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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.

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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. 

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Stephanie Robusto

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