Facebook Facing Fraud Charge

According to seattlepi.com the social networking site, Facebook, could soon be facing a consumer fraud charge because it cannot live up to it’s claim that children are safer on that web site than on other similar ones.

An investigation was carried out at the behest of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo whose team discovered that Facebook doesn’t seem to respond to complaints as quickly as they suggest either.

An undercover team posed as 12-14 year olds on the site and found themselves being solicited for sex.

Furthermore, Facebook did not reply to many of the complaints they then subsequently made.

Jeffrey Lerner, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s office, suggested that Facebook’s claim of being safer for children may have been accurate a few years ago when the website was first starting to become popular.

However, now that it has grown to such a huge size, the safeguards would seem to have lessened and the time to respond to concerns has greatly increased.

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Comments

  1. YES!!! 😀

    Nailed it!!!! 😎

    Now back to the spreadsheet world 😐

    jb

    • Spreadsheets? That sounds rather boring for someone with your personality 😕

      • Well, if I gave away what I really did for a living… well you know the drill… exploding computers, ESPNage, etc…

        All you need to know is that I work with boring spreadsheets all day 😉

        jb

        (actually I am in advertising and marketing.. can’t you tell?)

        • I think I might just have been able to guess that!

        • I’m employed by Her Majesty’s Britannic Government on an extremely sensitive and important mission. 😉

        • Alas, I think you are confusing me with someone else.

          My mission is far more mundane.. I have been tasked with finding a virgin female in the UK.

          Some believe they are a figment of the past but I, for one, am ever hopeful of discovering that at least one still exists in my country.

          😀

        • 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

        • yeah, go figure right!

          what about you, what kind of national crises do you avert in order to “pay the bills”?

        • Wait a second, I may have met you…

          I don’t want to unravel your identity, but were you the guy in the Tux at the ‘event’ last night?

          I believe you share the same initials as my alter-ego on this site – no?

          I was also wearing a Tux. I guess we all were. I had no idea you were on a mission, I thought you were just an ‘everyday’ billionaire like the rest of us!

          Your secret is safe with me Ja-… oops, almost slipped! :roll:

          jb

        • And I thought you were above being scammed!

          ….

  2. You never respond during the day (at least my daytime)

    I have your schedule worked out.

    I usually start seeing your ‘responses’ at 4p my time.

    I believe that is about midnight for you. I assume that you get off work around 10, eat and spend some time with your gal. 😉

    At midnight, she is out cold, you sneak out to wherever your computer is and get to the “real work” of updating everyone!

    Then you usually disapear right before I leave at 6p which is about 2a your time.

    So when I see you posting all day while I am (supposed to be) working, I can only assume that you got the day off!!!

    jb

  3. can i mail it?

  4. A friend of mine invited me to signup on facebook yesterday.I have. It is extremely flexible when it comes to profile and privacy settings. So it could be safer if an adult guided a child to make his/her profile more secure.

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