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Facebook allegedly duped Underage ‘Whales' in Casino-like Con, Court Docs Show

Tags: casino scam, Facebook, minors, underage
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 by "T".
The social media site appeared to have encouraged developers of games such as Ninja Saga, Angry Birds and PetVille to allow "friendly fraud" so they could rake in more revenues. According to newly unsealed court documents, Facebook intentionally permitted children to spend money on its site without the knowledge of their parents. In some cases, even the children themselves weren't aware they we[...]   Read more » Facebook allegedly duped Underage ‘Whales' in Casino-like Con, Court Docs Show

  28-Feb-19, 09:25   #1
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
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This story does leave a particularly nasty taste in the mouth and they should be ashamed of themselves if found guilty. I can only imagine the hardship that this has bestowed on some families and i hope that people can get some of their money back at least

     
  28-Feb-19, 09:29   #2
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rogan11000 

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Why will they refund the money, they count on that to happen.
Look the game Fortnite , game are free to play and kids spending AVERAGE on it $84.67.
Nothing you buy in game has no effect on playing. only look of skins
How weird is that
Free game?

     
  28-Feb-19, 10:24   #3
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Mober 
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After all these years, now they got into this problem/
It was a common knowledge. How many people with facebook accounts, having
children lost money, when their kids kept buying and buying from their devices.
I know quite a few, friends and relatives.
Like they cared in the first place. More money was going in their pockets.

     
  28-Feb-19, 11:23   #4
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dule-vu 

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yeah,now they "found" this problem,even all know that this is paying and that every person can use it!if you want better skills or whatever and dont want to play so many hours,you pay and you will make faster upgrade in everything!when they took so much money,now they want to cancel them this!

     
  28-Feb-19, 20:20   #5
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pajalnick 

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It is of course very bad that there is an opportunity to pay I only know the card number and the numbers on the reverse side ... there must be at least a confirmation by SMS so that the payment is made ... then there is a chance that the children will not be able to use their parents card ... but this not exactly

     
  28-Feb-19, 22:28   #6
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Mober:
After all these years, now they got into this problem/
It was a common knowledge. How many people with facebook accounts, having
children lost money, when their kids kept buying and buying from their devices.

One would ask why all these people gave their credit card info to the company in the first place?

     
  1-Mar-19, 08:51   #7
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CALICUL 
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This thing is not normal. If facebook encourages this, committing enormous illegality , especially as they left minors to play there and because of the laws. They accept the minors to deposit money but to withdraw not. My opinion is clear. This social networking site must be fined by the laws, the owners of the games same and the children receive back money deposited.

     
  3-Mar-19, 17:22   #8
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Gerimantas 
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This of course very bad thing Facebook do, and if this is with documents and Facebook agree that they do this practice then i think it is big money to be returned and many penalty court say to pay for this company

     
  3-Mar-19, 19:01   #9
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dizzydeb717 
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Everyone should dump Facebook. It sucks up your time, bends your mind, and intentionally steals and sells your pics and information. This article will be old news in no time, like the many others about Facebook and their illegal practices. Why they are allowed to continue, is beyond me.

     
  4-Mar-19, 10:52   #10
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Mober 
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Because they are making billions in revenue, and because it works as free information
for many agencies. Simple as that.
Do you think it is hard for secret services all over the world, to get info on all those
data, posted under their own will on the web?
How the saying goes...? Like taking candy from a baby? Smile

     
  4-Mar-19, 12:01   #11
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shokaku 

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Facebook uses shady business practices? What a surprise. For people of my age it is already difficult to understand, why anyone would share their data with a company so freely. But linking one owns credit card with the acoount of their children is just asking for it.

     
  4-Mar-19, 22:19   #12
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bowie1984 

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Posted by shokaku:
Facebook uses shady business practices? What a surprise. For people of my age it is already difficult to understand, why anyone would share their data with a company so freely. But linking one owns credit card with the acoount of their children is just asking for it.

Same people have Alexa or Google Home right on their nightstands and don't know what is wrong with willfully bugging your home.

     
  5-Mar-19, 08:31   #13
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shokaku 

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Yep. And Amazon and Google aren't companies one could trust with ones data, too. But quite obviously, convenience beats everything. 1984 is used like a hand book and not like a warning. Aww crap!

     
  5-Mar-19, 11:43   #14
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Mober 
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Google has become quite scary lately...
You start typing a couple of letters, and the result you are looking for,
appears in a flash. Like they are reading your mind. Smile
With all those cookies, history, algorithms and whatever else they use,
they keep getting more and more on target.

     
  5-Mar-19, 12:26   #15
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shokaku 

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Cookies in the browser can be deleted, other search engines than the one from google can be used. In the end even here the user is giving away far to many infos for free, making it very easy for companies to nail him/her down. And one can expect that this will only get worse.

     
  5-Mar-19, 18:51   #16
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Tony_MON7ANA 

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Modern life is a mix of voyeurism and exhibitionism. Some people like to perpetually broadcast their internal and external selves. I have multiple social media accounts but don't use them on a regular basis. I consider myself as a private person.

     
  5-Mar-19, 23:07   #17
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bowie1984 

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I am pretty sure my smartphone is listening on everything all the time because it is almost too much frequent that I have direct advertisment to my interests or random things I never browsed for only mentioned in conversations. Weird. Hello NSA, good to know you!

     
  6-Mar-19, 09:47   #18
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CALICUL 
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Unfortunately facebook in the last months blocked or disabled accounts that are bothering politically or for other religious reasons. Instead, they favor juveniles to play real money games or accept all sorts of dubious groups and many users with false accounts. It is very sad what is happening. Sad

     
  10-Mar-19, 15:02   #19
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Nightkid 
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It is not uncommon to see that they always do something to get money also to minors as often happens with the issue of selling drinks to minors, let them go to the bars and many more things that are not relevant but there were always: s so this kind of thing does not really surprise me the truth Angry Angry Angry

     
  10-Mar-19, 18:00   #20
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dule-vu 

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Posted by bowie1984:
I am pretty sure my smartphone is listening on everything all the time because it is almost too much frequent that I have direct advertisment to my interests or random things I never browsed for only mentioned in conversations. Weird. Hello NSA, good to know you!


lot of people talk about this problem and that they get advertisment on facebook or some other page and that they even didnt search for that thing on google!just beacuse they talked about it!few days ago I talked with brother about that problem and his adverstiment on facebook!

     
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