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Scammers peddling bogus tax breaks find traction on Facebook
Served to re-direct users to websites that harvested personal information
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In this screenshot made from a Facebook page, a search result for "solar energy governor" in Facebook's Ad Archive shows ads that were falsely promising social media users that they could "get paid to go solar." Hundreds of ads running on Facebook for more than a year promised that governors across the country had signed off on big tax breaks for U.S. homeowners who wanted to install new solar energy panels. But the tax incentives didn't exist. (Facebook via AP)
Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
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