5. Fraud and Deception

Policy Rationale

In an effort to prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform.

Do not post:

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

  • Offering, solicitation, and trade of:
    • Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information
    • Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared
    • Educational and professional certificate
    • Credentials for paid subscription services
    • Fake user reviews
    • Fake or manipulated documents, e.g. coupons, medical prescriptions
    • Fake or counterfeit currency
  • Offering or selling of personally identifiable information
  • Coordination or facilitation of betting manipulation, e.g. match-fixing
  • Recruitment of workforce for the purpose of fraudulent activities, e.g. Social Security Number (SSN) scams
  • Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as:
    • Confidence schemes, e.g. romance/military impersonation scams
    • Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes
    • Setting up false businesses or entities
    • Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money)
  • Charity scams or fake fundraising campaigns
  • Debt Relief or Credit Repair Scam