A post on Facebook warns you not to accept a friend request from a person named Andrea Wilson because they are a hacker who will hack your account. The post claims that if you accept a friend request from Andrea Wilson your Facebook account and your friends Facebook accounts will automatically get hacked by Andrea Wilson.
Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept friendship request from Andrea Wilson . She is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account.
The warning says that Andrea Wilson is a hacker who has ‘the system connected to your Facebook account’. It further states that ‘if one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it.’
The be clear, this is a hoax and the threat described is not real. Do not take the Andrea Wilson hacker hoax seriously because you and your friends are not in any danger. Your account will not get hacked if you or your friends accept a friend request from someone.
The Andrea Wilson hoax is just another “Facebook hacker hoax” among the many that routinely appear on the social network. Previous hoaxes circulated the same threat with a few exceptions, including a different name.
The hoax is typically spread via Facebook posts and messages that are copied and pasted by people who have been fooled by it.
The purpose of the hoax is unclear. It might be a prank or an attempt to cause problems for the someone.
Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept friendship request from Andrea Wilson . She 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 THIS Is REAL
Hackers cannot hack your account as described in the Facebook post. However, there are several methods cybercriminals can use to take control of your Facebook account.
The way Facebook accounts are typically hacked is by an exchange of information from a phishing attack or through malware designed to steal information. Cybercriminals utilize phishing attacks, usually through email phishing scams, to trick people into handing over their login information. Once a cybercriminal has gathered the information needed to sign into a Facebook account, the account is compromised.
Although the Andrea Wilson friend request is just a hoax that should not be taken seriously, you should still be cautious of friend requests. Scammers often spoof or clone real accounts and send friend requests in order to trick victims into sending money, sending personal information, installing malware, or visiting malicious websites. For example, the ‘Federal Government Christmas Grant’ Facebook advanced-fee scam is a scam in which a scammer clones your friend’s account, sends you a friend request, and claims you can get money through a grant – if you pay a fee.