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Prank - "Do Not Accept a Friendship Request from Fabrizio Brambilla" is a Hoax

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Prank - "Do Not Accept a Friendship Request from Fabrizio Brambilla" is a Hoax

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

The "Do Not Accept a Friendship Request from Fabrizio Brambilla" Hoax or Prank

Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not to accept Fabrizio Brambilla friendship request. 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.

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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  • October 9, 2018 at 4:54 AM by stradog from Boise, Idaho, United States

    There are several versions of this here is one I got last week: Hackers are now active going into sex fb account. They spread pornographic and sex video using your name and send to your fb friends without your knowing about it. You cant see it but others can. So, if you received such video under my name, it was'nt me.

    Pls pass this msg to all your fb friends to safeguard your good name.Just now · Sent from Messenger

    This one came Monday, Hi....I actually got another friend request from you which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too....I had to do the people individually. PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW friendship FROM ME AT THIS TIME.

    Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a new face book account (they don't need your password to do this this). They want your friends to add them to their Facebook account. Your friends will think that it's you and accept your request. From that point on they can write what they want under your name. I have NO plans to open a new account. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". please forward to all your contacts

    Please pass it on!!!

    They are all similar in that they want you to forward to all your contacts.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 1:44 AM by info

    Here are some more pranks or hoaxes:

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    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.

    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..

    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

    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

    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

    ***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!!!!!…

    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!!!

    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

    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.

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Prank - "Do Not Accept a Friendship Request from Fabrizio Brambilla" is a Hoax