8 Feb 2022

‘Innocent’ families scammed on Facebook, says Australia’s richest man

They are both giants in their industries, one is the tech company Facebook and the other is the mining magnate and Australia’s richest man, Andrew Forrest.

The pair are going into a legal battle over adverts that appear on Facebook.

Mr Forrest says the ads use his image without permission and claim to promote cryptocurrency investments.

But the adverts are scams and have led to people being duped into parting with tens of thousands of pounds.

We spoke exclusively to Mr Forrest, who has launched a criminal case against Facebook alleging it is in breach of Australia’s anti-money laundering laws.