Warning about Jayden K. Smith is just another Facebook hoax

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The name "Jayden K. Smith" is so popular on Facebook that there is even a Jayden K. Smith Facebook page taking advantage of all the attention surrounding the Smith name.

It's new version of an old hoax, warning friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - in this case, "Jayden K Smith" - because it will then give them access to their personal information. According to Metro, there is a hoax going around Facebook, which is convincing some Facebook users not to accept friend requests from Jayden. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account.

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These types of warnings have been around long before Facebook, affecting users of various instant message and email services, where users would pass on warnings of phantom messenger hackers trying to add themselves into your contact list.

The message has circulated for years under different names - you might have previously seen the hacker identified as "Anwar Fitou" for instance. Jayden K. Smith is not a hacker and your accounts should be safe. Ignoring multiple accounts, fakes, bots, etc. there's still an terrible lot of people who regularly access the social network, and not all of them are particularly tech-savvy - which could explain the latest incarnation of a viral message that's spreading on the platform.

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