If the desired shoes in an online shop in terms of price, caution is advised. Not infrequently, it is supposedly super cheap Offered to scams and Fake stores. Consumers can recognize such as you and what can you do if you fell for it.

What are the identifying marks are there?

An eye-catching Internet address can be an indication of a fake, because it differs in one letter from a well known Shop or a domain extension, for example “.de.com”. Even if only pre-payment, in the Form of a Bank Transfer, as payment is possible, caution is advised. The consumer recommends the reverse order: First the goods, then the money.

Extremely low prices can be a lock-in method used by scammers. In addition, Shops also false or fictitious seal of approval can be found in Fake. Real seal of approval such as “Trusted Shops” need to have a link to the seal operator. In the case of unfamiliar stores, consumers should not believe only customer reviews on the portals themselves, but also in the network looking for whether warnings before the Shops are clustered.

Many Fake stores also have no terms and conditions or just copy from other sites. If you are not present or only in bad German: Finger weg. Also a lack of imprint is a clear sign of fraud. An imprint must be the address of an authorized representative and an E-Mail address.

in addition, Shops must specify a register number, the consumer www.handelsregister.de can check.

What can you do as a victim?

Who is already fallen on scammers and give them money has transferred, it should conservationists ask, according to the consumer immediately to his Bank to make the payment reversed. A few hours after an order is placed, this is usually possible – in the case of a direct debit up to eight weeks later.

in Addition, Affected documents, such as order confirmation, E-Mails and Screenshots of the offer should be secure. You can leave these in the closest consultation with the consumer body Central review and a complaint with the police to submit. This is the so-called Internet guard.

AFP

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