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How to protect yourself from dubious providers
A healthy level of mistrust is particularly appropriate in online business. Please observe these basic rules of conduct.


In Germany, millions of people regularly shop online and take advantage of the benefits of e-commerce (electronic commerce on the internet). The majority of purchases over the Internet are completely frictionless. The majority of private and commercial sellers and buyers are reputable. However, there are also providers with illegal, mostly fraudulent intentions.

You can find out how you can protect yourself from the scams of online fraudsters in our prevention tips in the download area on the right.


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In urgent cases: Police emergency number 110