Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t giving his users any money; it’s all apparently a hoax.
As we’re all aware of the above post circulating on Facebook that Zuckerberg is planning to give 10 percent of his Facebook shares to users like ‘you and me’ if they share the same status on their wall. The post claims that Facebook founder will be giving $4.5 million to 1000 users who copy and paste the message, and share it on their walls by tagging five to ten friends.
“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,” the actual post reads. “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.”
The whole issue stems from Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announcing that the couple would be giving away $45 billion of their stock to their LLC initiative, celebrating the birth of their daughter Max.
However, Facebook has confirmed with sources that it’s not real. It’s pretty much like the other scams that have gone viral on Facebook such as pay for privacy scam happened earlier this year, or Game of Thrones hoax from 2014.
It’s also similar to a hoax that has been doing rounds since 1997, which claims that Microsoft’s Bill Gates would be offering users money who participated in a beta test and then forwarded it to their friends.