Jun 27, 2020

How Facebook scammers target people at risk of suicide

A BBC investigation has uncovered dozens of Facebook pages claiming to sell a deadly poison to people who are contemplating suicide. When I shared the evidence with the experts, their assessment was unanimous: the people running these Facebook pages are almost certainly scammers. People feeling suicidal might search for the chemical and find these pages. Facebook's decision to remove all the pages identified by the BBC hasn't deterred the scammers. If Facebook "Could take out from being used within pages, then you may have a way of eradicating this problem," Mr Moore says.

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