ANTI-SCAM ALERT: 140 Million Scammers On Facebook
The Number Of Facebook Fakes Are Growing
According To Recent Analysis By SCARS: There are now approximately 140,000,000 Fake Accounts On Facebook.
That is 140 Million Fake, Scam, and Undesirable Accounts / Profiles
Out of 2.01 Billion Facebook Accounts
This is based upon an analysis of Facebook’s published 2017 1st Quarter 10Q Filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
On Page 50 of their document they state that:
“In 2016, we estimate that “duplicate” accounts (an account that a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account) may have represented approximately 6% of our worldwide MAUs. We also seek to identify “false” accounts, which we divide into two categories: (1) user-misclassified accounts, where users have created personal profiles for a business, organization, or non-human entity such as a pet (such entities are permitted on Facebook using a Page rather than a personal profile under our terms of service); and (2) undesirable accounts, which represent user profiles that we determine are intended to be used for purposes that violate our terms of service, such as spamming. In 2016, for example, we estimate that such user-misclassified and undesirable accounts may have represented approximately 1% of our worldwide MAUs. However, these estimates are based on an internal review of a limited sample of accounts and we apply significant judgment in making this determination, such as identifying names that appear to be fake or other behavior that appears inauthentic to the reviewers. Our estimates may change as our methodologies evolve, including through the application of new technologies, which may allow us to identify previously undetected false or duplicate accounts and improve our ability to evaluate a broader population of our users. As such, our estimation of duplicate or false accounts may not accurately represent the actual number of such accounts.”
Based upon the above we believe the number to be 7% of their total MAUs (Monthly Active Users).
However, based upon our own samples and methodologies we believe this to be a much larger amount.
But, let’s stick with the 7% Number
That means that if you have 100 friends 7 of them are going to be fake!
Think About That!
If we assume that just 10% of the 140 million are actual Scam Accounts then that means that there are a minimum of 14,000,000 (14 million) active predators on Facebook – an entirely unacceptable number.
This does not even include scammers and predators that use their real names.
We present this information for two purposes:
- to alert the public who are Facebook account holders of the danger this represents for them, their families (especially children), and their friends.
- as an alert ot Facebook that they need the help of organizations such as the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] www.AgainstRomanceScams.org to help them control and reduce this problem.
If you are serious about your concerns on Facebook, we encourage YOU ALL to email Facebook and tell them to work with SCARS to stop scamming on Facebook – at the following email addresses:
Using the SCARS’ Plan we could reduce scamming on Facebook by 50% in 6 months!
If they get thousands of emails something will change, but it depends on you. What are you willing to do to change this situation?
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