Facebook launches celeb scam report tool

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AUSTRALIANS are now able to report any fake ads they see on Facebook after scammers used unauthorised images of celebrities like Karl Stefanovic, Nicole Kidman and Eddie McGuire.

The fake Australian celebrity endorsements were used to promote free product trials that were nearly impossible to cancel, or investment schemes, so Facebook has decided to act on it.

“We want to raise awareness and have people’s feedback on any ad that might have escaped our reinforced automated tools to prevent this”, Facebook’s Director of Product Management Rob Leathern told AAP on Thursday.