How The Scam Works:
Facebook constantly changes its design leading criminals to experiment on new scams, relying on the novelty aspect. One of the latest ones is the Facebook Membership, aka Pay for Facebook scam.
Scammers require users to pay different monthly amounts (under $10) per memberships of all kind (Gold, Silver, etc). In the case of not paying, users are threatened with the closing of their account.
Watch How The Scam Works:
Watch the video below to see the Pay for Facebook scam exposed on CBS News:
How To Avoid The Pay for Facebook Membership Scam:
Ever since its launch, Facebook made it clear that the use of its website is and will always be free. It is still stated on the login page. So ignore everyone who tells you otherwise for now
How To Report The Pay for Facebook Membership Scam:
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to Facebook using the link below:
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