General information about the Facebook hoaxes, scams and alerts.







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Participating in the Facebook “giraffe challenge” will infect your computer and give hackers access to your account.


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The Facebook group “Becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life” was created by pedophiles to gain access to kids’ photos.


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Facebook is going to be adding a 'Dislike' button.


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Facebook will be closing down for good on 15 May 2013.


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Facebook notifications stating that someone has commented on your status point to password-stealing login pages.


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Facebook ‘padlock‘ security feature is really a ruse by hackers to gain access to your account.


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Facebook soon plans to charge monthly subscription fees to users.


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Hackers are inserting secret “sexual videos” into the walls and profiles of your Facebook friends.


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Facebook is about to close your account, citing violation of its policies.


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The Facebook applications “My Birthday Calendar” and “Holiday Card List” harbor malicious information-stealing programs.


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Message provides instructions for stopping others from seeing your activity on Facebook.


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The Ramnit worm has been stealing Facebook credentials.


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Hackers post insulting messages on your friends’ Facebook walls in your name.


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Messages containing the words “Visit the New Facebook” include links that give a hacker access to your Facebook account.


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Links posted on Facebook point to a leaked video of a roller coaster accident.


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Justin Bieber has been stabbed by a crazed fan.


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Posting a notice on Facebook will protect your privacy rights.


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Facebook will use your photograph in advertisements unless you change an account setting.


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Your Facebook private inbox messages are now visible for all to see.


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Facebook “pirates” are copying other users’ profiles.


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Facebook will be closed at the end of February.


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Facebook’s “Graph App” makes your private Facebook content visible to strangers.


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A Facebook page whose creation date is earlier than the occurrence of a tragedy proves the event was a planned and staged one.


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Facebook will be introducing video-based advertisements to their site.


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Facebook has “deleted all privacy settings” and is “getting rid of its privacy policy.”


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Rapper Eminem was nearly killed by a fan in New York who stabbed him four times.


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Singer Miley Cyrus has died..


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Facebook is removing photographs of military amputees from their network, deeming them “offensive.”


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Singer Celine Dion has been killed in a plane crash.


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Actor Will Smith has died during surgery following an accident.


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Television hostsss Oprah Winfrey has committed suicide.


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Rapper Lil Wayne has died after a seizure.


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Facebook is blocking links to the web site for Kirk Cameron’s film Unstoppable.


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Actor Vin Diesel has died.


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The Facebook “Look Back” mini-movie function is the work of a hacker.


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Facebook has instituted a ‘no swearing‘ campaign and threatened to lock the accounts of users who employ profanity.


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Facebook has instituted a campaign banning marijuana-related posts and threatened to terminate the accounts of repeat offenders.


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As of 30 March 2014, Facebook will require that all account holders provide a photocopy of their personal ID.


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As of 20 March 2014, Facebook will be banning all posts expressing religious beliefs.


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Links posted on Facebook point to a video of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.


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Actor Dwayne Johnson died filming a stunt for Fast & Furious 7.


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The Facebook app on your phone is listening to your conversations.


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Links posted on Facebook point to a leaked video of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down by a missile.


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Use of the Facebook Messenger app requires user acceptance of many privacy-violating conditions.


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Facebook outage prompts 911 calls.


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Wrestler Hulk Hogan has died from being shot in the head.


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Video shows ‘goodbye’ message recorded by Robin Williams just prior to his suicide.


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Facebook is forcing drag queens to use their legal names or face a profile ban.


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Facebook is going to begin turning over user data to the FBI, CIA, and NSA.


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You can win a new Audi, Mercedes, Range Rover, Camaro, or other car by liking a Facebook page or post and sharing it with friends.


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Eminem is giving away $5 million to one lucky fan for Christmas.


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A review of Facebook Active Sessions will reveal unauthorized users currently accessing your account.

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CJ Pearson was suspended from Facebook because he criticized President Obama.


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Facebook is deleting inactive likers or likes.


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Boxer Floyd Mayweather is giving away $2.6 million on Facebook.


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A Facebook page was suspended because the Marine Corps emblem violates the network’s community standards.


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Facebook users can check if their accounts have been hacked by inserting ‘@[4.0]’ into posts.


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A link purporting to enable the ‘newly introduced’ Facebook Dislike button is a scam.


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated $992.2 million to Planned Parenthood