Rocio Concha, Which? Director of Policy and Advocacy, said:
“Online advertising scams have a devastating impact on victims, yet they are happening on an industrial scale on online platforms such as Google and Facebook – which are failing to adequately protect users from criminals exploiting their systems.
“The case for including fraud enabled via online advertising in the Online Safety Bill is overwhelming, with industry, regulators, consumer groups and MPs all agreeing that urgent action is needed to tackle online scams and that platforms must do more to banish fraudsters. The government must not miss the opportunity to act now.”
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