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Fraud and deception

Spam, Fake Content, Deceptive Practices & Scams

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

In an effort to prevent fraudulent activity that can harm people or businesses, we remove content that purposefully deceives, wilfully misrepresents, or otherwise defrauds or exploits others for money or property. This includes content that seeks to coordinate or promote these activities using our services.
We allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities unless this includes content that contains sensitive information, such as personally identifiable information.
Do not post:
Content that provides instructions on, engages in, promotes, coordinates, encourages, facilitates, admits to, recruits for or admits to the offering or solicitation of any of the following activities:

Deceiving others to generate a financial or personal benefit to the detriment of a third party or entity through:
Investment or financial scams:
Loan scams
Advance fee scams.
Gambling scams
Ponzi or pyramid schemes.
Money or cash flips or money muling.
Investment scams with promise of high rates of return.
Inauthentic identity scams:
Charity scams.
Romance or impersonation scams
Establishment of false businesses or entities.
Product or rewards scams:
Grant and benefits scams.
Tangible, spiritual or illuminati scams.
Insurance scams, including ghost broking
Fake jobs, work from home or get-rich-quick scams.
Debt relief or credit repair scams.
Engaging and co-ordinating with others to fraudulently generate a financial or personal benefit at a loss for a third party, such as people, businesses or organisations through:
Fake documents or financial instruments by:
Creating, selling or buying of:
Fake or forged documents.
Fake or counterfeit currency or vouchers.
Fake or forged educational and professional certificates.
Money laundering
Stolen information, goods or services by:
Credit card fraud and goods or property purchases with stolen financial information
Trading, selling or buying of:
personally identifiable information.
Fake and misleading user reviews or ratings.
Credentials for subscription services.
Sharing, selling, trading or buying of:
Future exam papers or answer sheets.
Betting manipulation (for example match fixing).
Manipulation of measuring devices such as electricity or water meters in order to bypass their authorised or legal use.
For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:
Do not post:

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates or admits to the following activities:

In certain cases, we will allow content that may otherwise violate the Community Standards when it is determined that the content is satirical. Content will only be allowed if the violating elements of the content are being satirised or attributed to something or someone else in order to mock or criticise them.

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