No – Mark Zuckerberg is Not Giving Away 4.5 Million Dollars to Facebook Users
If you've posted a Facebook status asking Mark Zuckerberg for money, I hate to break it to you, but you have fallen victim to yet another Facebook hoax.
Here we go again! There's another big Facebook hoax going around, and we are here to tell you to STOP SHARING IT. Tell me if this looks familiar to you:
"THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! And congrats on becoming a dad!
Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY and tag 5-10 of your friends. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day's posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million EACH as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection and philanthropy.
I hope someone I know gets a piece of the pie--let me know if you do!!!"
If you just read this and thought, "Wow! That sounds great! I'm going to share this!" DON'T DO IT. Somehow this post came out of Mark Zuckerberg's post that went a little something like this:
The origins of this post are unknown, but it follows the same format as other 'get free stuff!' posts in the past. So, next time you see it, let the person know they are being bamboozled!