Dangers of online shopping

You've seen great shoes in an online shop? What you need to watch out for when shopping on the internet so as not to experience any nasty surprises.

The answer in detail

What are the dangers of online shopping?

Buying on the internet has many advantages: At any time of day or night, you can select what you want from a near-unlimited supply of products both quickly and comfortably with the click of a mouse and have it sent to you by post. The selection is often bigger than in traditional stores, and it's a lot easier to compare prices. But what if you don't like the article? And what if you're caught out by a dubious online shop? And what do you have to watch out for when entering your credit card data?

Our factsheet answers these questions.

The following can also help you: www.e-commerce-guide.admin.ch

KOBIK: www.skppsc.ch – Swiss Crime Prevention on Behalf of the Cantonal Directors of Justice and Police, keyword "internet fraud"

Federal Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance: www.cybercrime.admin.ch – national coordination center in the fight against internet crime

The government's online shopping guide: www.melani.admin.ch