When a hacker steals a user’s photos, personal data and sends out friend requests to collect more personal information or sending spam messages from the fake account, then the process is known as Facebook cloning.
Facebook Trick Chain Mail
The Trick Chain Message tells peoples that their account has been cloned and they have to forward the message to other people in their friend lists.
The Trick Chain Message says. I got another friend request from you yesterday which I ignored, so you want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears. then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too.’
In this Chain Message, there is no virus, but it feels irritating, and many people fall for it and put the wrong information to their newsfeeds.
The Facebook Officially said.’We have heard that some people see posts or messages about that their accounts being cloned on Facebook. It takes the form of a chain mail.’
How To Know If your Facebook Has Been Hacked Or Not
If any user wants to know that his/her account has been hacked or not, the first step is to make sure that you can still login into your Facebook Id or Not.
If you can still log in, then your first step is to go on the security and login tab that can be found under the main setting, which you can locate by taping the top right option of the page.
The page which appears next, from here you can see your account has been accessed from, and you can use this to identify if any are out of the ordinary, any unknown device or any location that you didn’t recognize.
If anything looks doubtful, then you can select it and choose the “Not You” option which leads to Facebook helping page to secure your account.
Protect Facebook Account From Hackers
There are multiple numbers of way to ensure that your Facebook account is protected and safe from hackers.
Turn ON two-factor authentication
- Go to your Security and Login Settings by clicking in the top-right corner of Facebook and clicking Settings > Security and Login.
- Scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and click Edit.
- Choose the authentication method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Click Enable once you’ve selected and turned on an authentication process.
You can also choose 2 to 5 friends that can help you when you are logged out of your account, and It offers an easy way to recover your account back to you.
The most important step is to create a strong password which contains, a mix of numbers, alphabet, uppercase letters, and lower case letters as it makes difficult for a hacker to access your account