Scam: Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

A new Facebook scam exploits your desire to have a Dislike button on the social network in addition to the Like button. You should know that Facebook will never add such functionality to its service.

Facebook scammers are once again exploiting ignorant victims who want to see the social network add a Dislike button. This is one of those scams that frequently comes up again and again, because Facebook will never add such a button.

This version says something along the lines of "Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!" followed by a fraudulent link. As you can see in the screenshot above, it also has the following description: "You asked for it, now you can get it. Just follow this link to enable"

The link in question takes you to a webpage which claims to allow you to install the Dislike button. Instead of getting such a button, you'll be told to share the link with all of your Facebook friends, as well as add a comment. The next webpage urges you to sign up for a premium rate mobile phone service, complete an online survey, and/or buy some pills.

The scammers' goal is to drive more traffic towards certain sites. This is how the scammer earns his or her money: a commission for every survey completed, every product purchased, and/or every account compromised. They also use them to spread malware and obtain personal information.

As a general word of caution, don't click on everything your Facebook friends share on the social network. If you see a scam like this one, report it. Then go check your own Wall to make sure you're not spreading the scam; the sooner you clean it up and Unlike any relevant Pages, the better. You can also contact Facebook Security if you'd like to.

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