27 Apr Facebook Bids Good bye to Fake accounts. No more FB advertising of SSN, and Credit Card Data
Earlier this week, Facebook authorities were notified about the scam accounts by Motherboard. These were the accounts that used to publish Security Numbers, credit card numbers, and contact information for stolen identities. Many of the accounts were also in question for having access to a large database of private information of the other users. When Facebook was notified about the scam, the team took an instant decision of removing all such accounts permanently.
A Facebook spokesperson said, “Posts containing [this] information…are not allowed on Facebook, and we remove this material when we become aware of it.” Yet Motherboard pointed out that many of the posts had been on Facebook for years.
Also, around two weeks ago, KrebsOnSecurity alerted Facebook about more than 120 private discussion groups that promoted criminal activities online. These groups had more than 3,00,000 members. The discussions included topics like credit card details, tax frauds, wire scams etc. These groups were deleted by Facebook within hours of the notification.
Facebook is currently facing backlash after a data leak compromised 87 million accounts in early April. And is facing financial damages too.