The most popular names on social media today is not Kim Kardashian or Beyonce and no it's not even Donald Trump who is creating tremors in the social media. Currently, the most widespread moniker on social media is Jayden K Smith and the main twist is he is not even a real person.
Millions of Facebook users have already been warned not to befriend him on the social media platform. Those warnings are still being voiced even after knowing that a person of that name doesn't even exist.
You might have received this message on Facebook over the past few days: "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."
Experts say that this message or the likes of it are the latest in a string of fake 'hacker' warnings which are being cut, pasted and shared all across the globe within a blink of an eye.
Facebook users ranging from London to Ladakh alike are getting this message and unknowingly they are spreading this hoax in order to protect their family and friends from this fake hacker Jayden K Smith.
It's a modern day practical joke like ringing someone's doorbell and running away, but only virtually, described DevonLive.
This name in the message often gets changed while the rest of the part remains same. Other names, which get included and shared worldwide as a warning of a potential threat are Anwar Jitou, Tanner Dwyer and Bobby Roberts, reported The Telegraph.
According to NewsHub, "Users have nothing to fear - the message is a hoax and as far as we can tell Jayden K Smith does not exist. The website also added, "Accepting a request from a stranger on Facebook cannot lead to hackers gaining access to your computer or online accounts. Users would need to hand over personal information such as passwords and usernames, or download a file containing a virus, for a security breach to occur on their computer."
The hoax has already crossed Atlantic. It started to infiltrate the UK over the weekend. So, if you haven't seen the message yet chances are you will soon if you have a friend across the worldwide web looking out for your safety.
In the meantime, keep in mind it's a hoax.