Like other hoax messages that are spreading rapidly, a new hoax joins the league by asking Facebook users to re-post the following message -
URGENT!!! This is deadly serious!!! A professional Hacker is requesting to be friends. His profile pic is him sitting in a Hoodie in front of a laptop. His name is FACEB HU. He has been accepted by many and he has taken FULL control of their accounts even their emails and friends! People have lost everything in their accounts. Even by rejecting him he still gets in; so just IGNORE him or deactivate account for a while! BE careful who you except as your friends. Please REPOST THIS.
This hoax claims that a professional hacker named Faceb Huis sending friend requests to users, and is trying to hack their account as well as their email account. It warns users to ignore his friend request or deactivate their account for a while.
Please note that there is no such user named Faceb Huor any professional hacker who is trying to hack Facebook accounts. This message is a fake, so do not share the message and spam your friends news feed.
What you should do?
It is always good to verify messages like this before you re-post it on Facebook or elsewhere. If you’re not sure about the message, then the best thing to do is to ignore or delete it. Scammers create such fake messages in order to scare users, and trick them to re-post it.
How to deal with it?
I recommend you to go through the official document released by Facebook, which will definitely help you tackle scam messages. The document is available for free and you can download a copy of it from the Facebook Security Page.
We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook that you might want to have a look at. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and alert them about the scam.