Facebook Scam Targets Those Impatient for a Dislike Button

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So you want to be able to show your friends and family just how much you hate their posts? You may, at some point, get a dislike button. Probably not the kind you're thinking of, but maybe.

Dislike hype is at an all time high, however, after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is currently building some sort of dislike button. This comes after years and years of saying "no dislike button" to the many users clamoring for such an option.

But there is no dislike button yet. And if you see something on Facebook telling you there is, and that you need to click, like, or share in order to activate it – avoid at all costs.

As would be expected, scammers are using the Facebook community's excitement for a dislike button.

Hackread has some shots of a scam post that's currently making the rounds. "Get newly introduced facebook dislike button on your profile," it reads.

When clicked, it take users to a questionable outside link and gives them a countdown clock, at the end of which the "invitation" for the new dislike button is supposed to expire.

All it asks users to do is like and share – thus spreading the hoax further.

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Be patient, people. You'll get more post response options in the near future. It may just be a bunch of emoji reactions – but hey, at least it'll be more diverse than "like".

Image via zeevveez, Flickr Creative Commons

Josh Wolford
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