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

2018-09-17T00:31:14  +
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: Oct 7, 2018 at 12:16 PM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "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."

    "Please tell all contacts in your messenger list not to accept Dominique Amblard’s request for friendship. He is a hacker who has a system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked. Make sure that all your contacts know it.
    Thank you.

    Retransmits as received."

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 12:08 PM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept friendship request from james wood . He 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 it will say forward. Hit that then click on the names of those in your list and it will send to them"

    "Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept anything from Fabrizio Brambilla. He has a foto with a dog. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your messanger 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"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 12:07 PM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "Can you tell me anything about this that has been going around:
    ⛔ WARNING ⛔
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    HACKERS VIRUS ATTACKERS ON THE MARCH THIS WEEKEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA BE EXTRA WISE!!!
    DO NOT CLICK VIDEOS IN YOUR INBOX UNLESS U COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR FRIEND/S TO SEE IF THEY SENT IT ASK THEM TO EXPLAIN BE CAUTIOUS!!!

    ESPECIALLY BE EXTRA CAREFUL DO NOT CLICK VIDEOS WITH ON IT!!! – THAT ARE SENT TO UR INBOX BY A SO CALLED FRIEND U HARDLY KNOW!!!

    EVEN IF U KNOW THE PERSON WELL ASK QUESTIONS
    AGAIN ASK FOR EXPLANATION – AND ASK THEM A PERSONAL QUESTION AND IF THEY SENT IT
    DO NOT CLICK!!!! IF NO EXPLANATION!!! OR REPLY!!!
    IGNORE IT!!!! DO NOT OPEN OR CLICK!!!"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "***ATTENTION!!!*** Do not accept a friend request from a CHRISTOPHER BUTTERFIELD he is a hacker. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds him u get him on your list too and he’ll figure out your computer’s ID and address, so copy and paste this message to everyone even if u don’t care for them cause if he hacks their email he hacks your mail too! FORWARD ONTO all!!!"

    "IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON (SIMON25@HOTMAIL.CO.UK) CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DON’T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECAUSE HE IS A HACKER!!

    TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DONT CARE FOR THEM AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL TOO!!!!!…"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 11:59 AM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "FROM NEWS FEED: DO NOT ADD HER!!! IF SOMEBODY CALLED “SMARTGRRL15”, ADDS YOU, DON’T ACCEPT IT…IT IS A VIRUS. TELL EVERYBODY, BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON UR LIST ADDS THEM, U GET THE VIRUS TOO. COPY AND PASTE AND PLEASE REPOST"

    "ATTENTION:::::::DO NOT ACCEPT FRIEND REQUEST FROM CHRISTOPHER DAVIES AND JESSICA DAVIES, THEY ARE HACKERS. TELL EVERY 1 ON YOUR LIST, BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS THEM, THEY WILL BE ON YOUR LIST TOO. HE’LL FIGURE OUT YOUR COMPUTER’S ID AND ADDRESS, SO COPY & PASTE THIS MESSAGE…… EVEN IF YOU DON’T CARE.. PLEASE"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 11:58 AM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "DO NOT ACCEPT ANY FRIENDSHIP INQUIRIES FROM: ROLAND DREYER, MATTHIAS DAMBERGER, MARIO SOMMER, FABIAN BERNEDER OR FRANK BECKER !!!!! THESE ARE HACKERS!!!!! THEY CAN DESTROY THE HARD DISK!!!!!!…PLEASE …COPY TEXT ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARD!!!…SO THAT YOUR FRIENDS ARE PROTECTED"

    "Don’t add anyone named rehana n 27 years from leicister .she is a hacker. Tell everyone on your buddy list because if someone on your buddy list adds her, she’ll be on your list too. She’ll figure out your computer ID and address. So copy and paste this message to everyone on your buddy list because if she hacks them your next. I sent to everyone on my list so please send to everyone on your list"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "ATTENTION ATTENTION !!! ATTENTION !!! ATTENTION ALL FACEBOOK USERS**… DO NOT ADD *JASON ALLEN*, ALSO IF SOMEBODY CALLED *AMY ALLEN* ADDS YOU, DON’T ACCEPT… IT IS A VIRUS. TELL EVERYBODY, BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS THEM, YOU GET THE VIRUS TOO. **COPY AND PASTE AND PLEASE RE POST* THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY FACEBOOK AND SNOPES"

