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

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

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.

Facebook still flooded with fake review groups, warns Which?

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 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

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

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...

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