Most Facebook users are familiar with the “like” button. It was first introduced to Facebook in February of 2009 and from the start was met with huge success. It is a great way for users to show that they support anything from a bagel shop to their friend buying a new car. Inevitably though, with the invention of the “like” came the burning desire of users to be able to dislike something. Thus the mythical “dislike” button was born. There were many questions and rumors surrounding whether or not Facebook would allow users to express their discontent for their friends’ relationship status change from “in a relationship” to “single,” to express discontent with a post, or disagree with a friend’s choice of sports team affiliation.
While using the Internet, one should always be careful about clicking any link. And while the Facebook security team has done a good job of cutting down on many of the scams out there, there is no way for them to completely eliminate risk to users. So it is important for facebookers to be aware and conscious of current risks. It is also a sure bet that if users click on anything regarding a “dislike” button, they will be in for a nasty surprise.
Similar to the “who’s viewing your profile” scams common a year or two ago, the dislike scammers are preying on the known desires of Facebook users. If you are unsure about whether a certain Facebook function is legitimate or not, feel free to contact the Facebook team. They they should be able to answer any questions you may have. And just to be sure, you should NEVER visit a URL to a site that you do not trust or are not familiar with.