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Facebook and Twitter allow scammers ‘free rein’ | BBC News
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Facebook and Twitter allow scammers ‘free rein’ | BBC News

Consumer watchdog ‘Which?’ conducted a study to see how much private and stolen information could be collected off of social media sites. The company discovered 50 pages and posts on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that offered stolen information and credit card numbers. Phone numbers, addresses, bank account information, and credit cards were only some of the discovered information being shared or sold. The main issue is that most of these pages had been reported to the platforms for releasing this information and as scammers. However, the pages were still active and had not been addressed.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52471837