How the scam works:
(with video below) A “Facebook Privacy Notice” is making its rounds on Facebook as you are reading this. Thousands of users are posting it to their profiles not knowing it is a fake. There are a few versions of the “Notice” and they are similar to another hoax scammers came up with a couple of years ago. Users were led to believe that posting a similar notice on a website would protect that site’s administrators from prosecution of media piracy. How does the scam work?
Watch the video below now to see in action the Facebook Privacy Notice Hoax exposed:
Facebook Privacy Hoax Exposed Video
If you remember (if you did read the fine print) when you agreed to the terms, you accepted how Facebook uses and shares your personal information. Regardless of whatever legal standing a government agency has or doesn’t have in terms of searching your Facebook profile for information, posting a supposed “privacy notice” on your profile doesn’t change a thing.
Also, if you read the whole “Notice” carefully, you will see a mention of the Uniform Commerical Code (UCC) 1-103 1-308. If you don’t know what that is, the UCC deals with commerical law in the United States and has absolutely nothing to do with privacy.
How to avoid the Facebook Privacy Hoax:
This is another reminder that anything you post on social media becomes public information. That’s why it is called “social” and “media”. If you really want something to be confidential, then posting it online is not the brightest idea. Stay away from scams.
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4 thoughts on “Facebook Privacy Notice Fake”
I have a friend who says she just got paid for a Facebook compensation scheme and saw my name on the list.
I cannot find anything about any Facebook compensation scheme she might be just pulling my leg but I am more worried she may have given them details she should not have and could pay a price.
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It is a pity that there smallminded people out there who like to spread alarm and desponcency about
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