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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