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Facebook Cloning

Well it’s now after Christmas and there is probably a lot of new devices out there and the vast majority of them will be signing up for Facebook or at least logging into their existing account from their new device, so I think it’s time for a refresher course on Facebook cloning. You know what it is, it’s that thing where you get a friend request from somebody you are already friends with. First off, you are most likely not hacked, so changing your password won’t help. It all boils down to your privacy settings. Read the following excellent write up on tips to limit cloning, or just do what I do and ignore them. I use common sense and know that if I’m friends with someone already that I can’t be friends with them again unless we have opened up an alternate universe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

What is Facebook Cloning and How Can I Protect Myself From It? – Hoax-Slayer

Facebook cloning describes a technique in which scammers create a fake Facebook profile by using images and other information stolen from a targeted user’s real Facebook profile. The scammers may be able to create a profile that – at least at first glance – looks very much like the target’s genuine profile.

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