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Don't take the bait, ignore the Dislike button scam!

Another survey scam doing the rounds on Facebook

By: Steve Dougherty from Aug 17, 2010 @ 6:38 CDT

Survey scams continue to suck many unsuspecting Facebook users in and result in the automated spreading of messages to all of the people on their friends list. A new one is quickly attracting many people to click on it as it promises a feature that a large number of Facebook users have been wanting for a long time, a "DISLIKE" button.


This spam scam gives messages including "I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!" and "Get the official DISLIKE button NOW!". Clicking install will have it requesting for permission to access your personal information, post to your wall and access data even when you're not using it. With a hold of your permissions it will spread messages of which you responded to your friends.

Eventually, the installation will take you to FaceMod's Dislike button for Firefox which is free and quite possibly not involved with the scam itself, but this is only after the heart of the scam takes place; the completion of an online survey.


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