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Dislike Button Scam




Scam applications, including The Official Dislike Button and Dislikebutton, are currently luring people into completing an online survey in order to get access to a Dislike-button browser add-on that’s already freely available at Mozilla.com. According to security experts at Sophos, the rogue Facebook applications also ask premission to your profile and if granted, will post spam status updates with the purpose of spreading further:

I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!! [LINK]

Get the official DISLIKE button now! [LINK]

FaceMod, the developer of the actual add-on, has no relation to the scammers who are making money from their free tool.

From CNN.com:

If you accidentally installed the fake application, click on the “account” button at the top right of the Facebook home screen. Navigate to the option that says “application settings,” and disable the fake “dislike” application.

If the app has posted to your Facebook wall, go to your profile page and delete those posts to stop the scam from spreading further. Mashable also recommends checking your “interests” and “likes” settings from the “edit my profile” menu, to be sure that the app hasn’t lodged itself there as well.

It’s not the first time that the promise of a Facebook dislike button is being used to fool people. The fake Facebook Gold account is another scam that uses the unexisting feature as a bait.

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Dislike Button Scam Posted by on August 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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