Many of us on various occasions would have wished to see a ‘Dislike’ button on Facebook along with the ‘like’ button. There’s a good news and a bad won for those wishing to show their disagreement or disliking towards a post, picture or a video on Facebook. The good news is that there is a way to ‘Enable the ‘Dislike’ button’ on Facebook but the bad news is, this is a scam.
Messages claiming to offer the opposite to a like button have been appearing on many Facebook users’ walls:
Facebook now has a dislike button! Click 'Enable Dislike Button' to turn on the new feature!
“Like the ”Preventing Spam / Verify my account” scam which went before it, the scammers have managed to waltz past Facebook’s security to replace the standard “Share” option with a link labelled “Enable Dislike Button”,” explains Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos.
The fact that the “Enable Dislike Button” link does not appear in the main part of the message, but lower down alongside “Link” and “Comment”, is likely to fool some users into believing that it is genuine.
There is no official dislike button provided by Facebook and there isn’t ever likely to be. But it remains something that many Facebook users would like, and so scammers have often used the offer of a “Dislike button” as bait for the unwary.