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Jason Allen / Amy Allen virus hoax spreads on Facebook

Jason Allen / Amy Allen virus hoax spreads on Facebook

Messages being shared across Facebook warn users not to add as a Facebook friend people called "Jason Allen" or "Amy Allen".

But in truth, it's a new hoax spreading like a chain letter across the social network.

Visit the New Facebook? Hacker warning spreads like wildfire on social network

Visit the New Facebook? Hacker warning spreads like wildfire on social network

Facebook users are posting warnings to one another about a hacker operating on the network, offering the bait of "Visit the new Facebook".

But is the threat real or a hoax?

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

A new chain letter is spreading across Facebook, posted by users in an apparent attempt to warn others about rogue applications.

Linda Smith / Jason Lee Facebook virus hoax spreads quickly

Linda Smith / Jason Lee Facebook virus hoax spreads quickly

Messages being shared across Facebook warn users not to add as a Facebook friend people called "Linda Smith" or "Jason Lee" because you will be infected by a virus.

But should you trust the warnings?

Bobby Roberts hacker chain letter spreads quickly on Facebook

Bobby Roberts hacker chain letter spreads quickly on Facebook

Facebook users are spreading a message to their online friends, warning each other about the danger of accepting a friend request from someone called Bobby Roberts.

Facebook will NOT end on March 15th. Hoax news story spreads like wildfire

Facebook will NOT end on March 15th. Hoax news story spreads like wildfire

A story is spreading like wildfire across Facebook this weekend, claiming that the world's most popular social network is going to shut down on March 15th.

But what's the truth?

Is Facebook too popular? Chain letter claims social network is deleting accounts

Is Facebook too popular? Chainletter claims social network is deleting accounts

Did you hear that Facebook is deleting accounts of inactive users?

If so, make sure you don't believe it. A hoax chainletter is being spread by well-intentioned people who don't know better.

How gullible are you?

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Consider the following claims: 1. In the Privacy Settings interface in Facebook, there is a search facility to make it easy to find people and groups you wish to block. 2. A Facebook group called Automation Labs consists of people Read more…