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Beware of suspicious hoax messages on your Facebook page

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WASHINGTON (Circa) — Authorities are warning of a hoax message that is reaching millions of Facebook users around the world.

The user receives a message that states “Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account…”

The message then tells you to, “hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears…then hit forward….”

There is no word on where this message started but it has been confirmed as a hoax.

"Your account isn’t sending duplicate friend requests. And you didn’t receive a request from the person you’re forwarding it to. You’re simply doing it because the message tells you to. DON’T," Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said on their Facebook page. "Otherwise, you become one of the reasons why the hoax is spreading so fast.

If you receive this message, experts advise that you ignore and delete it.

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