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Facebook Community Standards

Retrieved March 2021, reference:

5. Fraud and deception

Policy rationale
In an effort to prevent fraudulent activity that can harm people or businesses, we remove content that purposefully deceives, wilfully misrepresents, or otherwise defrauds or exploits others for money or property. This includes content that seeks to coordinate or promote these activities using our services.
We allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities.
Do not post:

Content that provides instructions on, engages in, promotes, coordinates, encourages, facilitates, admits to, recruits for, admits to the offering, or solicitation of any of the following activities:

  • Deceiving others to generate a financial or personal benefit to the detriment of a third party or entity through:
Investment or financial scams:
  • Loan scams
  • Advance fee scams
  • Ponzi or pyramid schemes
  • Money or cash flips or money muling
  • Investment scams with promise of high rates of return

Inauthentic identity scams:

  • Charity scams
  • Romance or impersonation scams
  • Establishment of false businesses or entities

Product or rewards scams:

  • Grant and benefits scams
  • Tangible, spiritual or illuminati scams
  • Insurance scams, including ghost broking
  • Fake jobs, work from home or get-rich-quick scams
  • Debt relief or credit repair scams

Engaging with others to generate a financial or personal benefit at a loss for a third party, such as people, businesses or organisations through:

  • Fake documents or financial instruments by:

Creating, selling or buying of:

  • Fake or forged documents
  • Fake or counterfeit currency or vouchers
  • Fake or forged educational and professional certificates

Stolen information, goods or services by:

  • Credit card fraud and goods or property purchases with stolen financial information
Trading, selling or buying of:
  • Personally identifiable information
  • Fake and misleading user reviews or ratings
  • Future exam papers or answer sheets
  • Credentials for subscription services
  • Betting manipulation, e.g. match fixing

Report Abuse To Facebook

If you believe that you have been a victim of abuse in relation to any of the community standards (with respect to fraudulent activity), you may want to report abuse using the Facebook Help Page, using the button below.

Report to Facebook

To report a fake account or an impersonation account, please use the button below.

Report Fake Accounts