Facebook Released Price Grid for Membership? - Facebook Rumour

09/25/11 - Article No: 1389. Filed under: Facebook Scams | Facebook Rumour


FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBERSHIP SERVICE, $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBERSHIP 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 WALLYOUR 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. ?
collected Sept 2011





The latest "Facebook is charging" hoax comes in this incarnation that purports that Facebook are introducing 3 levels of membership of which all will be chargeable on a monthly basis unless you copy and paste the above message before midnight, in which case you account will remain free.

As we have noted several times before in the last few years, all messages and rumours asserting that Facebook will charge for their service are utterly false and illogical. Facebook are not going to introduce a charge as this is not how their revenue model works. This completely unoriginal hoax has been circulating Facebook for years in many different variations, and before that this type of hoax has also plagued other free services like Yahoo and Hotmail as early as the mid-90s.

Of course the above message omits an actual date, instead vaguely quoting "midnight" as the time limit, meaning the hoax can continue for an indefinite period of time whilst still appearing valid and not outdated.

Additionally, the assertion that copying a message to your status update will somehow save your account or keep it free makes absolutely no sense at all. Why would Facebook keep certain accounts free based on copying and pasting a pointless message?

You can read our complete write-up on these hoaxes here, or you can read our blog post The Curious Case of the Fantasy Facebook Fee.

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