Facebook news: Charging for membership is untrue

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 26, 2011

Today we see a massive increase in people looking for Facebook news, which is due to rumors that Facebook will be charging for membership thanks to some new features. This has led a huge number of people on Facebook to start thinking the site is going to start charging them a fee, and this is simply untrue.

You can see in the images below, thanks to this article, that show some users claiming prices for Facebook’s new membership. The details seem very convincing, but hints come when they ask you to pass on the message, which is typical for a Facebook scam.

When some users state they’re “confused” and ask why people keep posting that Facebook is going to start charging, other users reply saying “It’s official” and that it has “even been on the news”, which is complete madness. One Facebook user even said “if you copy this on your wall your icon will turn blue and Facebook will be free”. This in itself makes it pretty obvious that these are just scams.

We wonder how many people followed those instructions, and got caught in the scam? This news spread after Facebook introduced the new Timeline profiles, which were met with mixed reactions.

I’m pretty sure Facebook will remain free for a long time yet, especially with the amount of money being made from Facebook ads.

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  • Piglet-cupcale101

    This is annoying me *-* 

    there’s like 10 people that is re-posting ” FACEBOOK WILL NOT BE FREE ANYMORE” 
    No offence to them but … GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT

  • just another scam

  • Iskhanna

    In a country of rampant Scams, a smallest clue becomes a biggest HOBO. Where from the news originated and spread like a Jungle fire. I hope the Face Book shall save the Face.

  • Heath8074

    I’m so glad I never fell for this scam, or the last one. It was obviously fake. It would be beyond stupid for fb to start charging anyway with all the other sites out there like it that remain free due to the same reason, ads. (It would also be nice if people would stop making a big deal about the new changes & saying fb sucks.. every program out there needs updates every so often, especially if its dealing with security reasons. Stop complaing about it, get over it, & like it or leave) those are just my thoughts on this 🙂