Dislike Button Scam Spreads Then Disappears

Almost as viral as the latest Facebook scam are the warnings users have been posting to each other since the beginning of the weekend.

Almost as viral as the latest Facebook scam are the warnings users have been posting to each other since the beginning of the weekend.

It’s similar to many previous scams that we’ve covered in that it leverages a javascript exploit to automatically spam a user’s friends’ walls. As ZDNet previously covered, the scam resulted in users posting something which states “Facebook now has a dislike button! Click ‘Enable Dislike Button’ to turn on the new feature”.

A link from the application then drove users to a page which offered some Javascript that they were instructed to place in their browser address bar.

When searching for other people who have fallen for the scam, we found numerous people warning each other about it instead — yet that isn’t preventing many folks from reposting the dislike button spiel despite all the warnings.

I haven’t been able to find the original scam at this point since so many people are warning others about it. However, if you see your friends posting about the dislike button, make sure to let them know that it isn’t real!