(another) Facebook Scam – “dislike” Button

Have you seen this post around?

A messages claiming to offer the opposite to a like button have been appearing on many Facebook users’ walls…

The fact that the “Enable Dislike Button” link does not appear in the main part of the message, but lower down alongside “Link” and “Comment”, is likely to fool some users into believing that it is genuine.

Although, researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating “Enable Dislike Button” Facebook scam.

a “Follow the steps below to get the Dislike button” instructions page similar to the one seen in the Osama Execution video scam published by ZDNet is next:

However, clicking on it will not only forward the fake message about the so-called “Fakebook Dislike button” to all of your online friends by posting it to your profile, but also run obfuscated Javascript on your computer.

Once the users copy and paste the obfuscated javascript in their browsers, all of their friends will be spamvertised with a wall post about the non-existent Dislike feature. The campaigners appear to be monetizing the campaign through a survey scam.


For the time being, no “dislike” button provided by Facebook and there isn’t ever likely to be.

But it remains something that many Facebook users would like, and so scammers have often used the offer of a “Dislike button” as bait for the unwary.

and surprise… here’s the JavaScript Sourcecodehttp://pastebin.com/uzCkfFQ4

Evil evil facebook…. 😉

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