I started giving a little attention to the Facebook Ads that appear on the right hand side of their website. Something odd caught my attention. Designers Sunglasses UK by The Shabby Sheep? UK Designers Sunglasses by Monogram International, Inc? I clicked on the Facebook page links and they opened up fan pages that had nothing to do with Sunglasses! What! Wait a minute… I clicked on the ad title. Both the links took me to websites that looked exactly the same but with different business names.
The Shabby Sheep’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Shabby-Sheep/146223385417120
The target website: http://www.sunglassestradeoutlet.com/featured_products.html
Monogram International, Inc’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/MonogramInternational
The target website: http://www.sunglassesfit.com/featured_products.html
I performed a Google search and read about various blogs that criticise Facebook for not quality controlling display ads that appear on their website. Facebook’s ad platform is not a newbie! Surely, by now they should have developed algorithms to root out scamsters? Maybe it is a temporary glitch in their advertising network? Has anyone else noticed such false ads on Facebook?