Smith' Facebook 'Hacker' Message Is Latest Social Media Hoax

Posted July 11, 2017

As far as we know, Mr Smith is not out to get you - and even if he did exist, simply making friends with you is not enough to hack into your computer or Facebook profile.

Do your Facebook friends a favor and stop sending them messages about Jayden K. Smith.

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A message spreading on Facebook warning users to avoid accepting a friend request from Jayden K. Smith is the latest social media hoax to spread on the site, Snopes confirmed Monday. The message is sent via Facebook messenger with a warning of a hacker with that name having a system connected to your Facebook account. "If one of your contacts accepts it, you also will be hacked". There was no evidence that the anonymous Smith was hacking into Facebook accounts just by becoming a friend. Of course you should always be careful who you add as a friend on social networks (and be aware that it might be a ne'er-do-well posing posing as somebody you know), but warnings like this are useless.

Users are sharing a message which warns that anyone who adds Mr Smith as a friend will have their account HACKED. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. Longer versions of this hoax claim accepting the user will result in your account getting hacked.

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Hold your finger down on the message. They'll engage in online relationships in hopes of receiving money for flights or visas.

Lottery scams: Lottery scams are often carried out from accounts or Pages impersonating someone you know or an organization (such as a government agency or Facebook). The scammer may ask you to provide personal information, such as your physical address or bank details.

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In fact, there are several people out there bearing this name - and they are NOT happy about the public scrutiny, thank you very much.