Jul 16, 2019

Facebook scam-busting service goes live

Scammers are being targeted by a new tool for UK Facebook users that allows the reporting of fake adverts. The feature came about after Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, sued over his name and photo being used on fake Facebook adverts. On top of the usual ones, there will now be the option to "Send a detailed scam report" after choosing to "Report ad" and selecting "Misleading or scam ad" as the reason. "Millions of people know a scam when they see it, and millions of others don't. So now, I'd ask all who recognise them to use the new Facebook reporting tool, to help protect those who don't," he said. Contact the Citizens Advice Scams Action service on 0300 330 3003 or through the live online chat facility on its website.

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