Here’s another opportunity to be the cool, clever one among your group of friends – with an early warning of another daft hoax doing the rounds on Facebook.
If you’ve seen people sending warnings not to accept friendship requests from ‘Jayden K. Smith’, they’ve been had.
It’s a hoax – a variant on a long-running one which has circulated for decades online.
The message says, ‘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.’
There is no Jayden K Smith, and forwarding the message will help no one, Hoax Slayer says.
The message has circulated for years under different names – you might have previously seen the hacker identified as ‘Anwar Fitou’ for instance.
Reports of the ‘Jayden K Smith’ message are popping up all round the world – as far afield as America and New Zealand.
Users also don’t need to worry about someone being able to ‘take over their computer’ via becoming friends on Facebook – you can’t.
In order for someone to do so, you’d need to give them your passwords, or download an infected file onto your PC.