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FB Scam: Check this new Amazing and updated emoticons for Facebook

Stay alert and act wisely to avoid scams on Facebook.
Samyak Lalit | June 11, 2014 (Last update: September 23, 2017)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

On Facebook, have you been tagged in a message with a heading something like: “Check this new Amazing and updated emoticons for Facebook”? If yes, please know that it is a dirty trick —in fact all such messages are invariably dirty tricks. DO NOT follow the instructions that come along with this message.

Scenario of this message

You receive a tag from one of your Facebook friends. This tag is mostly auto-generated and will take you to a post that will incite your curiosity about new emoticons for Facebook. The post may have a video/photo attached with it showing the “great” new FB emoticons. But the main objective of the fraudster is to make you follow the instructions written in the post. The instructions will be similar to:

Check this new Amazing and updated emoticons for Facebook

1. Copy all the code here ~>
2. Go back to
3. Press Ctrl+Shift+J or (F12) if you are using Google Chrome
—Press Ctrl+Shift+K if you are using Mozilla Firefox
4. Click Console
5.refresh window with (F5)
5. Paste all the code on the console box
6. Press Enter And See & Enjoy

What should you do?

Point 1:
First thing first, you must not follow these instructions. Such things can compromise your Facebook account and may give access of your private stuff to hacker.

Stay alert and act wisely to avoid scams on Facebook.

Stay alert and act wisely to avoid scams on Facebook.

Point 2:
Secondly, you should not share this message with anyone else. This is important in order to stop this menace from spreading. DO NOT, tag anyone with this post.

Point 3:
If a photo/video is attached with the post, go to Options menu below the attached photo/video and report this post as spam/scam

Point 4:
Untag yourself from such posts if you get the option of removing tag.

Point 5:
If you’re not sure how to remove tag or report the post as spam, just ignore the post. Don’t take any action, don’t make any clicks on the links given in the post.

Huh! so we have yet another Facebook hoax. I am getting tired of writing about these tiny tricks that useless people play on social media and unsuspecting users fall prey to them. Anyway, I guess this will just go on in some form or the other. And people like me will have to keep on writing the truth in order to educate uninitiated folks in the world of online frauds.


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