Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Sep 30, 2015
Fake Dislike buttons on Facebook
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One of the most requested features by Facebook users for years has been a Dislike button, which Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed is in the works.
He didn’t indicate when it would be released or even if it will be called a Dislike button, but that didn’t stop scammers from jumping on the pent up demand.
The most convincing scam appears to be an early invitation to test out the new Dislike button, which is actually either a survey scam or an attempt to steal a user's login credentials.
If you see a headline that says “GET NEWLY INTRODUCED FACEBOOK DISLIKE BUTTON ON YOUR PROFILE.” don’t click on it.
The scam even goes so far as you urge victims to share this ‘invitation-only’ offer with their friends, which is pretty clever.
If you fall for this scam, make sure you do a thorough malware scan of your computer and change your Facebook password.
Remember, real Facebook announcements can always be found at http://newsroom.fb.com