A new Facebook scam is sweeping the nation, but don't fall for it. You do not need to post a privacy notice in your FB status. You also don't need to pay $5.99 a month in order to keep your Facebook settings private. Even though "Channel 13 News" is cited as the source of this information, it's completely untrue (though it might give Mark Zuckerberg and his team some ideas…)


If you haven't seen it plastered everywhere, millions of people have all been tricked into posting this status:

Better safe than sorry is right. Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook's privacy policy. Better safe than sorry. As of September 28th 10:56 am Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and paste.

According to Facebook personnel these allegations are not true and the site is not planning on charging any of its users to maintain privacy standards.

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