‘I actually got another friend request’ message

Beware of the ‘I actually got another friend request’ Facebook message which is being forwarded. The message claims that the sender received another friend request from you and urges you to check your account.

It does not stop there, once you are going to check your account, the message also instructs you to send the same post to your other Facebook friends. People are sharing the post via Messenger and News Feed.

The Facebook message which is being shared:

Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may 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….I had to do the people individually.   Good Luck!

The supposed warning is doing nothing whatsoever to help keep people safe from cloning scams. Instead, it is spreading confusion, fear, and alarm for no good reason. And, it is panicking users into distributing utterly useless information far and wide.