Rocio Concha, Which? Director of Policy and Advocacy, said:
“Tech giants simply aren’t doing enough to protect consumers from being scammed online. The financial and emotional toll on victims targeted with fake and fraudulent adverts can be devastating, and yet we did not hear anything in this evidence session to suggest that these platforms will make any serious changes to crack down on criminals exploiting their systems anytime soon.
“The government cannot delay taking action any longer. The draft Online Safety Bill must be amended so that major tech platforms are required to prevent fraudulent paid-for adverts from appearing on their sites.”