This Facebook message is a hacker hoax
Did you get a message on your Facebook which warns that you shouldn’t accept friend requests from an account called Jayden K Smith or else your account will be hacked? Don’t pay heed to the alarm. It is a fake. Desist from circulating the hack hoax, The Telegraph reported.
There is no person with the name of Jayden K Smith. Even if there were any, do not believe that the hacker “has the system connected to your Facebook account”.
Many Facebook users have been sharing the message, and it has gone viral. But haven’t you wondered: how would one be able to hack into an account just by becoming a friend
Sending mass friend requests to unknown users also breaches Facebook’s spam rules. And therefore, if there were any such account it would be dealt with promptly.
The fake message reads like this: “Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not to accept Jayden K Smith friendship request. 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. Thanks. Forwarded as received.”
It makes one share it without suspecting the content and its authenticity. The message has all the ingredients of a sensational warning.
Facebook users are often swayed by scam messages. Another common warning doing the rounds is that the snaps posted by you will go public unless you opt out of the feature. Yet another says that you will be charged for availing Facebook service if you don’t mention you want it free of cost!