There has been a long standing demand from Facebook users to have a "Dislike" button on Facebook. However, Facebook has never heeded to those requests and might never do. However, it looks like Scammers are readily making available a dislike button on Facebook.
The scam is similar to an earlier scams where scammers were giving an option to users to "Enable Dislike button on Facebook" and the "Disable Facebook Timeline Scam" (FYI: You can’t disable Facebook Timeline).
The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following messages:
"thanks, been waiting for this!!", been waitin so long for this
Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!
You asked for it, now you can get it. Just follow this link to enable
Clicking on the URL of the message takes you to a page where you are given instructions to enable the Dislike button on Facebook. The page says: "TO ENABLE THE DISLIKE BUTTON, JUST FOLLOW THE EASY INSTALLATION STEPS BELOW" and asks you to "share" the page on Facebook and also add a comment and say thanks.
We discourage you from sharing the page and commenting since this will spread the spam message to your friends as well.
Also, as a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.
With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.