Monday, September 26, 2011

Is Facebook charging?

You may have read the following message on Facebook over the weekend:


FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES, $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO...IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY!


Do not fret - Facebook is not releasing a price grid for memberships. Facebook makes their money from the advertisements on the site - not from user accounts.  


So if you see this notice on a friend's profile, you may want to let them know nicely that it is a hoax and not to be giving out their credit card number.


To read more on this, check out the Naked Security article and follow them on Facebook to stay up on social media news. 

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