Facebook shut down and sued a company in the US and one in Vietnam for fraud through its platform.
In an announcement on his website Facebook announced today that in an effort to combat the abuse of their platform, they today filed two separate lawsuits against fraudsters who violated the Terms and Advertising Policies.
In the first case, the defendants are a California marketing company that ran an advertisement - bait and in the second case, the defendants are a group of people in Vietnam who stole users' codes and made them see unauthorized advertisements.
The trick that these companies made money is interesting, so read below so that you do not suffer from it. Specifically:
The first lawsuit is against N&J USA Incorporated, Mohit Melwani and Vishaal Melwani, who placed misleading Facebook ads promoting the sale of merchandise such as clothing, watches and toys. When someone clicks on one of these ads, they are redirected to third-party e-commerce sites to complete their purchase. After paying for an item, users either never received anything or received products that were different or of lower quality than those advertised.
In an attempt to hide the Facebook bait system, the defendants blocked and hid user complaints and negative reviews on their Facebook pages.
The second lawsuit is against four people living in Vietnam, Thêm Hữu Nguyễn, Lê Khang, Nguyễn Quốc Bảo and Pham Hữu Dung, who used a technique known as "session theft" or "cookie theft". theft) to breach the accounts of employees of advertising and commercial agencies and then run unauthorized advertisements.
The defendants deceived the victims by installing a mobile application from the Google Play Store that was misleadingly called "Ad Manager for Facebook". This app, which has since been removed from the Play store, was created by the accused and prompted users to share Facebook login credentials and other information, which was then used to access their Facebook accounts and display ads. .
In some cases, these ads also promoted online scams. The group raised more than $ 36 million in unauthorized ads.