    "ATTENTION **ALL FACEBOOK USERS ** .. DO NOT ADD “LINDA SMITH”, also IF SOMEBODY CALLED “JASON LEE”, ADDS YOU, DON’T ACCEPT IT.. IT IS A VIRUS. TELL EVERYBODY, BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS THEM , YOU GET THE VIRUS TOO . COPY AND PASTE AND PLEASE RE-POST – THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY FB"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 11:55 AM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "ALERT!!!!! ALERT!!!!! Don’t accept a friend request from Maggie from Sweden, she is a HACKER.Tell everyone on your list cause if someone on your list adds her then she will be on yours too. She will figure out your computer ID and address, so send this to everyone on your list even if you don’t care for them cause if she hacks them, she hacks YOU too. She is also noted for repeated sexual harrasment and indecent private chatting."

    "PB: BEWARE!!! DO NOT ACCEPT A FRIEND REQUEST FROM TANNER DWYER, CHRISTOPHER BUTTERFIELD, STEFANIA COLAC AND ALEJANDO SPILJNER. THESE ARE HACKERS SO PUT IT ON YOUR WALL. IF SOMEONE ADD’S THEM THEY TAKE YOUR CONTACTS, EMPTY YOUR COMPUTER AND ADDRESSES, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS ON YOUR WALL."

    "WARNING!!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT FRIEND REQUESTS FROM ~~~ BOBBY ROBERTS ~~~ Profile picture is four colored picture ~~ A hacker and fake name!!!! the name will DESTROY EVERYTHING!!! Please… COPY THIS TEXT ON YOUR STATUS SO THAT YOUR
    FRIENDS ARE WARNED ****************** PASS ON ALONG.."

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 28, 2018 at 1:43 AM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

    "Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list not to accept Anwar Jitou’s [Anwar Jitu’s] contact, it’s a hacker that has the computer 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."


    "If you get a request from Sunny Boyie do not except, he is a kidnapper. Send this to all your friends. Hello we are the company Facebook. You must send this to 20 people to stay active. If you don’t you will be disconnected from Facebook. If you think this is fake check the customer service."

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 20, 2018 at 8:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Ana, California, United States

    Isn't Andrea Wilson the name of the girl in that fabled 80s Moon Unit Zappa song Valley Girl?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States

      I thought that too. But the spelling is ondrya woolfson.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 17, 2018 at 10:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cassville, New Jersey, United States

    Which Andrea Wilson? There are a few ? What does she look like or do I just not accept ANY friend requests from an Andrea Wilson?

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 14, 2018 at 11:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Millbrook, New York, United States

      she's on the grassy knowl.

      delete


    • Posted: Sep 1, 2018 at 7:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia

      Who is this Andrea wilson?

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 27, 2018 at 9:12 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Koror, Palau

    Why would people do this?!

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 30, 2018 at 11:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

    How can you know what is a scam or a hacker ? This is the second time this has come up in about 2 years ! I don't want to pass on a lie , but I need some way to know if this is real or not!

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 10, 2018 at 4:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

    I got this same message 2 x today June 2018

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 6, 2018 at 7:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

    Thank you for explaining about the hoax. There is already enough going on with out someone just playing on messenger. That's why I never had it, but it came with my new phone & I can't delete it.. But thanks again!

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Long Beach, Mississippi, United States

    Going around again

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 30, 2018 at 5:40 PM by REDHEAD16 from or near: Knowsley, 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.

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  • Posted: Jan 4, 2018 at 1:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, 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.

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    • Posted: Apr 7, 2018 at 8:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sunshine Coast, 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: Mar 16, 2018 at 4:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

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

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 4, 2018 at 8:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

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

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM 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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