(Reuters) – On Tuesday, Facebook Inc. sued a California-based marketing company and its representatives as well as a Vietnamese group of individuals in separate lawsuits for alleged runs of misleading and unauthorized ads on its platform.
The first lawsuit was against N&J USA Inc., Mohit Melwani and Vishaal Melwani, Facebook said in a blog post.
The social media giant said the defendants ran misleading advertisements promoting the sale of goods including clothes, watches and toys. As soon as someone clicked on the ads, they were directed to a third party website to pay for their purchase.
But when the payment was completed, the users either never received any goods or the delivered item was not what they ordered or it was of poor quality, Facebook said.
The company also sued a group of individuals based in Vietnam who said it "misled victims into compromising their accounts" and ran over $ 36 million in unauthorized advertising. Catalog