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Petitioning Facebook Facebook needs to take 419 scammers seriously and 1 other

Update reporting options for "Fake profile - other" to include more options

419 scammers are ruining Facebook!!!  There are profiles that number too many to count using a variety of stolen photo's of Military Service Men and Women for the purpose of committing Romance Scams/"419 Scams", this needs to be stopped. There are many people searching for and reporting these profiles but Facebook doesn't listen, they are not getting a true picture due to the limitations of their own reporting structure. By updating their reporting structure so that either "419 scammers asking for money" is an option or allowing for additional information to be entered when "Fake Profile - other" is selected Facebook should be able to deal with these profile in the 48 hr timeline they say they will. #419facebook

Letter to
Facebook Facebook needs to take 419 scammers seriously
Press Manager NBC News Communications Monica Lee
419 scammers are ruining Facebook and other social media sites!!! Did you know that without even really searching you can easily find multiple fake profiles using pictures stolen from Military Service Men and Women for the purpose of committing Romance Scams/"419 Scams", this needs to be stopped. There are many people searching for and reporting these profiles but Facebook doesn't listen, they are not getting a true picture due to the limitations of their own reporting structure. By updating their reporting structure so that either "419 scammers asking for money" is an option or allowing for additional information to be entered when "Fake Profile - other" is selected Facebook should be able to deal with these profile in the 48 hr timeline they say they will. This is just a place to start more needs to be done to educate the public on the transition of the 419 scam from e-mail form to social media and dating sites. Education = less money for the scammers and that is the best for all of us because there are links between scammers and organized crime, drug and human trafficking and terrorism.