"Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K Smith friendship request," the message reads. "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."
The message is being distributed via Facebook Messenger.
Jayden K. Smith is not the only name used in the hoax, with variations of the messages using other names also circulating.
It is not possible to hack into someone else's Facebook account simply by accepting a friend request.
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