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Hacker Hoaxes - False Security Warnings

  • Facebook Posts Asking You to Type ‘Amen’ To Help Children or Animals Are Like-Farming Scams Not Hackers
    According to a would-be warning message that is currently circulating rapidly via social media, you should not enter ‘amen’ under Facebook posts about children, animals, or old people because the posts are from hackers. The message warns that typing ‘amen’ will allow ‘foreign men’ to hack your Facebook account.
    Published: November 24, 2015

  • Facebook 'Daphne Bcsakai Serious Threat Warning' Hacker Hoax
    According to a 'serious threat warning' that is currently circulating via Facebook, you should not approve a person that uses the name Daphne Bcsakai or Daphne Bcstahl as a friend or group member. The message claims that the 'person' is in fact a 'hacker/virus' and that, if you approve it as a friend, it can take over your profile, access your account and remove you and other admins from groups that you operate.
    Published: November 5, 2015

  • Nichole Morgan Friend Request Hacker Hoax
    Nichole Morgan Friend Request Hacker Hoax
    Published: July 31, 2013

  • Christopher or Jessica Davies Hacker Hoax Warning
    Message warns recipients not to accept a friend request from Christopher Davies or Jessica Davies because they are hackers who can gain access to your computer and the computers of your friends as well.
    Updated: June 21, 2013

  • Tanner Dwyer Friend Request Hacker Hoax
    Circulating social media message warns users that accepting friend requests from Tanner Dwyer, Christopher Butterfield, Stefania Colac or Alejando Spiljner can allow hackers to access your computer and steal personal information.
    Updated: May 28, 2013

  • Frederic Pretty Facebook Hacker Hoax
    Message circulating on Facebook warns people not to accept a user called Frederic Pretty into their contacts because it is a very powerful hacking account.
    Published: February 12, 2013

  • Destiny Valle Facebook Page Hacker 'Warning'
    Facebook message claims that a hacker named "Destiny Valle" is taking control of Facebook Pages by deleting existing admins and removing details about the real Page owner so that she can can claim that she owns the page herself.
    Published: January 15, 2013

  • Dubious Facebook 'Security Alert' - Obama Nation Hackers
    "Security alert" circulating rapidly on Facebook warns users that "Obama Nation hackers" are taking control of people's accounts by tricking them into clicking Romney requests for profile information or responding to security check requests.
    Published: October 12, 2012

  • Christopher Butterfield Hacker Warning Hoax
    Message warns that a person named Christopher Butterfield is a hacker and that simply accepting a friend request from him will allow him to hack in to your computer.
    Updated: 5th January 2012

  • Friendship Inquiries Hacker Alert Hoax
    Alert posted on Facebook and other networks warns users not to accept friendship inquiries from Roland Dreyer, Matthias Damberger, Mario Sommer, Fabian Berneder or Frank Becker because they are hackers intent on destroying your hard disk.
    Published: 9th November 2010

  • Rehana 27 From Leicister Hacker Warning Hoax
    Message warns users not to add 27 year old Rehana from "leicister" because she is a hacker.
    Published: 25th June 2010

  • Hacker Hoax Warning - Do Not Accept dr3am_rock or Linda M
    Message warns that a hacker that uses the address "" or the nick name "Linda M" can take over the computers of those who simply accept him as a contact.
    Published: April 2009

  • Simon Ashton Email Hacker Hoax
    Message warns that simply accepting an email from a sender called Simon Ashton ( will allow him to hack your email account as well as the accounts of others on your email contact list
    Updated: March 2009

  • Bum_tnoo7 Hacker Warning Hoax
    Message warns that the address is a hacker and simply adding it to your contact list can result in your computer being hacked.
    Updated: August 2007

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