Study: Facebook scam links net $200 million a year

08/29/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Scammers are earning $200 million a year by posting links leading to third-party websites on Facebook fan pages, according to an analysis. Researchers identified at least 20 "black marketing" sites where scammers post price lists for their services and bragged about creating customized fan pages simply to generate traffic for their scams. "Facebook doesn't ban us, simply because we generate the content on Facebook itself," one scammer said on Skype.

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