“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.”
This is the latest hoax that Facebook users across the world are being hoodwinked into circulating among their friends.
While it definitely makes sense not to accept friend requests from unknown persons as they could be hackers looking to get access to your personal stuff, the fact remains that this particular message is an outright hoax as there is no evidence of any user by the name of Jayden K. Smith who has gone berserk sending mass friend requests.
Besides, such requests to unknown users by any other user is a breach of the Facebook terms and conditions and are sure to get flagged and draw necessary action from the social networking giant – hopefully.
Let readers be reminded that this is not the first time this has happened. Similar versions with a few variations have been doing the rounds on Facebook for years now.
While we have had messages warning against friend requests from names including Anwar Jitou, Bobby Robert and Tanner Dwyer, Mr. Smith seems to be winning the popularity game as this has gone viral in a big way.
Two other versions that immediately come to mind are, one that asks users to share a warning that users’ photos will be made public unless they opt out of the feature and another that asks you to share a message that says Facebook will charge users for services unless they confirm they want it for free.
Users who are actually named Jayden K. Smith suddenly find themselves in the limelight however brief it may be. Here are two FB posts from two Jayden K. Smiths.
On a lighter note, here are some tweets that are sure to tickle your funny bone – Enjoy!
Homeland Security reports they have identified hacker Jayden K Smith pic.twitter.com/XyqNBtVi4b
— Neil Carter (@godlessindixie) July 10, 2017
Trump announces new head of World Cyber Security Task Force: Jayden K. Smith.
— Sue O’Connell (@SueNBCBoston) July 10, 2017
If one more person sends me this Jayden K Smith friend request shite ?? pic.twitter.com/qQWmVvGq6L
— ✨Zoe ✨ (@ZoePoey206) July 10, 2017
BREAKING: CNN now reports Donald Trump has been cooperating with Jayden K. Smith in an attempt to control the Social Media masses! pic.twitter.com/uH74rYLjb0
— Al (@harley_vette) July 10, 2017
— Rebecca Collins (@BeckyBendyLegs) July 10, 2017
Apparently both Jayden K Smith & Sasquatch are TOO cool to Friend Request me and/or be real. pic.twitter.com/KfJdO4PcZR
— FRED FLETCH (@FRED_FLETCH) July 10, 2017