A mostly harmless, but annoying Facebook hoax that makes the rounds every now and then is showing up again.

The fraudulent posts vary a bit, but they typically read something like this:

As of January 29th at 7:29am Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.

Facebook’s terms of service is a list of rules and limitations that you agreed to when you first opened your Facebook account, and continue to agree to every time you log back in to it and use it.

You cannot change those terms simply by posting a change you’d like to see on your Timeline.

If you see one of these posts pop up in your Newsfeed, just delete it and scroll on.