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Truly Horrible Facebook Prank!

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not sure how it's done and two of my friends have been taken in by it but If you receive a request combined with a sob story about cancer DO NOT do as the post asks and cut/paste it into your timeline… Read More
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11m, 2d agoPosted 11 months, 2 days ago
not sure how it's done and two of my friends have been taken in by it but If you receive a request combined with a sob story about cancer DO NOT do as the post asks and cut/paste it into your timeline.
The messages are carefully crafted so anyone distracted will not get the fact they are basically announcing on their timeline "they" have cancer.
maybe others know about this maybe not but tell everyone you feel maybe susceptible to this nasty trick.
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11m, 2d agoPosted 11 months, 2 days ago
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#1
BTW The current one starts off with something along the lines of
"i sit here with tears in my eyes"
banned 8 Likes #2
So what are you saying? people are copying and pasting things they haven't even read?

Probably do them good.
#3
MrScotchBonnet
So what are you saying? people are copying and pasting things they haven't even read?
Probably do them good.

As i said it's carefully crafted and draws people in, not everyone reads things the same way. and it's their friends and family that are affected much more.
1 Like #4
Change your privacy settings so that only people you know can message you. Problem solved.


Edited By: Aiden1512 on Aug 17, 2016 19:31: Auto-correct
banned 2 Likes #5
maddogb
MrScotchBonnet
So what are you saying? people are copying and pasting things they haven't even read?
Probably do them good.
As i said it's carefully crafted and draws people in, not everyone reads things the same way. and it's their friends and family that are affected much more.

It is all a bit comical :D not cancer of course but dimwits.
8 Likes #6
Aiden1512
Change your privacy settings on that only people out know can message you. Problem solved.

stop posting **** on facebook. problem solved!
2 Likes #7
they have facebook, they have cancer.
2 Likes #8
Not that I use Facebook, but thanks for the heads-up maddogb. It might help somebody :)
#9
MrScotchBonnet

It is all a bit comical :D not cancer of course but dimwits.

maybe you should take your own advice and read carefully, it's crafted to be deceptive and takes in those who skim read.

Aiden1512
Change your privacy settings so that only people out know can message you. Problem solved.

again it's "carefully crafted" and becomes semi viral so people post it "on their timelines" .... if we could get your message to everyone who hasn't done this life would be perfect and my warning wouldn't be needed.
banned#10
maddogb
MrScotchBonnet

It is all a bit comical :D not cancer of course but dimwits.
maybe you should take your own advice and read carefully, it's crafted to be deceptive and takes in those who skim read.
Aiden1512
Change your privacy settings so that only people out know can message you. Problem solved.
again it's "carefully crafted" and becomes semi viral so people post it "on their timelines" .... if we could get your message to everyone who hasn't done this life would be perfect and my warning wouldn't be needed.

It's all irrelevant until we have some context. Do you have access to the whole post?
#11
I didn't mean to post in this thread, but I was "distracted".
1 Like #12
Looks like a tough crowd in here tonight
#13
MrScotchBonnet

It's all irrelevant until we have some context. Do you have access to the whole post?

not irrelevant at all, just a warning for people to do as you advise and read carefully if they receive anything remotely similar, i did do a google on it but nothing yet.
banned#14
maddogb
MrScotchBonnet

It's all irrelevant until we have some context. Do you have access to the whole post?
not irrelevant at all, just a warning for people to do as you advise and read carefully if they receive anything remotely similar, i did do a google on it but nothing yet.

I was referring to the ''crafted carefully to be deceptive'' part. Without reading it, I can't agree with you. Although most who can read it should be fairly straight forward to understand.

I know the people you mean though, the ones who copy and paste anything they can. ''Share this post to win a £100 Argos voucher and say thank you Argos''

Those people are mainly single mums. OK for a quick laugh, but swiftly blocked.
banned#15
EN1GMA
Looks like a tough crowd in here tonight
https://31.media.tumblr.com/99451f0cf64544c65e8e4aae784861e2/tumblr_inline_neio7dWuND1rkygkg.gif
#16
No link or copy and paste of the message?
1 Like #17
thanks for the heads up maddogb.
2 Likes #18
MrScotchBonnet

It is all a bit comical :D not cancer of course but dimwits.
maddogb
maybe you should take your own advice and read carefully, it's crafted to be deceptive and takes in those who skim read.
http://i.imgur.com/zu7Y9E0.jpg
1 Like #19
screenshot of it please.
1 Like #20
EN1GMA
Looks like a tough crowd in here tonight
Where are the bouncers when you need them X)
banned 1 Like #21
summerof76
EN1GMA
Looks like a tough crowd in here tonight
Where are the bouncers when you need them X)
https://media.giphy.com/media/PV9t4AJL5UweI/giphy.gif
2 Likes #22
Unfortunately the OP highlights 2 things which are a sign of the times.

1) The gradual desensitising of usually upsetting topics (cancer in this case)
2) The follow-the-crowd copypasting of social media which is usually devoid of any thought process.
#23
MrScotchBonnet
summerof76
EN1GMA
Looks like a tough crowd in here tonight
Where are the bouncers when you need them X)
https://media.giphy.com/media/PV9t4AJL5UweI/giphy.gif
Scary spice X)
1 Like #24
That folks is one of many reasons why I don't use Facebook, Twitter etc . too many strange and nasty things going on, I prefer it here with the friendly peeps :D
#25
loumar76
That folks is one of many reasons why I don't use Facebook, Twitter etc . too many strange and nasty things going on, I prefer it here with the friendly peeps :D
I don't the other sites either as too much of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hppl2xb1IoX)
#26
face book can be a very nasty place, thats why I hardly ever use

thanks for the heads up
banned#27
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