If you get the message, just delete it or ignore it.
Then it says to check your account and instructs you to forward the message to all your friends.
Officials encourage you to ignore the message and not to follow the message instructions because it only spreads the hoax further.
The issue is that people are falling for the hoax and pasting this to their friends, but there really isn't any need to because it's unlikely so many people have been hacked. Should either method turn up a hit, use Facebook's "report this profile" link to have the unauthorized account deactivated.
It is possible for scammers to steal your name and picture to make a new account, but Facebook says that doesn't mean your account has been hacked or breached.
Some users are being duped into thinking that their accounts have been cloned due to a viral message that says the sender got a duplicate friend request from the recipient.
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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. And you didn't receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to.
However, if you're anxious your profile may have been cloned, you can search for your profile on Facebook and report any duplicate accounts. Apparently this is a hoax and I am getting SPAMMED with them.
Always watch what you share on Facebook. It advises consumers to report fake accounts if they encounter them.
If you are anxious at all or have been experiencing unusual changed to your account you should change your passwords.
Facebook was not immediately available for comment.