Another Day, Another Facebook Scam

facebook 150x150 Another Day, Another Facebook ScamChances are, you’ve seen the newest scam to hit Facebook concerning the social media giant donating 45 cents for every time the story of a young boy is “shared”, reports Sophos.

The message claims 45 cents will be donated by Facebook to help pay for surgery for a 14 year old boy who has been beaten by his stepfather every time it’s re-posted.

So far, almost 200,000 people have been duped into sharing the story. The message contains no links to news articles, official statements from Facebook, the location of the boy, etc. leading Sophos to believe it is in fact a scam.

To read the full report, visit http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/11/14/hoax-facebook-donates-45-cents-per-share-for-beaten-boys-surgery/

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