Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “Facebook Now Has A Dislike button” SCAM
POSTED BY Patrick ON May 16, 2011 / 1 COMMENTS
Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “Facebook Now Has A Dislike button” SCAM similar to the wall post below:

Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “Facebook Now Has A Dislike button" SCAM

The scam message on your Facebook Wall reads:

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button! Enable The Feature @ {BIT.LY LINK}

Although the “Like” button has already been turned into a stamp (SEE IT HERE) it has not yet been turned into a “Dis-Like” button, but I must admit that it seems inevitable due to the high number of tasteless status updates on our Facebook News Feeds these days!

Why you should Avoid it:

This is a scam which relies on the Facebook User to be naive enough to copy and paste some code into their browser by following the instructions in the screenshot below:

Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “Facebook Now Has A Dislike button" SCAM

Doing so will give these codes the ability to execute any action that it is programmed to carry out, including infecting your machine with malware. This particular scam uses the JavaScript code pasted into an internet browser to deliver a fake survey to the Facebook User. Below is a screenshot of the survey scam:

Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “Facebook Now Has A Dislike button" SCAM

Do not complete any surveys and do not give out any personal information which can and will be used to harm you. Some surveys require you to download something in order to proceed to the next stage, but they usually contain viruses or other malware that can infect your system. Usually, the person behind such a scam gets paid a commission too everytime one is completed.

If you or your friends have fallen victim to this scam, then a full computer system scan must be carried out using the most up-to-date Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software, some of which can be found in the List of Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware and Firewall Software HERE.

In case you submitted a telephone number for any of the surveys, then you should contact your service provider or carrier immediately to avoid any bogus charges.

The affected facebook user’s wall must also be cleaned out of all spam messages that may have been automatically posted after a Click-Jacking attack (Like-Jacking or Comment-Jacking). Just follow the simple instructions in the following links:

 

Detailed Instructions to remove Fake Scam Links – HERE

Detailed Instructions to remove Fake Applications – HERE

CLICK HERE to join our Facebook Page and be informed about future scams to avoid.

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Patrick post on

If you really must have that “Dis-Like” button, it is available for purchase as a rubber stamp at the following links:

Firebox for UK netizens: http://www.firebox.com/product/2885/Like-and-Dislike-Stamps

Thinkgeek for US netizens: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/e5f5/

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