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Beware of "Hacker Andrea Wilson - Do Not Accept Friendship Request from Her" Hoax

2018-03-04T10:07:47  +
Beware of "Hacker Andrea Wilson - Do Not Accept Friendship Request from Her" Hoax

The social media post below, which claims that social media users should not accept a friendship request from Andrea Wilson, is another hoax created by pranksters. The hoax or prank claims that Andrea Wilson is a hacker who can hack your computer if one of your contacts accepts a friend request from him. The hoax also claims that social media users should share the hoax with their friends in order to educate them about the dangers of accepting a friend request from Andrea Wilson.

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The "Do Not Accept Friendship Request from Andrea Wilson" Hoax or Prank

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

But obviously, the person who started the hoax does not know much about computer hacking, anything about computer hacking, did this for the fun of it, or to scare people and create public panic. Currently, it is virtually impossible to hack someone's computer, mobile device, Facebook or other social media accounts by accepting a friend request. Therefore, do not share, "like", comment on the hoax, and if it is posted on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, remove or delete it to help stop it from spreading to other users.

If for some reason there is someone on your Facebook Friends List and you want to remove that person, you may click on the person's name, which will take you to his/her Facebook profile. Once you on the person's Facebook profile page, you may hover over "Friends" at the bottom of the profile photo, and click "Unfriend" from the menu list that will appear.

Here are some simple ways your computer or social media account can be hacked:

  • clicking on a link in a Facebook post, a Tweet (Twitter), an email message, or elsewhere, that takes you to a malicious website
  • downloading pirated or cracked software online embed with malware like spyware, Trojan horse or Keylogger
  • using weak or easily guessed passwords
  • opening a malicious email attachment that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other malware
  • downloading bogus antivirus software
  • downloading fake software updates
  • allowing an unknown person to access your computer remotely via a remote desktop software
  • not updating your operating system and web browsers
  • browsing the internet without antivirus software installed
  • browsing the internet without a firewall software
  • connecting your computer to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection at places like a coffee shop, hotel or other Wi-Fi hotspots
  • not protecting your Wi-Fi (wireless) connection with a password
  • allowing the "AutoRun" or AutoPlay feature in Windows, which opens a default program (could be a virus), when a flash/thumb drive is inserted into one of your USB ports
  • allow a stranger to use your computer without monitoring him/her
  • installing a malicious Facebook application
  • entering your usernames and passwords on a fake or phishing website
  • giving your username and password to someone who requests it via social media message, email or telephone

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  • Posted: 2018-04-12T10:16:49 by an anonymous user from or near: Boise, Idaho, United States

    Going around again

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-30T17:40:10 by REDHEAD16 from or near: Prescot, England, United Kingdom

    This hoax scam regarding Andrea Wilson just shows the mentality of some sad people who really have too much time on there hands. Who really should front there problems and seriously think about getting them sad selves a job. Instead of sitting on social media sites telling everyone what there having for there tea.

    If only they knew how how this effects the people involved . I think they would seriously think twice. Due to this random Lie.

    ANDREA WILSON HAS LOST HER JOB AFTER YEARS BANK ACCOUNT HER CREDIT. IS NOW CLASSED AS A HIGH RISK DUE TO THIS VERY SAD INDIVIDUAL. SO SERIOUSLY THINK HARD AND LONG WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF THE SHOE WAS ON THE OTHER FOOT.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-04T13:47:22 by an anonymous user from or near: Newton, Alabama, United States

    There are multiple people with this same first and last name. How do we know which profile to avoid? There are mostly women this the first name Andrea and last name Wilson.

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-04-07T20:20:32 by an anonymous user from or near: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      If you're too stupid to recognise that it is fake (the Andrea Wilson post) and that it is impossible to hack someone purely by accepting a friend request without requiring advice "I.T Expert", then get off the internet. You're too unsafe to be on the internet at all.

      Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know because then they can see any information you have put on your profile aka all your images, every post, your personal details; all dependent on what YOU put on your Facebook.

      Don't download suspicious things, don't click on suspicious links, don't respond to people you don't know, use strong passwords and write it somewhere on a piece of paper, ensure your accounts have 2 step authentication and your emails do too. Scan your computer regularly. Never give someone your information or passwords when asked.

      I don't think this hoax is random. I feel someone does not like an Andrea Wilson in their social or work circle that they've made a post to make this particular Andrea Wilson isolated through the power of social media and how blind and stupid people can be by passing on a message they have no idea about and 100% not affected by. This is defamation, and could of impacted THE Andrea Wilson, or multiple Andrea Wilsons in multiple ways, especially with potential employment opportunities.

      I had a mate send me this post and I told him to stop sending it because 1. He does not know the Andrea Wilson person. 2. It's not possible to hack someone that way, and 3. It simply shows how stupid you are forwarding something on with absolutely no knowledge of the scenario.

      delete


    • Posted: 2018-03-16T16:15:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Rixeyville, Virginia, United States

      thanks for the info. & educating the public. Thanks again.

      delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-04T20:49:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Antioch, Tennessee, United States

      You are recommended to read this entire page. It starts by saying it's a hoax !! Hoax = fake

      delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-04T13:50:49 by info

      The name is not important. What the hoax is claiming is not possible, which can only be determined by an I.T expert. Therefore, always contact us for help.

      delete


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