Don't get duped by Facebook dislike button scam

Posted at 8:06 PM, Sep 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 20:06:49-04

A scam involving the yet to debut Facebook 'dislike' button will have you more than disliking the consequences if you fall for it.

Online con artists are now promising if you take their survey that pops up on your screen, you will get early access to the dislike button.

Internet security experts say you should not click on the banner of email alert that pops up on your screen.

If you click on it, the link will take you to a page that looks very similar to Facebook and ask you to activate the new feature.

It is not real.

"This is one of the oldest phishing scams to exist," said Mitch Neff, internet security expert.

The people behind the fake pop ups are phishing.  In other words, they just want your information so they can likely turn around and sell it to companies to make a profit or they will infest your computer with a virus.

Internet security experts want to remind Facebook users that CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerburg has hinted that something like a dislike button is coming but it is not here yet.

"Whatever the little psychological mechanism it is .everyone wants to be the first one out of the gate with this, one of the early adopters, people have wanted it for a long time," Neff said.

If you have clicked on one of these banners, links or pop up ads, Neff said you need to immediately log out of Facebook and any other active sessions you may have going on on your phone or other tech devices.  Then, log back in and immediately change your password.