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

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MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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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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