Facebook deletes accounts stealing cancer kids’ photos
BBC – Facebook has deleted two accounts that used stolen photographs of a sick child to falsely claim he had cancer.
It follows complaints by the three-year-old’s mother that the images had been used as part of a scam. They dated from last year when the boy had a bad case of chickenpox.
The posts claimed Facebook would donate money for surgery if users “liked” them or left comments.
One security expert warned that users who did so had put themselves at risk.
More than a million people had engaged with one of the messages since it was posted at the start of the month.
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