Don’t Be That Facebook Friend: The Jayden K Smith Message is a Hoax
Have you recently received an ominous message on Facebook about some hacker? I did last night. Well, welcome to the Internet where hoaxes are born, die and then come back to haunt us time and time again.
The latest – according to multiple sources including BBC News and Huffington Post – is a new version of an old Facebook hoax that now has your Facebook friends sharing a message about a ‘hacker’ named Jayden K. Smith. The message basically says don’t friend him or else he’ll have access to your information.
— Zac Harvey (@zac_harvey) July 10, 2017
- What are you doing ‘friending’ someone you don’t know? Even if they’re not a hacker, they can still get some pretty personal stuff from your page.
- A hacker wouldn’t need to be your friend in order to gain your info.
It’s not just on Facebook either, according to BBC. Twitter has also had about 4,000 retweets.
I don't know who "Jayden K Smith" is on Facebook but he's sent every middle-aged friend I have into social overdrive
— Seán Maher (@irishkangaroo) July 10, 2017