Christmas comes to an end and some of the French did not hesitate to sell their gifts on the internet. Unwanted or unnecessary, thousands of objects are found on the websites of advertisements between private individuals. This year, the eBay website France expects about 800,000 new ads between December 25 and 26, which is 13% higher in 2017, and not less than 3 million, between 25 December and 3 January. For its part, the site Rakuten France (formerly Priceminister) provides for "over 3 million sold up to the beginning of the sales", while 500,000 new ads have been posted on the platform since December 25, at midnight.
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Before the rise of e-commerce, the national gendarmerie has published on Tuesday a list of recommendations for those who wish to resell their gifts on the Canvas. Objective: avoid scams. "Publish the minimum amount of personal information on your ad: no address, telephone number, or email address," advises the national gendarmerie. Before continuing: "Create an email address solely dedicated to online transactions". The force also recommends that match "with potential buyers as possible through the site of the sale" and keep its trade. "In case of doubt on the honesty of your potential buyer, put an end to the transaction, advise the forces of the order. Finally, regarding the means of payment, it is suggested to choose "as a mode of payment, secure and never disclose their bank details.
a Lot of reports for scam banking
"It is a message of prevention and a reminder to tell the people, who are sometimes naïve, be careful," said the national gendarmerie in Figaro . "Our teams are receiving a lot of reports of credit card fraud on Perceval (a platform that allows you to report internet fraud to the credit card, NLDR )".
The challenge is not small and exceeds the single period of Christmas: in 2016, more than 1.2 million households reported being victims of at least one scam bank, including because of more and more citizens are shopping online. The average amount of fraud amounted, on average, to 300 euros.transactions that can go wrong
More generally, the issue of insecurity relating to the transactions between individuals on the internet on a regular basis in the public debate. In September 2018, is a track of reflection allows individuals to sell certain objects to "sensitive" (smartphone, watch, value, scooter, car...) directly in the police stations had even been mentioned. The prefecture of police stated then that the police were "sensitized on the issue of fake appointments", programmed via the internet and that can give rise to aggression.
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Sometimes, some transactions look particularly bad. As in the case of this man, who had sold gold bullion, at the end of September in Paris. Upon arrival, the buyer had jumped over to snatch the goods before you leave in the car. But the owner of the gold did not let him do that and had climbed up on the hood of the car, before you sign to police officers that came to the car. An extreme case that should not pasvousarriver. Unless the father Christmas you have generously made gold bullion and you want to resell it on the internet.Updated Date: 01 January 2019, 00:00