Warning: Officials warn Facebook users about hoax messages


Have you been getting annoying facebook messages in your inbox? Well you can ignore them according to Plaquemines Parish office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. 

They say there was a cloning epidemic on Facebook about 18 months ago which was real, and some people do still get hacked. However, this message is different.

The message begins with “Hi… I actually got another friend request from you yesterday which I ignored so you may want to check your account.”

It then instructs you to hold your finger down and forward the message.

Officials in Plaquemines parish are urging people to stop forwarding the message about being hacked.

You can stop forwarding that latest warning from your Facebook friends about being hacked. You weren’t. It’s bogus. And you’re just making it worse.

It starts out: “Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account…”

Then it tells you to “hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears…then hit forward….”

Your account isn’t sending duplicate friend requests. And you didn’t receive a request from the person you’re forwarding it to.
You’re simply doing it because the message tells you to.


Otherwise, you become one of the reasons why the hoax is spreading so fast.

There was a cloning epidemic on Facebook 18 months or so ago. That was genuine.
And people still do get hacked.

The message that went viral these past few days is different, however:
It urges you to forward it to “all the people you want to forward to” – which many take to mean all their friends.



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