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Larry Magid: A Lot to Dislike About New Facebook Scam

A new Facebook scam is taking advantage of people’s desire to be able to “dislike” posts by tricking users into completing an online survey and spamming links to their friends.

Sophos blogger Graham Cluley has reported that there is a rogue Facebook application that promises to give you a dislike button but instead “silently updates your Facebook status to promote the link that tricked you in the first place, thus spreading the message virally to your Facebook friends and online contacts.”

The app never actually installs a dislike button but does require you to compelte an online survey (which Cluley says “brings money for the scammers”) and then points you to a Firefox browser add-on from FaceMod which installs a browser-based dislike button. FaceMod does not appear to be connected with the scam.

via Larry Magid: A Lot to Dislike About New Facebook Scam.