Stay Informed, Stay Away from Facebook Dislike Button Scams

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It’s reported that scammers are taking advantage of Facebook Dislike button anticipation and they’re using the Facebook users. These scams trick the users into believing that clicking on some links would provide them an early access to the dislike button.

s a result of great anticipation surrounding the Facebook Dislike button (read empathy button), scammers are quick to find ways to fool the users. While Facebook users are anxiously waiting for the new feature, new scams are spreading, claiming to bring the Facebook dislike button earlier.
For fossBytes readers who aren’t aware, Facebook CEO announced that his company is working on some new feature like a “Dislike” button. Later, it was revealed that it would an Empathy Button that would be consisting of some popular smileys.
Hackread has reported that scammers are taking the advantage of this anticipation and they’re fooling Facebook users. These scams trick the users into believing that clicking on some links would provide them an early access to the dislike button.
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Since this dislike button is soon going to be out for testing, scammers are seeing this as an exploitable opportunity to bring in the users to malicious websites. Each time scammers are able to bring users to these annoying websites, scammers get paid.
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Besides these, the Facebook dislike button scams are able to install malware, spyware, or adware on PCs.
At the end of some surveys, you are asked to enter your usernames and passwords. As a result, your profile is spammed with via private messages, or some shady links on your timeline.

Stay informed. Stay safe.

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