Saturday, April 9, 2016

WeChat has to deal with a large number of complaints and close many accounts because of fraud

WeChat is the most popular social network platform among Chinese across the world.

With such popularity, the platform has also attracted a lot of fraud activities. Criminals and malicious users are using WeChat to spread rumors, and to commit fraud.

In 2015, Tencent, the company who operates the WeChat platform, processed 8.5 million user complaints, and had to close hundreds of thousand accounts.

The most prevalent illegal activities on WeChat and other network platforms are:

- Fraud
- Gambling
- Drug/weapon dealing
- Blackmailing
- IP infringement

Today, many fraud activities are associated with fake job offers, porn services on the Internet, pay for participating in a lottery, red envelops, etc.

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