Hoax message circulating on BlackBerry Messenger

Article ID: KB21856

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 07-20-2015


Product(s) Affected:

  • BBM for Android
  • BBM for iPhone
  • BBM for Windows Phone
  • BBM for BlackBerry 10
  • BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BBM for BlackBerry 10
  • BBM for Android
  • BBM for iPhone
  • BBM for Windows Phone

BlackBerry is aware of hoax messages that have been circulated recently between some BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) users. These hoaxes are chain messages that did not originate from BlackBerry and do not impact the security of BlackBerry smartphones. Hoax messages are unfortunately an industry-wide issue. Any social messaging application on any platform, mobile computer can be used to attempt to convince users to forward such hoax messages to one or more of their contacts. BlackBerry recommends that users simply ignore the messages and do not forward them, because this only serves to expand the reach of the hoax messages.

Ignore this message and do not forward it.


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