Phony protest Facebook groups have nefarious intentions – to infect your PC with nasty viruses and spyware. Here’s a message from Facebook warning about these groups.
The rumor about charging $4.9…9 or £3.99 or £14.99 a month is totally made up. However, confusion is not what the scammers seek: members of the group are directed to external websites that are capable of installing malware. Some of the sources can even download 25 different infections automatically upon visit.
If you did join one of these groups then you should eliminate it from your Facebook account and run a full anti-virus scan ASAP.
If you do not have an anti-virus program then click on the following link for instructions on how to get the free version of the AVG anti-virus software.