Facebook Messenger will alert of scam attempts

Facebook’s messaging app Messenger will notify users when they receive suspicious messages to alert them to possible scam attempts or other potentially harmful actions.

 

The new security feature of Messenger will point out the messages received from suspicious contacts , and in a pop-up window it will notify of possible impersonations, if it detects, for example, that the account from which the message is sent is very similar to that of another user.

 

It will also alert you to possible scam attempts, for example, messages requesting payment, or adult content, especially when users are minors, as Engadget collects.

 

The company uses a machine learning system to detect anomalies, such as a mass delivery of messages in a short period of time, or many requests to underage users. In addition, with the notification it will offer the user options such as blocking or ignoring.

 

As they explain on TechCrunch, this feature started to be tested on Android in March, and will arrive on iOS next week.

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