Fraud and Deception

Policy Rationale:

In an effort to prevent fraudulent activity on the platform which can harm people or businesses, we remove content and action on behaviors which intend to defraud users or third parties. Therefore, we remove content that purposefully intends to deceive, willfully misrepresent or otherwise exploit others for money or property. This includes content that seeks to coordinate or promote these activities using our platform. 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, 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:

o 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.

o Inauthentic identity scams:

Charity scams.

Romance or impersonation scams

Establishment of false businesses or entities.

o 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 coordinating with others to fraudulently generate a financial or personal benefit at a loss for a third party, such as people, businesses, or organizations through:

o 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

o        Stolen information, goods, or services by:

Credit card fraud and goods or property purchases with stolen financial information

o Trading, selling, or buying of:

Personal Identifiable Information.

Fake and misleading user reviews or ratings.

Credentials for subscription services.


o 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 authorized 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:

• Bribery.

• Embezzlement.

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 satirized or attributed to something or someone else in order to mock or criticize them.