It happens daily—you see ad on Facebook for some sort of super cute, inexpensive article of clothing or accessory. If you're lucky, you'll click on the link and realize it's all a big scam before giving out your credit card information. If you're not so lucky, you'll actually place an order, and either three months later receive poorly made items that look nothing like their pictures, or never receive anything at all. And of course, there's no contact information for the company, because it's all a scam.
Well, Facebook is finally taking steps to get rid of the scammy advertisers. According to Facebook's blog post, the social media platform is now letting users leave feedback for businesses after they've purchased a product.
Facebook says it will reduce the number of ads a business can run if they receive high volumes of negative feedback, and it'll completely ban advertisers if their feedback ratings don't improve.
To leave feedback, go to the Ads Activity tab, select the ad you clicked on to make the purchase, and complete the questionnaire. And remember, if an ad seems to good to be true, it probably is.