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Beware of "Facebook Will Start Charging" Scam Messages

2016-05-10T09:59:03 -  +
Beware of "Facebook Will Start Charging" Scam Messages

Facebook users are advised to ignore messages that claim Facebook will start charging a fee to use their services. The fake messages are created by scammers/cybercriminals to trick Facebook users into sharing the messages with their friends or to trick Facebook users into taking part in Like-Farming scams that are used by scammers/cybercriminals harvest their potential victims’ information. Facebook has always said that it will forever be free. A similar hoax a few years ago caused Facebook to place the message: "It’s free and always will be", on their home page at www.facebook.com.

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Facebook will definitely always be free, because it makes billions of dollars per year from advertisements, viewed by its over one billion users. The company also states that its website will always be free, by displaying the message: "it's free and always will be", on their home page.

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Facebook user can help stop the fake messages from spreading, by not 'liking', sharing or commenting on them. They can also report the message posts to Facebook by using the “Report Story” or “Report Spam" button.

Facebook users should not quickly share messages, warnings or other notifications that are posted on their Walls, Timeline or NewsFeed, without first researching them. And, Facebook users who have already commented on the message posts may click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from their Facebook Walls and Timelines.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-06T07:56:49 by info

    Here is another fake message:

    "It's official Signed at 10:33. It's even passed on TV. Facebook will start charging this summer. If you copy this to your wall your icon will turn blue and your Facebook will be free for you. Please pass this message, if not your icon will be deleted.
    P.S. this is serious, the icon will turn blue
    (Copy and paste to your wall)
    Mine really turned blue"

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-07-02T12:09:44 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "It's official Signed at 10:33. It's even passed on TV. Facebook will start charging this summer. If you copy this to your wall your icon will turn blue and your Facebook will be free for you. Please pass this message, if not your icon will be deleted. P.S. this is serious, the icon will turn blue (Copy and paste to your wall) Mine really turned blue..?"

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-07-02T12:08:35 by info

    Here is a Facebook payment scam:

    "ATTENTION : Tomorrow morning when you connect to Facebook you"ll be invited to payment info..it's official..it was even on the news. Facebook will begin to charge fees..because of charges of profile. If you copy this on your wall your icon will be blue and Facebook will be free to you..copy and paste to your wall."

    delete