The Jayden K Smith hacking warning on Facebook is a hoax

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Facebook users are getting flooded with warning messages from friends.

The message warns users against accepting a friend request from a profile called, Jayden K. Smith. The message goes on to say Smith is a hacker and adding him as a friend will make you vulnerable to a hacking scandal.

Here is what users say to look for:

“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.”

While kindhearted users are trying to help by sharing the message, it is indeed just another hoax.

But, as always, you should not accept friends you do not know on Facebook because they will then be able to see what you’re posting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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