A new year and the old hoaxes start doing their rounds again. The one about Facebook charging for messages has reared it’s head again so if you get this one in your inbox, please tell whoever sent it that it is a hoax and please don’t pass them on.
“As of Saturday morning Facebook will become chargeable. If you have at least 10 contacts send them this message.In this way we will see that you are an avid user and your logo will turn blue and will remain free. As discussed in the paper today. Facebook will cost 0.01ps per message. Send this message to 10 people. When you do the light will turn blue otherwise Facebook will activate billing.”
ALSO WATCH OUT FOR THESE THREE ……..All Hoaxes as confirmed by Hoax Slayer and Snopes
- James Wood
- Fabrizio Brambilla
- Jayden K Smith .
So whilst you should be vigilant at all times when opening messages, it is a good idea to check any virus/group warnings you receive with Snopes or Hoax-Slayer before passing them on. Here is the link to Snopes which is the site I always rely on before passing any of these messages on. Keep the link bookmarked. 🙂 Hoax Slayer is also a good website for checking urban myths etc.