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New Facebook Report-Scam-Ads Tool & New Citizens Advice Scams Action Project.

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MSE_Martin
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I sued Facebook for defamation in a campaigning lawsuit after it published 100s scam 'get rich quick' ads with my name & face in. I settled in return for 2 things, both LAUNCH TODAY

a) New Facebook Report-Scam-Ads Tool. This is unique to UK. Click the three buttons on the ad, then click 'report'. The new dedicated anti-scam ads team will look at them & take 'em down. I call it social policing. Together, those of us who can spot a scam, can help those who can't.

b) New Citizens Advice Scams Action Project. Paid for by £3m from Facebook. It gives 1on1 help for victims of scams and people who think they may be being scammed.

It's not a complete fix, but it's a great first step. Full details & contact info here: Martin Lewis, Citizens Advice and Facebook launch major initiatives to fight scam ads
Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • Blackbeard_of_Perranporth
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    Keep up the good work Big Chief MSE!
  • D_M_E
    D_M_E Posts: 3,008 Forumite
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    This only applies to Facebook, so what about other sites showing ads using the Martin Lewis name and reputation?

    Such as the one currently being shown on xe.com?
  • VfM4meplse
    VfM4meplse Posts: 34,269 Forumite
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    £3 million?

    Facebook has got off lightly here. Maybe Nick Clegg is earning his keep :whistle:
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • Blulu
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    Nice one Martin :beer:

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  • Roxer
    Roxer Posts: 1 Newbie
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    I've just received an email from"Rose Hill" [EMAIL="yxdarpc@jimincma.art"]yxdarpc@jimincma.art[/EMAIL] spoofing a Daily Mirror page and with an article by Rose Hill in which Martin Lewis endorses Bitcoin. It links to a spoof Mirror web site, again featuring Martin's strong recommendation to invest in Bitcoin. I'm not fooled, but you can see many will believe it and follow the advice.
  • Slinky
    Slinky Posts: 10,108 Forumite
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  • Cryoman
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    Nice one Martin! Can anyone tell me if the Bitcoin dealer 'Brokerz' is a genuine set-up or a scam? Likewise Buysmartbits?
    Only I've put over $250 but they are asking for a lot of personal details which I'm not comfortable to give. So any advise will be much appreciated!
  • Slinky
    Slinky Posts: 10,108 Forumite
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    Slinky wrote: »


    Is anybody from MSE bothering to read this thread? This page is still live a week later from my posting.
    Make £2024 in 2024
    Prolific to 29/2/24 £184.97, Chase Interest £11.88, Chase roundup interest £0.18, Chase CB £16.96, Roadkill £1.10, Octopus referral reward £50, Octopoints £6.30 to 31/1/24, Topcashback £4.64, Shopmium £3
    Total £279.03/£2024  13.8%

    Make £2023 in 2023
    Water sewerage refund: £170.62,Topcashback: £243.47, Prolific: to 31/12/23 £975, Haggling: £45, Wombling(Roadkill): £6.04,  Chase CB £149.34, Chase roundup interest £1.35, WeBuyBooks:£8.37, Misc sales: £406.59, Delay repay £22, Amazon refund £3.41, EDF Smart Meter incentive £100, Santander Edge Cashback-Fees: £25.14, Octopus Reward £50, Bank transfer incentives £400
    Total: £2606.33/£2023  128.8%

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