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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Jayden K Smith: Facebook hacker warning HOAX

The first thing I thought when I saw the Jayden K Smith Facebook warnings were... Will Smith's son has a hoax Facebook friend request thing?

Er, no.

If you've received a Facebook message from your friends, warning you not to accept a friend request from "hacker" Jayden K Smith IT'S A HOAX.




"Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K Smith friendship request," the typical message said.


"He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account.
"If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it."
Annnytime you suspect soemthing is a hoax, an urban myth, just plain bullshit, go to the renowned fact checking website Snopes.
See this link in case you are still not convinced...
Also, this video:




Because Facebook users were encouraged to warn their friends it meant this silly message has been circulated the messages non stop.
Snopes said the message usually started with someone playing a prank on their friend — in this case, someone called Jayden K Smith (not to be confused with actor Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith).
This guy, who doesn't care RN that his name doppelgänger is being used endlessly...

"Different names [are] swapped in and out as various pranksters decide to play jokes on people they know by inserting their acquaintances' names and addresses into the warning in place of the existing information," Snopes said.
So, the verdict? Just say no. Ignore. Delete. It'll go away.
Now go back to your life. And forget about this guy...


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