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Social Media: Fraud

Question for Home Office

UIN HL13539, tabled on 6 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with social media companies to help prevent online fraudulent activity.

Answered on

20 February 2019

The Joint Fraud Taskforce (a coalition between government, industry, law enforcement and the third sector) is leading an ambitious programme of work to prevent fraud that occurs both online and offline. This includes broadening its engagement with other sectors, including online platforms and social media companies, to collectively address the vulnerabilities that fraudsters exploit to commit their crimes.

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