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Don’t Click the Link for the Facebook “Dislike” Button

Facebook "Dislike" Button Scam Makes Rounds

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Many Facebook users have long awaited the arrival of a "dislike" button for status updates that they find dumb, repulsive, or just annoying. If you happen to see someone on the social network claiming to have found one, however, don’t buy it. It’s a scam.

Sophos Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley points to the scam, saying, "It’s the latest survey scam spreading virally across Facebook, using the tried-and-tested formula used in the past by other viral scams including ‘Justin Bieber trying to flirt‘, ‘Student attacked his teacher and nearly killed him", "the biggest and scariest snake‘ and the ‘world’s worst McDonald’s customer’."

Cluley has several screenshots of different parts of the scam that one might encounter (such as the one below). The perpetrators clearly went all out in their deception efforts.

Facebook Dislike Button Scam - Image Credit - Sophos
Image Credit: Sophos

Keep in mind, there are variations of the actual status updates that claim to point to the dislike button. Don’t believe any of them. It’s probably best to ignore any such thing until Facebook makes an official announcement, unveiling a dislike button. I wouldn’t hold your breath for that either.

Don’t Click the Link for the Facebook “Dislike” Button
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    I’m never click “Dislike” button on facebook. Thanks for share… :)

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    Well, thanks for the posting. But I think not yet positive feedback for us, from “Dislike” button.

  • http://directoryoffargomoorhead.com Jeff

    Thanks for the heads up. I thnk we need to pass a new law the put spammers and scammers in jail. I can’t imagine all the time wasted by people chasing scams and deleting spam from their email. I for one have had enough.

  • gadget

    Everyone on facebook should know about http://www.bypassfanpages.com/, theyve done the hard work for us already. Most of the “click like and spam all your freinds” type pictures they are pushing can be just googled anyway..

    Also of note is there is actually a dislike add on for firefox ect, out there.. Problem is the only people who will see your Dislike are people who’ve also installed that browser add-on. Otherwise your crankiness will be invisible to the general public

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-10391043-248.html

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