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My Facebook Has Been Hacked I Don't Know What To Do?

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gordiescotland1 | 01:27 Tue 26th Sep 2023 | Technology
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Hi there I have been told by a couple of friends on Facebook that they have received friends requests from me  I have definitely not sent them. So it's looking likely I've been hacked. Is this a problem? What's the worst that can happen if I ignore it? I don't actually know what to do it's never happened to me before. I've put a message up saying don't accept any friend requests from me 



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It's not a hack; it's an 'impersonation account'.  i.e. someone has created an entirely new account using your name.

See here:

You've done what you can by posting on your wall advising your friends not to accept the friend request.

As Chris said your account hasn't been hacked, so they haven't gained access to your account - your account has been cloned.

If you can find the account in question, you can report it to FB and they'll close it down.

Also change your password 

Always worth changing passwords occasionally. But I'm not sure the cloner has used a password.

No idea why a cloner would clone you ...anyone know why they do it??

Mystic Meg says: it is God punishing you for using Facebook ( od the devil)

that was a joke by th way

//No idea why a cloner would clone you//

Because he's more interesting than you are Bob?

Just a wild guess,,

joke or not, I'd like to know how you managed to "get in touch" with her, PP

Ha lozzy...have you been cloned then.

OK I'll rephrase my earlier question....why would anyone want to cloner someone else's Facebook. Is it just mischief making or does it lead to scamming.

I haven't been cloned Bob, I'm not interesting enough.

Bobb, often both.


>>> "why would anyone want to cloner someone else's Facebook. Is it just mischief making or does it lead to scamming."

This is just a guess but . . .

If someone could convince Gordiescotland's friends that they were the real Gordiescotland, they could then message them along the following lines:
"Help!  My bank has frozen my main account with them, due to what they're calling 'suspicious activity' on it, and they've told me that it might be a week or two before I can access it again.  In the meantime though, I've got no money to buy any food with!  I've got another account, which I can still access, but there's currently only a few quid in it.  Could you perhaps lend me a few hundred quid to help me through the next week or two?  (I'll pay it back as soon as I can, of course).  The account number to make your payment to is . . . "

And people still fall for that sort of thing, even these days! If I received a message like that from any of my friends, the first thing I'd do is phone them. Wouldn't everybody?

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