Facebook ‘Enable Dislike Button’ Scam Spreading; Facebook Scam
Facebook, the great Social Networking Site recently crossed 700 million users and still growing. It’s quite natural that when people starts to concentrate on one part of the web, the chance of attacks at that part will be more. With Facebook, same is happening. Hackers and Spammers are really taking advantage of the huge user database of Facebook. There are lot of scam spreading in Facebook lately and that makes people feel uncomfortable and there by, lot are quitting Facebook. I hope you read my post about Facebook losing users around the world. If you not, see this link.
The bad thing is, Spammers are using your Facebook weakness to get you Spammed. I know about 80% people using Facebook wants a ‘Dislike Button’ like the ‘Like’ button. I think Facebook will roll out this feature soon. But, seems like the spammers are behind this and that’s why they released the ‘Enable Dislike Button’ spam. Let’s see what this ‘Enable Dislike Button’ is all about. Read ahead;
What is ‘Enable Dislike Button’ Scam
Facebook ‘Enable Dislike Button’ is a Scam spreading in Facebook which tell the user that ‘The new Facebook Dislike button is out now and if you want to get it, do the following steps’ . And what happens when you do as they say? Simple! You will get spammed and similar ‘Enable Dislike Button’ request will be sent to your friends, in your name. If they do as you did they also will get spammed and this is send again to their friends in their name.
How ‘Enable Dislike Button’ Scam Works? Let’s see some screenshots!
Well today evening i was on routine Facebooking and one of the friend request i send to a person i know got accepted and i thought i should visit his wall. There you go! The ‘Enable Dislike Button’ scam. The interesting thing is, it wont look like a scam on the first appearance. This one was different from ‘Osama Video, Justin Bieber, Free T-Shirt, YouTube Video scam’. Here is the screenshot;
As it appeared normal to me i think i should check it out. Then i clicked the ‘Enable Dislike Button’ and here is what i got;
A Facebook page which says ‘FbNoLike’. I started thinking is it real or not and for my surprise, on the next second the page got redirected to a website called ‘dislike-now.com’.
What if you done as they said and got Spammed?
I have already written a post about the YouTube Video Scam that is spreading in Facebook. See this link;
There is nothing to worry about this scam. Just delete it when you see it in your wall. That’s all. If you want you can have a system scan for spam using a spamware to make sure everything is ok. Hope Facebook will take suitable steps to prevent this from happening in the future. Happy Facebooking to you. Thank you for reading.