Commission: One-third of all online stores manipulate customers

According to the EU Commission, many online stores try to manipulate consumers with prohibited means to pressure them into making purchasing decisions. An inspection of the Brussels authority and the responsible authorities of 25 European countries had shown that 148 of 399 examined websites, and thus more than a third of all sites, used at least one manipulative tactic. This was announced by the EU Commission on Monday. Last year, retailers were inspected in the textile or electronics sector, for example.

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