Latest social media hoax: Facebook friend request from "Jayden K. Smith"

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Another fake Facebook warning is circulating throughout the social media site Monday.

If you're a frequent Facebook user, you've likely received a message from a vigilant friend warning you of a Jayden K. Smith, who's out to hack your Facebook account. Forwarded as received. Hold your finger down on the message. While kindhearted users hope to help by sharing the message, it's all just another hoax.

The message refers to some person called Jayden K Smith, who the post claims was a "hacker" who "has the system connected to your Facebook account", according to numerous posts.

"Everyone over age 50 getting a Facebook message about Jayden K. Smith".

They say: "Accepting a request from a stranger on Facebook can not lead to hackers gaining access to your computer or online accounts". At the bottom in the middle it will say forward.

Though your friends are just looking out for you, you can tell them to relax. If it's not Jayden K. Smith, it's Anwar Jitou, Christopher Davies, Tanner Dwyer and Bobby Roberts.

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Similar warnings have circulated on Facebook for years with different names swapped out in each hoax message, according to Snopes.

The real Jaden Smith was actually a victim of a hoax a while back as well.

Meanwhile, folks on Twitter are having fun with the "Jayden K. Smith" madness, and joking about Jayden being one of the members of President Donald Trump's cyber security team. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.

It's a new variation of a warning that's spread across Facebook before.

Access Token Theft: A link is shared with you that requests access to your Facebook account or Page.

Let's backtrack for a moment to bring those who may not be familiar with Jayden K. Smith up to speed.

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