We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Scam alert: Alton Towers and Center Parcs fake Facebook giveaways

Scam alert: Alton Towers and Center Parcs fake Facebook giveaways

Which? has found social media ads for fake Facebook competitions collecting thousands of interactions from users. The fake ‘Alton Towers Breaks’ and ‘Center Parcs Resorts’ pages claim to offer the chance to win getaways worth more than £2,000. 

Facebook to suspend users promoting fake reviews

Facebook to suspend users promoting fake reviews

Facebook has promised to suspend or ban users who repeatedly set up groups and profiles that promote, encourage and facilitate bogus or misleading reviews across Facebook and Instagram, both of which it owns.

How to control your data on Facebook

How to control your data on Facebook

Find out how to use the ‘Off-Facebook activity’ settings to anonymise your data, and gain better control over how you're being tracked online.

Facebook failing to stop the trading of fake reviews

Facebook failing to stop the trading of fake reviews

Our latest investigation has revealed that there continues to be a thriving market for the trading of Amazon reviews on Facebook. What about eBay?

Fake ads; real problems: how easy is it to post scam adverts on Facebook and Google?

Fake ads; real problems: how easy is it to post scam adverts on Facebook and Google?

Facebook and Google let us promote fake health advice and a bottled water brand that didn’t exist to highly targeted audiences online.

Your life for sale: stolen bank details and fake passports advertised on social media

Your life for sale: stolen bank details and fake passports advertised on social media

A Which? Money investigation has uncovered profiles and pages across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram openly catering to would-be ID fraudsters. 

Step by step: how to make a video call on your computer or smartphone

Step by step: how to make a video call on your computer or smartphone

As government advice has us self-isolating, and limiting physical contact with friends and family, tech can play an important role in staying connected. Text messages are invaluable, but you might...

Facebook and eBay pledge to combat fake reviews

Facebook and eBay pledge to combat fake reviews

Following 'troubling evidence' of a thriving marketplace for fake reviews revealed by the CMA in 2019, Facebook and eBay have signed up to agreements to tackle the issue. What action has been taken?

Beware this ‘celebrity’ bitcoin scam

Beware this ‘celebrity’ bitcoin scam

Criminals are exploiting trusted global websites to post fake celebrity endorsements for cryptocurrency, in one of the most prolific internet scams Which? has seen. Victims of a prolific bitcoin scam...

Keto diet pill scam targets Facebook users

Keto diet pill scam targets Facebook users

Beware of this Ketopurediet.com keto diet pill scam on Facebook, designed to lure you in with a product payment which will later result in additional, random payments from you which you won't get refunded.

Back to top
Back to top