Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ignore Facebook Message That Says You Could Win $4.5 million in Shares
Thousands of people have been duped by a Facebook scam that promises the chance to cash in on the site's billions.
A hoax circulating on Facebook claims Mark Zuckerberg will give those who share the post, along with tagged friends, the chance to win $4.5 million.
The false message started on December 1st when Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter, Maxima.
The Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth with a photograph and a surprising pledge to give away a huge percentage of their Facebook fortune.
In a Facebook post entitled, 'A letter to our daughter', the couple revealed plans to set up an initiative to support good causes.
They pledged to donate 99 per cent of their Facebook shares - currently valued at $46 billion - to its work.
That would leave them with $460 million for themselves and their new child, based on Facebook's current valuation, plus any private wealth held by the couple or future earnings beyond the social network.
I saw people shamelessly sharing this on Facebook, and to think that some of the educated people you feel should know better, were actually the ones leading the fake campaign. SMH!