You may have seen them already.  They are popping up on accounts all over the place.  More and more people have them.  I’m talking about the new “Timeline” design for Facebook.  You can opt in for the new format right now, or wait to be forced into it later.  For a lot of people, They opted in early to receive it, only to find out that they don’t like it.  But there is no way to go back to the old one.  This is where the scams come in.

Scammers heard the complaints and have taken action.  Pages and apps are popping up everywhere claiming to have a solution to get back the old design.  You just have to follow a few steps.  If the steps are followed, or apps installed, you will not get the old design back, rather, you will probably have your account hacked and/or your computer taken over.

There is something every Facebook user should know.  As of right now, once you have the new design, there is absolutely no way to go back.  No matter what anyone says.  Eventually, everyone will be forced into the new design and Facebook has said that there is no way to go back to the old.  So if anyone says otherwise, they are lying.  Whether you have already switched, or if you are going to be switched later by force, do not click on a page or install an app that claims they can restore the old design.  Please let everyone in your list know that these apps and pages are scams.

 Digg  Facebook  StumbleUpon  Technorati