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Watch Out For Scam Pages That Try to Exploit Facebook’s “Year In Review” Video

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Various Facebook Pages claim that you must first like, share, and comment on a post before you can access Facebook’s Year In Review video feature.





Analysis:
You do not need to like, share, or comment to access your Year in Review video.

These Facebook Pages are scams designed to gather large numbers of likes as quickly as possible. Once the Page has collected a large number of likes, it can then be reused to launch other types of scam. Alternatively, it might be sold on the black market to other scammers.

You can see, edit, and share your personalised video at any time you like via this direct Facebook link:

facebook.com/yearinreview2016

Do not trust or engage with any Facebook Page or post that claims that you must perform steps such as, liking, sharing, commenting, or filling in surveys before you can get your Year In Review video. Always access your Year in Review video via facebook.com/yearinreview2016.

If a post or Page wants you to click a link other than the one shown above to access your video, do not proceed.

Facebook has published information about the Year in Review feature in its help files.




Refer to the following resources for further details like-farming scams:
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Like-Farming Scam List

Example:
Year In Review Facebook Scam Posts




Last updated: December 9, 2016
First published: December 9, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
About Hoax-Slayer

References
Your Facebook year In Review
Facebook Year in Review Help File




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These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

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