A MONEY MAKING MESS

These Facebook Ads are a waste of time and money. There’s an option for letting Facebook decide where best to place the Ad – which audience. They sent my last Ad post to countries that don’t speak English. That’s the only language I write in. What a rip off.

Just today they contacted me saying I hadn’t placed an Ad for a while and offered me a 10$ credit if I’d boost a post. I took it, then checked back later and the Ad post (a 5 ingredient fat-free salad dressing) was set up for 40$.

This is fraud. I didn’t sign up for 40$. I just accepted their 10$ credit. I can buy an Ad for 10$. The Ad post was going to run for only one day. If I hadn’t checked back, they would have taken 40$ out of my bank account without me knowing it.

So I had to cancel the Ad. Even that is not an easy thing to do. They set the system up in such a complicated way that it allows them to steal money with impunity. When you’re taking money out of people’s bank accounts, you need to be accessible. Everything is automated, so there’s no one to ask for clarification on anything.

The support system – made up of other Advertisers who can’t figure it out either – is useless. I don’t have a full day to research hundreds of other people’s issues to see if mine falls into the same category as theirs.

The writers who give the Ad instructions purposely leave steps out or hide options in places no one would know to look. I still don’t even know how to get to the Ads Manager from my Facebook page.

The point should be to assist the advertiser, not to derail them.

They could make it simple, but they prefer to keep the advertiser in a state of confusion.

It’s a money making mess. They mess you up while they take your money.

It’s time to overhaul the advertisement instructions. Stop trying to trick people. It isn’t cool.






 

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FACEBOOKS STATS AND PROFILE

HWH COMMENT:

With more than one billion active users on Facebook worldwide, there is no active head of security or head of an advertising program and no mention of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) that conducts social experiments on Facebook.

Under each category of leadership there was no mention of advertisement nor security. Given that’s how Facebook makes its money, one might think those departments would be reflected in their prospectus. But neither are.

Would you want Mark Zuckerberg to be in charge of the security and privacy of over one billion people around the world, with no government oversight?


“More than one billion people are active on Facebook. More than 100 million people use Instagram every month. Facebook announces new data center in Altoona, Iowa. More than 100 million people use Facebook For Every Phone each month.”

Leadership

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer

David Wehner, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer

Headquarters

1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025

Employees

25,105 employees as of December 31, 2017

Statistics

1.4 billion daily active users on average for December 2017

2.13 billion monthly active users as of December 31, 2017

US offices

Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Miami, New York, Seattle, Washington D.C.

International offices

Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Bengaluru, Berlin, Bogota, Brasilia, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Dublin, Gurgaon, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Karlsruhe, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Mumbai, New Delhi, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw

Data Centers

Prineville, Forest City, Luleå, Altoona, Fort Worth, Clonee, Los Lunas, Odense, Papillion, New Albany, Henrico, Newton

Board of Directors

Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook

Marc Andreessen Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Susan Desmond-Hellmann CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Reed Hastings Chairman and CEO, Netflix

Erskine Bowles President Emeritus, the University of North Carolina

Peter Thiel Partner, Founders Fund

Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook

Jan Koum Founder and CEO, WhatsApp

Kenneth I. Chenault Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst

See for yourself: https://newsroom.fb.com/company-info/