FaceBook and fake coin offers

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  1. Mountain Man

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    Facebook again.:jawdrop: Didn't we grumble about this last week ?:confused:
    They shouldn't even be involved in the business .
     
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  4. Mountain Man

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    They aren't but they allow the fakes to be advertised on their sites.
     
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    I opened the article and almost immediately got a pop up ad from greysheet.
     
  6. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Those who don't do links... Here is the unedited joint letter sent. Does not include the rest of the article.

     
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  7. Jeffjay

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    Unfortunately this is one of the lesser of Facebook's sins. They have allowed far worse.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’ve heard of them but never used them and no plans to do so. CT is the only online thing I do.
     
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  9. Kentucky

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    A wise man...oops, gotta check my Facebook...
     
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I just see the word "Facebook" and have a "yecch" reaction. Not quite as bad as the reaction I get when I see "Craigslist", but yecch all the same. :yack:

    I do have an account, which I check every three to six months to see what far-flung family or long-ago friends have been up to- it's good for that- but as far as wanting to buy or sell there, or spend much time there otherwise, fuhgeddaboutit.
     
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    I use Facebook to see all the kids and grandkids. With most of them so far away it is helpful.
     
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  12. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    That was the intention of it when it started. Too bad it turned into an Avenue for people to sell fear, hatred and counterfeit coins.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just use a mirror. Lol
     
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  14. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    I’m so cool, I use my Facebook to talk badly about Facebook :cool:
     
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  15. Jeffjay

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    On average, Facebook earned $32 from each of its users worldwide in 2020, earning $84bn in total advertising revenue and an additional $2bn from its non-advertising business.
    There are millions of facebook pages up for people who are dead. Seems like fraud to me if they are earning $32 yearly from the deceased. I know several people who are gone yet their facebook pages live on.
     
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  16. Kentucky

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    Oooooooooooooooooooo
     
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  17. Kentucky

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    How about TikTok
     
  18. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    I have an account
    Made it just to try to be relatable with my generation (not going too well)

    I did have a video that got half of a million views! That's about it, though.
     
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