Once again, my Facebook News Feed is embarrassing itself. It never fails to amaze me how many of my FB friends get suckered into these Facebook hoaxes. Hopefully, by now, you’ve all figured out that Bill Gates is NOT going to share his wealth with you and Facebook is NOT going to start charging fees to it’s members.
If you’re a regular Facebook user you’ve probably already gotten a private message from a FB friend warning you of the dangers of accepting a friend request from Jayden K. Smith. This is the latest FB hoax sending social media users into a frenzy.
The warning message you’ll receive goes a little something 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. Hold your finger down on the message. At the bottom in the middle it will say forward. Hit that then click on the names of those in your list and it will send to them.”
What to do if you receive that message?
DUH, IGNORE IT. It’s a hoax. According to Facebook officials (and any FB user with half a working brain) this is yet another viral hoax that you do not need to share with your friends. Delete it and simply move on with your life.
If you want to stay safe on Facebook simple common since will do…..starting with the obvious like don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know.
Problem solved. You’re welcome. 😉