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Beware of "You Will have to Send this Message to 20 People to Stay Active" Facebook Scam

2015-02-11T12:01:59 -  +
Beware of "You Will have to Send this Message to 20 People to Stay Active" Facebook Scam

The message below which claims that Facebook users will have to send the same message to 20 people in order for their accounts to stay active, and if they don’t their accounts will be disabled, is a hoax. The fake message also claims that Facebook users should call the fake Facebook customer support telephone 316-691-9111, if they think the same message is fraudulent. Remember, Facebook will never ask you to send a message to your friends in order to keep your account active or disable your account due to inactivity.

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If Facebook wants to know if your account is active, they can determine this whenever you use your account, without asking you to do some silly things like sending a message to your friends.

The Facebook Hoax and Scam

Hello, we are the Facebook company... You will have to send this message to 20 people to stay active. If you dont do this your acount will be disconected. If you think this is fake please call customer support on this number: 316-691-9111

Thank you for choosing Facebook as your social media app.

So, if you have gotten this message, please do not follow the instructions in it. The telephone number in the message is not associated with Facebook, so please do not call the number. We called the number and no one answered. But got a call back from a man attempting to acquire our credit card information, which he claimed is for a "necessary donation."

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  • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 8:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Forest Hills, New York, United States

    "If you get a request from Alan buenrostro do not accept, 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 # 316-691-9111"

    They've started a new one.

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    • Posted: Jan 30, 2018 9:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: McAllen, Texas, United States

      Thats crazy, my name is Alan Buenrostro. And ive been getting weird messages from alot of people for over a year now its annoying

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 23, 2016 11:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    This is real scary.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:21 AM by info

    Received the following from an anonymous user:

    "If you get a request from Malachi Cooper, do not accept. 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 # 316-691-9111.'"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 26, 2016 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, United States

    What I want to know is this message gonna be harmful to my phone ? I sent it out then I called the number.

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    • Posted: Feb 26, 2016 4:43 PM by info

      It will not harm your phone.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 27, 2016 2:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Enumclaw, Washington, United States

    My daughter sent this to me, she is young, how do we not let her become a victim of cyber junk mail?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 27, 2016 5:05 AM by info

      By educating her about the Internet.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 5, 2015 5:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mesa, Arizona, United States

    This is what I just got in my messenger I knew it was a scam.

    "hey look if you get a request for malachI cooper do not accept he is a kidnapper Send this to all your friends Hello, we are the company Facebook ... You must send this message to 20 people to stay active. If you dont do this u will be disconnected from facebook if you think this is fake check the customer service of this number 3166-91-9111"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 18, 2015 12:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    Someone on Kik has sent the chain on there.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 20, 2015 9:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    I believe that this is a hoax.

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    • Posted: Jun 20, 2015 10:32 PM by info

      Yes, it is.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 20, 2015 9:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Berlin, Wisconsin, United States

    I got the below private message from someone on facebook:

    "hey look if you get a request for malachI cooper do not accept he is a kidnapper Send this to all your friends Hello, we are the company Facebook ... You must send this message to 20 people to stay active. If you dont do this u will be disconnected from facebook if you think this is fake check the customer service of this number 3166-91-9111"

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 5, 2015 5:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mesa, Arizona, United States

      I just got the same message in messenger, I sent them the link to show its a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: May 14, 2015 9:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Avon, Indiana, United States

    My friend sent me that message on Facebook and I looked the number up to see what was going on. And the whole message just sounded weird and a bit off. So I am glad I looked up some info on it.

    delete


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