FaceBook is starting to charge $4 to $10 a month...

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  1. K9keystrokes profile image86
    K9keystrokesposted 12 years ago

    I just got an email from a "friend" on FB. They say starting tomorrow there will be a monthly charge placed on FB accounts ranging from $10 a month for the Gold Membership, $7 for silver and $4 Bronze. DON'T FALL FOR IT! It appears this is a hoax that is just intended to cause a freak-out session for the site.
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    1. jimmythejock profile image84
      jimmythejockposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Discard the email and think no more about it, it is not true, If it were it would have been all over the tv and radio news.....jimmy

      1. K9keystrokes profile image86
        K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I absolutely agree Jimmy! wink

  2. Ms Dee profile image85
    Ms Deeposted 12 years ago

    Good to get the heads up!  There's something going on with PayPal, too, in that an email from them says to completely restart your account. It seems hijacking the big online names is the latest hoax strategy.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image86
      K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, and a little disturbing!

  3. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    They would lose a lot from Small Businesses advertising with them if they were to charge sign up.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, i agree with you there.  not only that, but it would probably lose many of it's users as well.  therefore, I doubt seriously facebook would ever start charging a monthly fee.

      1. trecords0 profile image61
        trecords0posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I agree, no one would use FB if there was a fee.  They know that.  They're smarter than we are.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    My conclusion is that it is up right there with the FBI ARREST warning I received earlier today.

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my.  Are you serious?

      1. K9keystrokes profile image86
        K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Serious that the hoax was in play, but the reality is that this was simply someone trying to freak people out by messing with FB. I must admit, I was a smidgen startled at first until I asked around.

    2. AEvans profile image74
      AEvansposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      LOLOLO! You are so silly! big_smile

      1. K9keystrokes profile image86
        K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this


    3. SimeyC profile image86
      SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wonder if they'll let you write Hubpages in jail? Now that'll be an interesting series of Hubs I bet....

  5. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 12 years ago

    I had seen that on FB it started out as a joke and then someone changed it and placed fear in others. FB would not charge anyone for there site. I really hope people did not fall for that. Common sense tells you that would have never happened. smile

    1. K9keystrokes profile image86
      K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      FB would be nuts to charge! You are right AEvans, total hoax!

  6. Urbane Chaos profile image90
    Urbane Chaosposted 12 years ago

    This has been around for years, in one form or another.  Facebook makes money much in the same way as other free companies do: through advertising and data mining.  They'd be crazy to start charging..

    According to Snopes.com, it all started in 2009: Snopes.Com: Facebook

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image63
      I am DB Cooperposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's actually similar to a hoax that has been around for over a decade. I remember receiving emails saying Bill Gates had decided to start charging everyone for using email, and it was going to cost them 5 cents for every message sent or received, and the only way to avoid it was to forward the email to a certain number of people. Stupid people fall for stupid hoaxes.

  7. Kangaroo_Jase profile image75
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    The Facebook page on Facebook itself has refuted it will start charging, some people don't appreciate what they read sometimes, that it is not truth.

  8. Hunbbel Meer profile image78
    Hunbbel Meerposted 12 years ago

    Yup. Delete the mail; sit back and take a chill pill. Facebook is never going to do such a stupidity, especially when the GAME HAS ENTERED IN THE ARENA - Google+


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