If you do actually receive an invite from someone already on your friends list, send them an individual message. "I actually got another friend request from you yesterday...which I ignored so you may want to check your account..."
As CBS News reported, the viral message asks Facebook users to hold their finger on the message for an extended period of time until a button with an option to forward the message appears. I had to do the people individually. "Your picture and your name are used to create a new face book account (they don't need your password to do this this)", the message reads in part.
'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts),' a Facebook official said.
This message is different from the cloning epidemic that hit Facebook past year.
Facebook account hacking has been a growing concern especially after it was revealed that a recent hack exposed the personal information of 50m users.
Riff Goes O'er The Cliff!Attackers could "seize control" of user accounts through the access tokens, Facebook said.
Facebook's third attempt to capture Snapchat's market, named Slingshot, too crashed.
Officials are instructing Facebook users to simply ignore the message and do not spread share it with your Facebook friends as it will only make matters continue.
Facebook was not immediately available for comment.
In 2016, a similar mass cloning scam occurred on Facebook. And if you were messaged by a "clone" of your friend, then report that account to Facebook. They just fell into the hoax hole that seems to keep on growing. "It's insane. My friends are too", tweeted one user.