ONLINE RETAIL - Hidden dangers of Internet shopping

  • 2007-10-17
  • By Talis Saule Archdeacon
RIGA - The world is full of online shopping horror stories. People order products online and the goods arrive late, broken, or not at all. In the worst cases, people are billed for far more money than they agreed to pay as retailers take advantage of open access to bank accounts.Internet penetration in the Baltics is on the rise, and complaints of consumers getting ripped-off are growing right alongside it as more shoppers are turning to online retailers for the best deals. "Compared to last year, the number of appeals has seriously increased," Kristina Vaksmaa, director of European...
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