woman-163425_1920So this Facebook Hoax has been going around a while now and I just feel I need to inform you – that it is a Facebook Hoax – Mark Zuckerberg is not giving you money.

I don’t think he would even be happy that his original message for his daughter his now being used by users to spam other users with a hoax.

We have seen so many of these over the years, I thought we could recognise them by now  – Free Oakleys Gold MembershipSwitch to Pink and the list goes on.

Facebook Hoax – Mark Zuckerberg is not giving you money

Okay this one doesn’t harm us really but its gone viral because people keep sharing it saying – it can’t hurt.  Yes, it can, it might make people mute you.

It started off as

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. 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!!!

and now we are seeing this one …….

Can’t wait to see who the winners are Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is going to give away 4.5 million of his Facebook stock tonight at midnight 10% to people like you and me! All you have to do is copy and paste this to your page and post. Facebook is doing this to show what a powerful tool of connection it is !!! Can’t wait to see who wins !!! This is not a hoax !!! It’s on Good Morning America !!! ‪#‎MarkZuckerberg‬

Folks, this is never going to happen. Stop sharing them.  All these do is fill up our streams with rubbish and makes you look silly.

The actual announcement was a public letter to his new baby girl – and someone has changed it – like always happens, so that people share this rubbish.

As you begin the next generation of the Chan Zuckerberg family, we also begin the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation. Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.

We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others.

Stop it now lol thanks 😉