Facebook shut down Paper, a stand-alone iOS app that was part News Feed, part newsreader, in 2016, two years after its launch. After it tells you about friends requests that you're "sending out", it instructs you to hold your finger on the message to forward it.
Facebook says there has been no known uptick in cloned accounts this week, when the messages started circulating, WSYR reported.
Facebook does say hacking and cloning of accounts are possible but, the volume of these types of posts are not a good measure for how often impersonation is happening.
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. "Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". please forward to all your contacts".
Several Facebook users have been getting a message that reads, "Hi...."
If you've received a message from a friend telling you that your Facebook account has been cloned, don't be alarmed.
"It's not like other messages that maybe try to get you to go to a website where it's gonna try to steal some of your information or your username and password", he said.
According to a Time report, Facebook users were being duped into thinking that their accounts have been cloned. You know the one: the paragraph of legal-sounding text that people post to their Facebook feeds in a misguided attempt to prevent Facebook from taking over the copyright to everything they post. If you notice anything unusual, you should change your password as soon as possible.
Facebook has a detailed guide on how to get back into a hacked account, which is available here.