Someone has figured out how to clone facebook accounts. Using a phony yahoo.com email address, they registered an account in my name, made it look like my current facebook page and started sending friend invites to people on my friends list.
Soon after accepting a friend request from the Cloned user, my friend would received a chat message from “me”.
This is a transcript that was forwarded to me — edited for readability.
hello how are you doing
fine. And you? Been a very long time since we chatted.
hope all is well with you? I was just wondering if you have heard about the good news yet?
What good news? I’m fine.
I Was just wondering if you have heard the good news About Richard T Williams Jr who work for government department of Compensation to help the Old and Young People in the Community?
nope, sorry. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of him.
Oh i thought you have heard about it. Because i did talk to agent Richard T Williams Jr online and he let me know about what the Federal Government is doing in helping the hearing, Hard of Hearing, Deaf, Retire and Young people in the community..
nope – sorry. Why would you think that would interest me?
Richard T Williams Jr He work for Federal Agency.I’d talk to him online and he let me know about my money$50,000.00.Because they are helping alot of people?. Did you got yours from him?????
At this point my friend dropped the connection.
Another friend sent me a screenshot, showing an email address… my name misspelled at yahoo.com.
Finally, a third friend reported that they searched for their own name and found a cloned page…
I, along with a bunch of my friends, reported the cloned account to facebook. Nothing has happened and the account is still visible.