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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

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...

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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.

Facebook still flooded with fake review groups, warns Which?

Our latest fake reviews investigations reveals the shocking scale of the issue, including the Facebook groups generating thousands of posts in just one month.

Facebook launches new tool to combat scams on social media

Facebook has launched a new scam-reporting tool, as the social media giant teams up with Martin Lewis and Citizens Advice to combat the fake ads epidemic. The move comes after...

Exposed: the tricks sellers use to post fake reviews on Amazon

After analysing thousands of reviews across hundreds of products, evidence emerged of exactly how Amazon sellers have found intricate ways to ‘game’ the system.

What’s new in Which? magazine: July 2019

Which? magazine is the UK’s bestselling monthly, trusted by more than 600,000 subscribers. Packed with reviews, advice, investigations and news, our aim is to make individuals as powerful as the...

How our fake ‘scam’ ad breezed through Facebook’s approvals process

If you’re a Facebook user, it’s more than likely that you’ll have scrolled past or even unknowingly interacted with a scam ad in your news feed. These fraudulent adverts –...

Facebook and eBay urged to act on fake reviews

'Troubling evidence' of a thriving marketplace for fake online reviews was found between between November 2018 and June 2019, including a number of Facebook groups where people offered to write fake reviews, and eBay listings offering fake reviews for sale.

Facebook blocks users from checking how multiple adverts target them

The world’s biggest social media site is restricting users from finding out why multiple sponsored posts are appearing in their news feed, Which? has found. Facebook users are able to...

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