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Facebook Scam: Facebook will donate $1 for every share for sick children

There is a current Facebook hoax and scam that claims Facebook will donate $1 to sick children for every share of a certain article or post. If you see this message, ignore it because it is in no way associated with Facebook and is not true. It may be designed by scam artists to bait users into clicking malicious links and spreading malware.

In some cases a Facebook account will become hijacked if a user clicks links provided by the Facebook message. This may be why you see friends of yours share these types of posts on their Timeline and in your News Feed.

In other cases a user may be directed to a fake survey developed to siphon manually submitted user information, including full names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and more.

Additional message:

FB will donate $1 for every share for sick children

I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO LIKE THIS

BUT PLEASE DO SHARE BECAUSE FACEBOOK DONATES

1 $

FOR THESE SICK CHILDREN FOR EVERY SINGLE SHARE

Solution:

If your Facebook account has been affected by this scam please see the recommended steps below.

  • Change your Facebook password (located in your Facebook Settings) and make sure to log out of every device when prompted to.

remove Facebook app

  • Remove suspicious Facebook Apps (Settings > Apps).
  • If you believe your computer is infected with malware we recommend to download and install reputable Anti-Malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Once installed, update the software, and run a scan for malicious files. *This software is available free or as a full version.

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