Facebook and Google are failing to take action against fake adverts

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Two in five victims of online scam adverts do not report the scam to hosting platforms

Facebook and Google are failing to remove online scam adverts despite being reported by fraud victims, according to a new study by Which? The group conducted a survey among 2,000 UK adults, in w...

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