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The return of Facebook "Dislike" button scams

The return of Facebook "Dislike" button scams
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Many people were really excited when Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was working on a "Dislike" button. Unfortunately, the announcement means that more dislikable things are coming to Facebook. Case in point? The return of Facebook dislike scams.

This scam had mostly gone away when it was clear Facebook wasn't even thinking about a "dislike" button. However, over the weekend, Naked Security discovered a new version of the scam that claims to let people become early adopters of the dislike button.

"Get newly introduced facebook dislike button on your profile" are among the headlines the scam uses. The copy also tells users that the dislike button is available now, but only if you've been invited.

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Users are then supposed to share the message with friends and send the post to five groups they belong to. Once this is done the user is directed to a a get rich quick site that asks for personal information.

Bottom line? Don't click on it! When Facebook rolls out the new button, it will appear in your profile without you doing anything.

Here are your main warning signs you've stumbled on this scam:

  • Notice that the "f" in "facebook" isn't capitalized in the headline. That should be your first clue.
  • No legitimate company will ask you to share or send something before you try out the product. How can you endorse a product if you haven't tried - or even seen - it?
  • When you hover over the links before you click, make sure the website looks like its legitimate. The link in this scam, according to Naked Security, are formatted like this: XXX999999X.DIS?IKE.TLD.

Unfortunately, Facebook scams are nothing new and they won't be going away any time soon. Click here for everything you need to know about popular Facebook scams happening right now.

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