E-commerce: Fake promotion scams are exploding

Fake promotions abound on the Internet. While consumer prices rose 4.8% last month over the course of a year, according to INSEE, some may be tempted to resort to promotional offers, especially on the Internet. And the web is not lacking. But beware, many tempting offers are scams. The number of this type of coup exploded in one year, by 251%. Anyway, this is revealed by France Verif, a free platform that detects fraudulent scams on the web. To arrive at this observation, the latter carried out a study between May 2021 and May 2022 on 300,000 French online consumers. “The Internet is full of opportunities, especially in this period of high inflation, but you have to be extremely vigilant,” says Laurent Amar, co-founder of France Verif.

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