Skip Nav
Digital Life
6- and 7-Year-Olds Couldn't Solve This Math Test Question, and We're Not Surprised
Humor
Here's Another Harry Potter Detail We Can't Believe We Never Noticed Before
Facebook
If You Try to Figure Out the Mistake in This Math Problem, It'll Make You Go Crazy

Facebook Dislike Button Scam

Facebook "Dislike Button" Isn't What You Think It Is

There has been a big demand for Facebook to add the "Dislike" button to its repertoire, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before a third-party Facebook Dislike app hit the social network. Although this may seem like a work-around to get what you want (the ability to "Dislike" comments, posts, or articles), downloading the application may cause you to lose money.

Find out how when you read more.

Adding another entry into the Facebook scam hall of fame, installing the Dislike Button will allow the app to update your Facebook status without your knowing it, spreading the word about the app. Annoying, but not that dangerous. However, in order to complete installation, you will be required to take a quiz and enter your mobile number to complete. This is where things get hairy. Not only does the app now have your personal information on Facebook, but it also has your phone number, which could lead to all sorts of problems, illicit calls made from your cell phone being one of them.

As a general rule, I'm always wary about what apps I install on my Facebook page. Words to live by? Don't give out your personal information (phone number included) for a Facebook app or add-on.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
why do people want a dislike button so much anyway?
ayuninur ayuninur 6 years
hehehehe..
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Everytime I've seen ads for the dislike button I've thought "SCAM." Good to know !
How to See What Facebook Knows About You
Supermarket Employee Gives Mom Flowers After Son's Tantrum
Facebook Gives 20 Days of Bereavement Leave to Employees
Girl Scout Stand Up to Neo-Nazi Photo Czech Republic
Math Puzzle Mistake
Giving Up Facebook Mom Groups
How to Stop Notifications When Updating LinkedIn Profile
Embarrassing Things That Happen When Pregnant
How to Enable Two-Step Verification
Russian Email Service Hack 2016
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds