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Essential Risk & Compliance Resources for Internet Platforms

Resources for social media platforms, e-commerce platforms & marketplaces, classified ad sites, and search engines

As online activity continues to grow and take over a larger portion of total retail sales, so does illicit activity related to online sales. From online fraud and scams alone, consumers reported more than $3.5 billion in losses to the FBI last year. Internet platforms like social media companies, e-commerce, search engines, and more, need to be able to assess threats and quickly identify violative content so you can take action before it damages your reputation, draws regulatory scrutiny, or threatens public safety.
LegitScript provides in-depth content for internet platforms, developed by our in-house experts. These resources are intended to provide you with a foundational background regarding key high-risk topics, impacting different types of internet platforms
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Social Media Platforms

The great strength of social media platforms — user-generated content — is also its greatest risk. Your social media company needs to be able to assess threats and quickly identify violative content so you can take action before it damages your reputation, draws regulatory scrutiny, or threatens public safety.

To help make that process a little easier, we put together a resource page covering the most important risk and compliance topics for social media platforms. Areas covered include:

  • Hate/harm content
  • IP infringement
  • COVID-19 fraud
  • Dietary supplements
  • Romance scams

Want to learn more? Click the button to visit the page.

E-Commerce Platforms

As e-commerce website builder platforms grow, it’s more important for these companies to be aware of illicit activity taking place in stores on their platform. From online fraud and scams to problematic products and services, your company needs to be able to assess threats and quickly identify violative content so you can take action before it damages your reputation, draws regulatory scrutiny, or threatens public safety.

We put together a resource page that covers some of the major risk and compliance issues popping up across e-commerce platforms, including:

  • IP infringement
  • Problematic activity around dietary supplements
  • COVID-19 fraud
  • Drop-shipping fraud
  • And more!

Want to learn more? Click the button to visit the page.

E-Commerce Marketplaces

As e-commerce sales continue to grow and take over a larger portion of total retail sales, so does illicit activity related to online sales. From online fraud and scams alone, consumers reported more than $3.5 billion in losses to the FBI last year. Your e-commerce company needs to be able to assess threats and quickly identify violative content so you can take action before it damages your reputation, draws regulatory scrutiny, or threatens public safety.

Our resource page providing tips and best practices on managing risk and compliance issues impacting e-commerce marketplaces covers:

  • CBD
  • Dietary supplements
  • COVID-19 fraud
  • Drop-shipping fraud

Want to learn more? Click the button to visit the page.

Classified Ad Sites

Classified-style websites play an important role for helping two parties find each other and conduct business online. As this important niche in e-commerce continues to grow, so does illicit activity related to online sales on classified platforms. From online fraud and scams to problematic products and services, your company needs to be able to assess threats and quickly identify violative content so you can take action before it damages your reputation, draws regulatory scrutiny, or threatens public safety.

Major issues of concern for classified ad sites include:

  • IP infringement
  • Illicit massage
  • Romance scams
  • COVID-19 fraud

Want to learn more? Click the button to visit the resource pages discussing these issues.

Search Engines

Search engines are the gateways to the internet, which is why website operators — both legitimate and illicit — put so much effort into advertising and search engine optimization. As e-commerce sales continue to grow, so does illicit activity related to online sales and advertising. From online fraud and scams to problematic products and services, search engines need to be able to assess threats and quickly identify violative content so you can take action before it damages your reputation, draws regulatory scrutiny, or threatens public safety.

To help make that process a little easier, we put together a resource page covering the most important risk and compliance topics for search engines. Topics covered include:

  • CBD
  • Dietary supplements
  • IP infringement
  • COVID-19 fraud

Want to learn more? Click the button to visit the page.

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