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Facebook scam-busting service goes live

Facebook scam-busting service goes live

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Scammers are being targeted by a new tool for UK Facebook users that allows the reporting of fake adverts.The feature came about after Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, sued over his name and photo being used on fake Facebook adverts.In return for dropping the legal action, Facebook agreed to donate £3m to set up an anti-scam programme.That money has been handed over to Citizens Advice to build a new service to help victims of online fraudsters.The charity has set up a telephone helpline for any type of online scam - not just ones involving fake ads. Face-to-face consultations will even be offered to serious cases - where someone falls into debt or mortgage arrears, for example.Citizens Advice says it expect

India aborts moon mission launch citing technical glitch

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India has temporarily deferred its dream of a soft landing on the lunar south pole, aborting the launch of its second moon mission on Monday less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a "technical snag" was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story launch-vehicle system, said Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad. The countdown abruptly stopped at T-56 minutes, 24 seconds, and Guruprasad said that the agency would announce a revised launch date soon. Chandrayaan, the word for "moon craft" in Sanskrit, is designed for a soft landing on the far side of the moon and to send a rover to explore water deposits confirmed by a previous Indian space mission. With nuclear-armed India poised to become the world's fifth-largest economy, the ardently...