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Facebook opens hotline for fake bitcoin ads and other fraud

2019-12-10T19:31:06.518Z

Facebook opened a hotline in the Netherlands on Tuesday where users can report ads with scams. The form can be used, among other things, to report misleading bitcoin advertisements with Dutch celebrities, Facebook announced in November.



Facebook opened a hotline in the Netherlands on Tuesday where users can report ads with scams. The form can be used, among other things, to report misleading bitcoin advertisements with Dutch celebrities, Facebook announced in November.

In addition to advertisements claiming that Dutch celebrities have allegedly become rich through investments in bitcoin, Facebook users can also report other forms of fraud and scams.

According to Facebook, reports from users are "essential" to tackle fraud. The form was previously available in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Facebook is struggling worldwide with misleading bitcoin ads.

In the Netherlands, entrepreneur John de Mol, presenter Jort Kelder and singer Waylon are among the victims of this bitcoin fraud. De Mol won a lawsuit on the issue in November, forcing Facebook to take action. Friday announced Facebook to appeal.

See also: Why misleading bitcoin ads with Dutch celebrities keep popping up

Source: nunl

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