Facebook encourages users to report scammers with new system
11 August 2012
The social network giant is encouraging its 900 million-plus members to help it make the site more secure by creating a new reporting system.
If any member suspects they have been a target of an scam or phishing attack, Facebook would like them to email email@example.com with the details.
Phishing is used to describe users being conned into giving over their personal details through fake links.
Facebook currently has a automated systems and set-up of algorithms to detect rogue websites and scammers trying to steal user’s details and until now, there hasn’t been a direct email address that users can send reports to about their negative experiences on the site.
The social network hopes the additional reporting function will help warn others who have yet to be hit by a latest scam and help prevent further attacks.
Earlier this year Facebook introduced new security measures via its antivirus marketplace from five of the world’s biggest online security firms: McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, Microsoft and Symantec.
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