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Facebook: It’s free and always will be

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone is having a good week besides hearing the news that Facebook will soon start charging for membership.

The status post some users witnessed or posted stated:

FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP.$9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES,$6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES,$3.99 PER MONTH PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES,FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.WHEN YOU SIGN TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMTED FOR PAYMENT INFO…IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS.FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES.IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU.PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY.

We come to you today to inform you that this is NOT true. Facebook released yesterday on their personal page, “A rumor on the internet caught our attention. We have no plans to charge for Facebook. It’s free and always will be.” There you go! You can rest easy 🙂

Another charging scam was seen back when Facebook and Skype released they would introduce the Skype-powered video chat feature. Users would therefore be charged to utilize the update, but again it was false. If you need further clarification, head over to the login page of Facebook you’ll notice under “Sign Up” the phrase, “It’s free and always will be.”

For a complete look at this week’s article, click on the link below. It features other scams that users should look out for as well. Thanks to everyone for reading! Until next week!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/24/facebook-charging-in-2011-chain-letter_n_979061.html?1316881653#s281499&title=The_Koobface_Worm

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