Facebook users getting hit with fraudulent charges

August 12, 2019 07:35 AM

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (WHEC) —  Undetected and unauthorized charges through Facebook can cost you.

The social media giant has a money transfer option you can set up through Facebook messenger. It allows you to link your debit card or PayPal account to easily transfer funds from friend to friend.


However, some users report fraudulent charges, especially those who don’t log on often.

For Shari Fox, logging onto Facebook is a rare occurrence. She told NBC New York that she only uses it to once and a while. When she logged on after a few weeks of inactivity, she discovered someone had racked up $1,000 worth of fake charges.

Facebook determined there was fraudulent activity and disabled the payment account.

The company encourages users to set up a two-factor authentication process. This will require you to confirm the login anytime you access your Facebook account from a device the company doesn’t recognize.

It also suggests you do not accept any suspicious requests, which you can always report to Facebook. 


Stephanie Robusto

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