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Beware of "Do Not Accept Anwar Jitou's Contact Because it's a Hacker" Hoax or Prank

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Beware of "Do Not Accept Anwar Jitou's Contact Because it's a Hacker" Hoax or Prank

The social media post below, which claims that social media users should not accept a friend request from Anwar Jitou or his contacts, is another hoax created by pranksters. The hoax or prank claims that Anwar Jitou 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 Anwar Jitou.

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The "Do Not Accept Anwar Jitou's Contact Because it's a Hacker" Hoax or Prank

Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not accepting "Anwar Jitou'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...Thanks

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 user names 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: Nov 28, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Brossard, Quebec, Canada

    On August 18 I received a message on FB that I had been hacked by Anwar Jitou...when I contacted my friend they had no idea; then one morning at 3am a message flashed on facebook telling me I had been hacked and to call a number which I did. I am not very familiar with these problems. What do I do?

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 17, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Yagur, Haifa, Israel

    Then why does Anwar Jitou have so many profiles? At least ten at facebook and all, or most of them with the anonymous mask as profile. Nobody should have 10 profiles.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Rome, Latium, Italy

    So is he fake? I don't get it.

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 2, 2017 by info

      He doesn't exist. The message is a fake or joke.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Mount Vernon, New York, United States

    While it may be impossible to directly hack a profile or device this way, adding someone as a friend gives them access to information - personal data, pictures, your full friends list - that someone can use to make a copy of your profile.

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 10, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Riga, Latvia

      Well we can always change our settings and change what our contacts can see in our profile.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Swords (Clonshagh), Leinster, Ireland

    I want nothing to do whatsoever with this Anwar Jitou. I want to block him completely from my Facebook site.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Basildon, England, United Kingdom

    I had this message today, probably from his ex partner or someone who is jealous, wow they must be bitter & twistead,

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 10, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Diamond Bar, California, United States

      Weird, it says he contacted me via my phone number, wtf. I don't even have my number linked to FB!?

      delete


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