Facebook hoax: Facebook will start charging this summer

The Facebook will start charging this summer hoax is currently circulating on Facebook walls. It is harmless, but it does show how easily people are tricked into performing unwanted actions.

The Hoax

The hoax claims that Facebook will start charging their users with a fee.

The hoax continues by claiming that you will need to copy and paste the message (which contains a blue icon) to your Facebook wall.

Once you have pasted the “Facebook will start charging this summer” post to your wall, you would need to check if you have a blue icon. If that is the case, you would not have to pay a fee to Facebook, but if you get another color, you will be forced to pay a fee once you login.

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You can find an example of Facebook will start charging this summer hoax below:

It's official Signed at 10:33. It's even passed on TV. Facebook will start charging this summer. If you copy this to your wall your icon will turn blue and your Facebook will be free for you. Please pass this message, if not your icon will be deleted.   P.S. this is serious, the icon will turn blue   (Copy and paste to your wall)   Mine really turned blue..? Is this true...

What can you do against the Facebook will start charging this summer hoax

If you see someone sharing the hoax, simply inform them that they are sharing a fake post on Facebook. Ask them to delete the fake post, and if they decline the request, simply report the post to Facebook.

Is it true that Facebook will start charging users this summer? 

No. It is a hoax. A lie. Fake story. Do not worry.

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  1. CWZ,

    It’s astounding how many cyber scams are out there. Facebook scams in particular are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, so many people fall for them. Thanks for the heads up.


  2. We totally agree with you. The rise of these scams is also because of the automated scripts which are capable of generating these type of scams / hoaxes.

    Keep safe!

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