You might have noticed on Facebook that there is an advertisement offering an early version of the Dislike button. This is a SCAM which has started to make rounds affecting accounts all over the social network.
To all of us who are not in the know, Facebook’s CEO made an official statement in the news during a Q & A session earlier last week that the Facebook team is working on the dislike button or something similar to give alternate options for posts beyond like.
This new scam is determined in using the potential dislike button as a lure to hook anxious Facebook users into thinking that a link click will give he or she early access to dislike posts or comments.
Since the news about the dislike button has become official now with the button expected to be launched soon, the scammers have found a great opportunity in this and have decided to exploit it for their benefit by starting a scam campaign. Please check out how scammers work below:
“GET NEWLY INTRODUCED FACEBOOK DISLIKE BUTTON ON YOUR PROFILE.”
It will be an “invite-only feature” that will only be activated by pressing on the forwarded link; this will actually lead the unfortunate victim into a scam and dangerous website.
If you are one of those that did click on the link, it will spread throughout your Facebook and will ask intrusive surveys to try and attempt to gather all of your personal info and account credentials. This is probably with the intent to spam you and all of your contacts through email.
Some of these links could also install malware onto your PC or expand the malware into all of your social media accounts. To date, we are not sure if anyone a malware infection from clicking the dislike button scam.
It is highly recommended that everyone must avoid and be aware of these malicious scams; they will not be offering you a sneak peak at the dislike button any time soon.