Officials warn of Facebook hoax

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(WKOW) — If you’ve received a Facebook message about getting another friend request, the social media site says it’s part of a hoax.

The message has gone viral over the past couple of days.

People are reporting getting a message that reads, “Hi, I actually got another friend request from you yesterday which I ignored so you may want to check your account.”

The message then asks you to hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears, so you can forward it to all your friends.

Officials are asking you not to do that. Instead, they’re asking you to ignore it and delete it.

Your account did not send out another friend request. If you do forward it, you’re only spreading the hoax faster.

The message isn’t going to spread a bug or virus, it’s just an annoying chain message. But, Facebook says if you think your account has been hacked, it’s best to report it and review your privacy settings.



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