Facebook Account Hack Scam

Over the weekend, you might have seen a wave of panicked friends in your Facebook news feeds posting warnings: Their FB accounts were hacked; don’t accept friend requests that appear to be from them. Or maybe you received a private message warning you that your account had been hacked or compromised. The scam warning spread in the form of a message, sent from a friend or “friend.” The message claims that the sender received a suspicious friend request in FB from you, and that the proper way to address this disturbing news is to immediately share the message they sent to you with all your friends.Should you be worried? Well, we have some good news and bad news. The good news is: Chances are, you were not hacked if you received this message, nor are you being impersonated on Facebook, and no fraudulent friend requests got sent. The whole thing is a viral hoax. The bad news is: People are falling for yet another copy/paste hoax on Facebook, a website with a long history of them. Foreign Policy
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