What Is a Facebook Cloning Scam?

Found another version of your Facebook? Here’s what the cloning scam is, and how you can protect yourself and your friends.

This type of scam involves using a cloned account to send phishing links, or trick your friends into giving information, or, worse, sending money. They may also use this cloned account for other scams on the social network by exploiting your identity and your contacts.

They replicate social media accounts by using all your public photos and information, making a copy of your existing account, and then adding your contacts. Scammers will pretend to be you and then start messaging your connections.


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