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Internet fraud: 5,000 online shops deleted

Brand-name shoes for CHF 49 instead of CHF 149 – a tempting offer or too good to be true? Internet bargain hunters may fall victim to fraudsters who are able to build convincing web presences. The security experts at SWITCH warn that the number of fraudulent offers online has increased drastically in 2017. Together with the Swiss authorities, SWITCH is taking measures to fight this threat and has reported its first successes in combating e-commerce crime.

Submitted by Roland Eugster

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