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Avoiding fraudsters: How to recognize fake shops on the net

Christmas is approaching, the birthday is also soon and then there is the anniversary: ​​Sometimes you need a very nice present very quickly. Fortunately there is the network. On every corner you will find good offers for branded items that should be with the buyer in no time. And often cheaper than the shop around the corner.

But fraudsters are also active, creating deceptively real-looking shops and seducing users into buying a particularly cheap product quickly and without thinking. If you fall for such a shop, the money is gone and the ordered product never arrives or it is just junk goods. You may even get a message from customs who intercepted the counterfeit goods. The fraudsters can also misuse the victims’ personal data.

Fraudsters distribute the links to the fake shops via spam mail or they are found via Google. Some fake shops are not that easy to recognize. You have to pay attention to the Internet address, know whether an HTTPS address is safe, check the price, the imprint and the terms and conditions and be familiar with reputable test seals. Fraudulent retailers are even waiting for you on Amazon. We will show you how to discover the small and large inconsistencies and not become a victim of scammers.

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