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Beware of "Your Cell Phone Has a Name" Hoax

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Beware of "Your Cell Phone Has a Name" Hoax

The harmless hoax: "Your Cell Phone Has A Name!" is spreading on Facebook at an alarming rate. This hoax claims that your cell phone has a name and you can display it by entering the last 3 digits of your cell phone number in the format @[xxx:0], in the Facebook comment text box and pressing the "Enter" key. But, this will NOT display the name of your mobile phone, instead, it will only display the name of a Facebook user.

Please continue reading below.

If the hoax is sent to you, please do not follow the instructions in it.

The "Your Cell Phone Has a Name" Hoax

Your Cell Phone Has a Name Hoax

Facebook comment screen

Your Cell Phone has a name!
Take the last tree digits of your number
(Example ***-***-*123)
Type it like this: @[123:0] |in the comments below and hit enter.
I's name will appear!

Every Facebook user or profile has a unique identification number associated with it. This number can be represented in the short format of @[number1:number2].

If you enter the following in any Facebook comment text field box and press the "Enter" key, a name will be displayed:

  • @[12345:1]
  • @[1235:1]
  • @[1245:0]
  • @[232:0]
  • @[242:0]
  • @[249:4]
  • @[333:5]
  • @[145:6]
  • @[1423:7]
  • @[12345:9]

If you keep adding one to the first or second number (number1 or number2), a different name will be displayed.

This hoax will not harm your computer or steal your information, it was just created for amusement.

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