The Better Business Bureau recently took a firm stand against Social Media Credential Fraud. The BBB stated that "marketers must be careful what they promise in exchange for a "Like" on Facebook and that they are not using misleading or artificial means to inflate the number of Facebook likes."
Social Media Credential Fraud may also be referred to as Like-Gating since the concept is the same in that misleading or artificial means are utilized to boost one's social media metrics. Social Media Credential Fraud may occur when an individual manipulates his social media metrics such as the Twitter following to follower ratio for commercial gain.
I have stated over and over again that Social Media Credential Fraud is a growing problem that must be eliminated. I have come out strongly against this practice and now the Better Business Bureau has agreed with my position. It is only a matter of time before the Federal Trade Commission begins proceedings against those who are practicing Social Media Credential Fraud and/or Like-Gating.
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