Another hoax running circles around Facebook is that users have to pay a monthly fee to use Facebook from tomorrow. The paid membership comes in various forms — Gold, Silver and Bronze.
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 FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED 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.
Facebook will definitely not charge its user.
Why? Because “IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING…” is a false accusation. There’s no source to support this statement. Also, if Facebook planned for a “pay to use” model, then the recent Facebook Conference should have given us a hint, but nope, there was no news.
Also, Facebook has clearly stated on their homepage that it’s free and always will be.
Eventually, this hoax should fade away in a couple of weeks, but while it’s there, igniting worries in you and your friends, point everyone to the Facebook homepage as Facebook is unlikely to ask their beloved users to put their money on the line.
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