Beware: Are Montanans Falling For This New Fake Facebook Scam?
There's a new scam circulating on Facebook that Montanans have been falling for. Before you freak out and share it with all of your friends on social media, here's what you need to know about it.
A chain message has been making the rounds on Facebook warning users that they will be required to pay a fee in order to keep using the popular social media platform. You may have seen one of your friends share the following message.
Just announced on Channel 4 News. Facebook is charging all users starting Monday. You can do an opt-out by doing this. Hold your finger over this message and copy it. It can’t be shared.
Is Facebook Really Going to Start Charging Users $4.99/Month?
The claim that Facebook will start charging users $4.99 a month is false, according to Verify This. If you do 'copy & paste" the message to your personal page, you could be opening yourself up to hackers. Facebook Help Center clearly states that the social media platform does not charge users a fee, but it does charge advertisers to show ads on Facebook, Instagram, and Meta’s other social media sites.
For years, there have been rumors that Facebook was planning to charge users online, but that simply isn't true. If you notice that one of your friends has shared the message, you may want to let them know that there's nothing to worry about. As always, don't believe everything you read on the internet. Facebook has always been free, and that isn't going to change anytime soon.