Claim: Messages containing the words "Visit the New Facebook" include links that give a hacker access to your Facebook account.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, May 2011]
W A R N I N G ! ! ! ! THIS NOTICE IS DIRECTED TO ANYONE WHO HAS A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT: IF SOMEONE IN YOUR PROFILE OR A FRIEND SENDS YOU A LINK THAT SAYS "VISIT THE NEW FACEBOOK", DO NOT OPEN. . . IF YOU DO, YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE! THIS IS ACTUALLY THE WORK OF A HACKER WHO STEALS YOUR DETAILS AND REMOVES YOU PERMANENTLY FROM YOUR OWN PAGE. PLEASE COPY.....send to your groups too....not just your friends
Origins: The warning reproduced above about Facebook users being tricked into opening an attachment that promises access to "the new Facebook" but
This warning is nothing more than a hoax spread by well-meaning but credulous Facebook users: there have been no recorded instances of "Visit the new Facebook"
Last updated: 17 May 2015