Monday, October 8, 2018

A Public Service Announcement - Facebook Hoax Alert

If, like me, you are on Facebook, I would like to alert you to a hoax currently circulating, one that I received in my Messenger this morning. The best thing to do if you received the following is to ignore the message and delete it:
The latest Facebook hoax is causing concern and confusion among many users.

Users receive a message from a friend that says “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!”

Confused? Well you wouldn’t be the only one and there is a simple way you can avoid it. Tech Expert Burton Kelso said this is all a hoax and you can stop forwarding this latest warning to your friends about being hacked.

Kelso said the best thing you can do is just ignore it and delete it.

“Occasionally Facebook accounts are cloned and the hackers will send your friends phishing emails to dupe them into clicking on a link that will infect them.”

Kelso said the best way to keep your Facebook account form getting cloned is to hide your friends list.

The best way to keep your Facebook account from getting cloned is to hide your friends list. As of now, ignore the ‘Got Another Friend Request from You’ message.


  1. One only questions the sheer lunacy of being on Facebook or Twitter in the first place. Most thinking people I know avoid those two shit-disturbing sites like the plague. I never joined; you could see what was coming with My Space. The human race exposed as to what it really is - chattering gossipy people of no intellectual depth who think that taking piccies of brekkie and lunch is actually interesting, yet feel emboldened to make public announcements of their illiteracy and bigotry to all concerned. Meanwhile, snivelling little corporate spies work out their buying preferences and target ads at the dopes they've coralled. It's why we'll never solve climate change - nobody gives a crap, and FB shows the mob mentality, which boils down to self-serving self-interested boasting of the "look at me!" variety. As if it were a competition to win to show how superior you are.


    1. You will not find any argument from me, BM. I had a very specific reason for joining FB in 2009, but when that reason was no longer valid, I stayed. While I don't spend a great deal of time on it, I guess I am still hooked.