Letter from Mark, the Director of Facebook: Facebook to Begin Charging- Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A letter from Mark, the director of Facebook, informs the social media platform’s users that Facebook will begin charging.
The so-called “letter from Mark, the director of Facebook,” is a hoax about Facebook charging that’s based on a number of earlier hoaxes.
Every so often, rumors about Facebook charging users crop up. We covered a previous version that claimed Facebook would begin charging unless users turned their wall icons blue in 2016. And the earliest versions of the hoax claim that Facebook users will be charged $24.13 per month dates back to 2011.
A newer version that surfaced in December 2017 informed readers in a letter from Mark, the director of Facebook, (presumably Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg) again incorrectly claimed that Facebook would begin charging. That version is very similar to an earlier hoax letter from Carlos, the director Facebook. A Facebook rep explained on a message board that it was a scam. “Spammers and scammers sometimes create phony emails or posts that look like they’re from Facebook,” the message reads.
Facebook encourages users to report scam messages about Facebook charging. Also, Facebook has said it has no plans to begin charging, and that it would never communicate major policy changes like this one via word-of-mouth.
Hi I’m mark The Director of facebook
Hello everyone, it seems that all the warnings were real, facebook use will cost money
If you send this string to 18 different from your list, your icon will be blue and it will be free for you.
If you do not believe me tomorrow at 6 pm that facebook will be closed and to open it you will have to pay, this is all by law.
This message is to inform all our users, that our servers have recently been very congested, so we are asking for your help to solve this problem. We require that our active users forward this message to each of the people in your contact list in order to confirm our active facebook users if you do not send this message to all your facebook contacts then your account will remain inactive with the consequence of Lose all your cont the transmission of this message. Your SmartPhone will be updated within the next 24 hours, will have a new design and a new color for the chat. Dear Facebook users, we are going to do an update for facebook from 23:00 p.m. until 05:00 a.m. on this day. If you do not send this to all your contacts the update will be canceled and you will not have the possibility to chat with your facebook messages
Will go to pay rate unless you are a frequent user. If you have at least 10 contacts
Send this sms and the logo will turn red to indicate that you are a user
Confirmed … We finish it for free Tomorrow they start to collect the messages for facebook at 0.37 cents Forward this message to more than 9 people of your contacts and it will be free of life for you to watch and it will turn green the ball of above do it and you will see
Facebok is now free, send 10 people to reactivate your service again without cost