Facebook cloning – How it’s done and how to prevent it

2013-05-30 08:56

Facebook Profile cloning has come into the spotlight and it is a topic that made news worldwide. Facebook profile cloning is a type of identity theft where dodgy characters literally make a second profile that looks exactly like your current one. They then send friend requests to all your friends from that cloned profile fooling everyone in thinking that it’s you. They can then post comments, add pictures and communicate with all your friends using your identity.

With this cloned profile they then join and like all the Fan pages and groups you belong to. They even go as far as copying your latest posts or comments. They do all of this to give this cloned profile the exact same look and feel as the real one making it very difficult to spot it as a fake.

The best solution... Delete your Facebook profile completely and communicate with your friends in the old fashioned way by phoning, writing a letter, sending an email or visiting them.

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