back to article Facebook unveils P2P moola-to-mates payment feature

Facebook chumps can now send money to other Facebook chumps via the free content ad network's Messenger app. The company confirmed on Monday that the new peer-to-peer feature would be deployed initially in the US over the next few months. Facebook's money-transfer service offers to retain a user's Visa or MasterCard debit …

  1. Nigel Brown

    If any of my friends need money..

    ..they can bloody well come and ask me to my face!

  2. DropBear Silver badge

    C'mon, what can possibly go wrong...?!? (I'll go get the popcorn...)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    What can go wrong?

    Dave just sent Steve a payment from card 0123 4567 8900 Expiry 16/19 CCV 123

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  4. The Crow From Below

    Frapeing just got a whole lot more expensive.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh

    I'd have to install their mobile app and give them my CC#... hell no.

    Besides, most of my FB friends live within throwing distance :)

  6. Mystic Megabyte Silver badge
    Stop

    Avoid

    Now scammers will be moving to FB en masse. How many users will get the "I've been mugged in <random destination>, send me money" request.

  7. Amorous Cowherder
    Facepalm

    One huge gap in the plan...

    OK, I can accept that Facebook will probably keep the CC details secure but there's one gaping, huge monsterous gap in the plan...the fleshy thing with the account details! Given that 1/6th of the planet has an account on the ad network how many users have absolutely ridiculous passwords that anyone can guess the credentials for?

    Auntie Gladys is not very tech savvy, she needed her nephew to set up the PC and the account and her nephew did his best to secure the passwords but when password change time came Gladys changed the password to something easy to remember. Now Gladys thinks it would be a great idea to send that £25 birthday pressie to her niece through Zuck's system. 2 days later Gladys CC is has been maxed out or her bank account has been cleaned!

  8. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge
    Devil

    Oh Hell No!

    No No No No No

    FB payments: See Icon ---->

  9. Michael Habel Silver badge

    I trusted that little shit with my Box of F*cks... And, no I have no more F*cks to give....

  10. Mark 85 Silver badge
    Pirate

    Coming from the Zuck...meh...

    These payment systems are kept in a secured environment that is separate from other parts of the Facebook network and that receive additional monitoring and control. A team of anti-fraud specialists monitor for suspicious purchase activity to help keep accounts safe.

    Yes... I believe him. After all the data selling, scams going on in FB, and his personal belief in the users... Yeah.....

    Since there's no BS icon... a pirate flag will have to do.

    1. pdlane
      Alien

      Re: Yes... I believe him.

      and I still believe in the Tooth Fairy

  11. Vector
    Joke

    Holy f*ck! Do you trust Zuck with your bucks?

    Might as well.

    You given him virtually everything else...

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