you should find out who has been accessing your account. If you notice anything unusual, you should change your password as soon as possible.

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