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Facebook warns users of new hoax

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Sep 2011 9:32 User comments (12)

Facebook warns users of new hoax Facebook and security firm Sophos have warned visitors of a new hoax affecting millions of Facebook users.
The scam, which is a message that purports Facebook may begin charging a '$10 Gold Membership' if you don't forward the message before midnight, has been sent to million of users duped into sharing it with their friends.

Says Sophos:

Its amazing what people will believe when they are sent a message from a trusted friend - but let me assure you, Facebook is *not* going to ask you for your payment when you sign onto the site tomorrow morning. And no, the announcement of Facebook beginning to charge its users has *not* been on the news.

As I explained at the end of last week, these claims are complete and utter poppycock. If a friend of yours forwards you the message, admonish them for spreading a chain letter and suggest they inform all of their friends that they were mistaken.




The message concludes with: "IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT," you will not be charged in the future.

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12 user comments

125.9.2011 21:48

hilarious

I have seen, and subsequently hidden, this post many times already. I cannot fathom why anyone would believe some nonsense copypasta posted in all caps!

225.9.2011 21:55

Originally posted by snowlock:
hilarious

I have seen, and subsequently hidden, this post many times already. I cannot fathom why anyone would believe some nonsense copypasta posted in all caps!
Definitive proof that most of our friends are stupid.

326.9.2011 01:54

Originally posted by snowlock:
hilarious

I have seen, and subsequently hidden, this post many times already. I cannot fathom why anyone would believe some nonsense copypasta posted in all caps!
I cannot fathom why anyone would go on facebook...but hey, if they want to waste their time with that crap, they might as well waste their time with chain letters as well.

426.9.2011 08:50

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by snowlock:
hilarious

I have seen, and subsequently hidden, this post many times already. I cannot fathom why anyone would believe some nonsense copypasta posted in all caps!
I cannot fathom why anyone would go on facebook...but hey, if they want to waste their time with that crap, they might as well waste their time with chain letters as well.
I'm sure if the Facebook people ever looked at our comments they'd think the same thing.

526.9.2011 10:54

I reposted this as well as the other ridiculous incarnation about bombs in your house and such. I felt like annoying people yesterday and making them paranoid. Usually I am the first to debunk these rumors among my family.

626.9.2011 17:22

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by snowlock:
hilarious

I have seen, and subsequently hidden, this post many times already. I cannot fathom why anyone would believe some nonsense copypasta posted in all caps!
I cannot fathom why anyone would go on facebook...but hey, if they want to waste their time with that crap, they might as well waste their time with chain letters as well.
Oh, is hating Facebook and everyone who uses it cool again? Don't wanna end up being out of the loop like last time... I was SOOOOOO embarrassed to be thinking for myself and not giving a shit what everyone else thought. Thanks for the heads up.

727.9.2011 01:59

I got private message that said i was reported for talking to someone I don't know which is against the rules? they said I have 30days to reactivate my account or my account will be banned?

i knew it was fake because i just check this message and i got it july of this year and im still not banned and um.... that caught me was when it said i can get banned for having more than 1 account because my cousin also has facebook which is under the same isp and yes I do have another account same name which I use other one to play games and also I was told that I can make 2 or 3 account if I wanted too as long as I'm not cheating on a game like tx poker sending myself chips haha. at first i thought it was real because i did said a lot of swearing but i did removed the swearing words from profile in june but this pm was recieved in july.

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Sep 2011 @ 2:02

827.9.2011 02:47

yawn.

927.9.2011 09:29

people did this same crap on myspace when people actually went there.

this is not new. im sure someone on twitty done it already

1030.9.2011 13:01

You don't have to be a moron to use Facebook or at least I hope that is true.

I use facebook to keep track of old friends I don't want to put into my email contact list and relitives. Closer friends and relities are in my contact list. If they were one step further away and I wouldn't want to contact them at all. I go of FB a few times a month, sometimes not even that often.

For that it is great!

1130.9.2011 13:40

Why do people believe this kind of nonsense? Simple! Because the majority of the human race has been so desensitized by things like the news that whatever they see somewhere (especially on tv or the internet) it certainly MUST be true! It's like Y2K all over again. One person says something and everyone just believes it. Dumb asses.

1230.9.2011 18:36

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by snowlock:
hilarious

I have seen, and subsequently hidden, this post many times already. I cannot fathom why anyone would believe some nonsense copypasta posted in all caps!
I cannot fathom why anyone would go on facebook...but hey, if they want to waste their time with that crap, they might as well waste their time with chain letters as well.
Oh, is hating Facebook and everyone who uses it cool again? Don't wanna end up being out of the loop like last time... I was SOOOOOO embarrassed to be thinking for myself and not giving a shit what everyone else thought. Thanks for the heads up.

Don't give a shit what everyone else think's? Then why post every second of your life for the world to read?

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