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The "Facebook Do Not Accept a 2nd Friend Request From Me" Messages

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The "Facebook Do Not Accept a 2nd Friend Request From Me" Messages

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There is no need to share the "Do Not Accept a 2nd Friend Request From Me" messages that are circulating on Facebook. What the messages are referring to is called "Profile Cloning," which is a form of scam used by cybercriminals to clone accounts and then trick the owners' friends into accepting a second or new friend request.

These messages started circulating after the Facebook security breach was announced, which is a perfect time for a prankster or someone who wants to create mischief to send out the messages. After hearing about a security breach, it will be easy for Facebook users to believe any messages regarding security, even if the message is true or not.

Although this Profile Cloning scam is real and it is almost virtually impossible for Facebook to stop, there is no need to spread the "Facebook Do Not Accept a 2nd Friend Request From Me" messages because they will only cause panic and confusion. To learn more about Profile Cloning, click here.

Below are samples of the messages that are circulating on the social media website.

Samples of the "Do Not Accept a 2nd Friend Request From Me" Messages

Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a new face book account (they don't need your password to do this 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

Please pass it on!!!

Hi....I actually got another friend request from you which I ignored so you may want to check your account. 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. PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW friendship FROM ME AT THIS TIME.

Heads-up!! It appears that many account are being cloned. Your picture and your name may be used to create a new face book account (they don't need your password to do this 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

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • October 13, 2018 at 8:47 AM by an anonymous user from Buffalo, New York, United States

    I have been getting all these messages above from a few friends. I haven't done anything it says to. How do I resolve this issue?

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    • October 13, 2018 at 1:47 PM by info

      We report the messages to Facebook and they are working to stop it.

      In the meantime, just report the messages to Facebook and delete them.

      Also, share this article with your friends and family.

      remove

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