Another Facebook Hoax

by Christi on September 26, 2011

I see that several of my friends have fallen victim to the latest Facebook Hoax. If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen it on some of your friends’ posts.

It says:

“FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP,$9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES,$6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES,$3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO…IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY.”

At least this latest Facebook hoax doesn’t send you to a protest page where clicking on certain icons would initiate a script that could hijack your computer. This hoax is just a practical joke whereby those who attempt to exempt themselves from the charges spread the hoax even further. If Facebook were going to charge users, why would it choose to exempt you?

Mashable writes, “These rumors are simply untrue. “It’s free and always will be” is still in giant font on the Facebook homepage. Besides, Facebook is already making billions in revenue.

What would you do if Facebook did decide to charge a membership fee, would you stay or would you go?

Let us know.

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