Change your Facebook page to black?

@owlwings (39767)
Cambridge, England
November 14, 2012 7:53am CST
No way, José! If you have seen a message like this circulating in Facebook, DO NOT click on it! It is a scam and could allow the people who started it to steal your personal information. Read the article: (And, if you are not already subscribed, subscribe to Sophos so that you get to know about things like this before they do you harm!) Why do you think that it's a good/bad idea that Facebook don't allow us to change the colours of our pages? (Would you REALLY like to have your Timeline in dark blue text on black so that nobody could read it? ... You can be sure that SOME idiot would do it!)
Want to change your Facebook from blue to black? Maybe it's time to exercise a little self-restraint, because scammers are hard at work tricking users into completing their money-making scams.
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15 responses
• India
14 Nov 12
Thank you so much for sharing, I am afraid of visiting my face-book page these days, well I will subscribe to Sophos..
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@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
14 Nov 12
I am not messing with anything like that. I barely go to Facebook as it is, unless my future daughter in law posts something or I need it for a business purpose.
@GreenMoo (11842)
14 Nov 12
People spend ages fiddling with their profile photos, so I suppose they'd be the same with any other aspect of their page, given the chance. Once my photos were in place I don't think I've ever changed them since.
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@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
14 Nov 12
Hi owlwings, Thank you for the warning. This is what is great about mylot. We all look out for each other. Have a great day!
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
14 Nov 12
Thanks for the heads up , I have not seen it yet . I normally avoid applications on Facebook but its good to know this one is a scam . I can warn others also , I dont know why people always trying to hurt others .
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@hora_fugit (5435)
• India
14 Nov 12
Facebook...? Sounds familiar. Maybe I have an account. I will check... Hmmm, if it allows changing text color per post basis, I will definitely use blue on black combination for those weird posts I want to hide from some persons :D Idiot? ok :) For now facebook already consumes a lot of its users' time, so it's quite good to be unable to change color themes. But I like that here on myLot.
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
3 Mar 13
why not especially with the combination of light color cause i am color blind so that kind of format is good for my eyes :D
@gofernd (10)
16 Nov 12
wow ... tanks for information ..it's very helpful ..
• China
15 Nov 12
I have no Facebook account,so don't know what has happened there.Fortunately,I haven't run across something like you said here on mylot.It is nice of you to keep telling us one thing or another that would do harm to us.
• United States
15 Nov 12
Thanks for the heads up. I would be so mad if my Facebook page turned black.
@celticeagle (119871)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Nov 12
Thank you bringing this to our attention. Some idiot would like the tacky look I am sure. Sophos, huh? I will chick that out. Thanks.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
black as in black? as in even the color of the texts are also black? whoa! very sensible. well, come to think of it - how can a facebook user can see the page if all covered with black. even with my deepest curiosity, i would not allow myself to test that. but to be honest, never encountered such chain like that. at least now, i am aware what this all about. thanks for the link also owlwings.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
14 Nov 12
If you find a page like that, highlight the text and you can read it.. Just in case some fool thought they could hide everything they write.. - Thanks for the heads up! Always somebody or some group going around trying to scam folks! Get a life, I say..
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
14 Nov 12
Still trying, I see, (to fly, your avitire) Hang in there and remember winners never quit trying. Facebook might be ok for some but I do not use it except to stay in contact relatives that don't know how to pick up the phone.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
14 Nov 12
I haven't seen that link although I am getting pretty tired of the adverts that they keep sending me. If it were not for my friends on there I might well go elsewhere. However, the devil you know etc..... I cannot find my was around FB most of the time anyway. Changing the colour of my screen strikes me as the least of my troubles not that I shall be doing it of course.