The "Facebook will Donate 1 Dollar for Every Share" Like-Farming Scam
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There are deceitful Facebook users who are creating posts of pictures of sick, starving and injured children, adults or animals on Facebook, claiming that Facebook will donate one dollar everytime those posts are shared. But, this is a trick used to convince other Facebook users into sharing, "liking," and commenting "Amen" on the same posts, in order to make them popular. This type of deceptive activity is a Like-Farming scam, and the photos or videos in them are being used without the owners' consent. The heartless and deceitful people who are tricking Facebook users into sharing and typing "Amen" are only taking advantage of caring Facebook users, who think they are helping out, by playing with their consciences.
Scammers use the posts to gather up potential victims. Once they have enough Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take potential victims to phishing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse. The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.
A "Facebook will Donate 1 Dollar for Every Share" Like-Farming Scam
This boy has severe cancer.
Facebook will donate 1 dollar for every share!
Type AMEN and Share!
Facebook users you have received a message stating Facebook will donate money to a child if you like, share or comment on some content, please do not follow the instructions in the message, instead, report it to Facebook. And, if you have already commented on Facebook posts with sick, starving and injured children, adults or animals that you are not able to determine the legitimacy of, please click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from your Facebook Wall and Timeline.
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