Facebook hoax: Facebook just released their price grid (2016)

Beware when you are surfing on Facebook, scammers and hoaxers are reusing old hoaxes to lure unaware internet users into performing unwanted actions.

The ‘Facebook just released their price grid for membership’ is another hoax that claims that Facebook users will be charged a monthly fee, starting from 9.99 dollars a month for the gold profile.

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The hoax continues by stating that silver members need to pay 6.99 and bronze members need to pay 3.99 dollars.

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!?????

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The hoax continues to claim that the post needs to be shared to keep Facebook free. This claim is totally fake, Facebook will never start charging their users, and the simple fact is because the users are the product. If the users would need to pay Facebook, they would leave the site immediately, and maybe it is something that the persons behind this hoax are trying to achieve.

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.

Other versions

There are multiple versions of this hoax, the “Tomorrow when you connect to Facebook you will be invited to payment” hoax is also currently trending on Facebook, and the ‘Facebook becomes public hoax’ has also gained a lot of attention by unaware internet users.

Advice

If you see someone sharing this hoax, then simply inform them that it is fake and that it would be better for them to delete the fake post from their Facebook page.

The full ‘Facebook just released their price grid’ hoax as shared on Facebook

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!?????
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