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