The government wants to see laws that put an end to fake sales

The government wants to see laws that put an end to fake sales
The government wants to see laws that put an end to fake sales 1

The government has decided on a legal council referral to adapt and strengthen consumer protection in relation to the increased digitalisation. What is proposed are amendments to the Contract Terms Act, the Price Information Act, the Distance Contracts Act and the Marketing Act.

Among other things, a requirement is proposed to state a product’s previous price if it is claimed that a product’s price has been reduced. This should make it impossible to increase the price of a product and then lower it shortly afterwards for marketing purposes.

It will also be forbidden to resell tickets for events if a trader has bought the ticket using automated means.

In the future, it will also need to be clear whether the person selling a product is a trader or not.

Requirements must also be introduced for information on which criteria determine the ranking of products online and which ensures that consumer reviews come from real consumers.

And there must be an increased opportunity to impose market disruption fees in accordance with the Marketing Act and an opportunity to impose sanction fees on traders if the Contract Terms Act is violated.

– At a time when more and more of our purchases are made digitally, it is important that the legislation is adapted accordingly. This proposal will strengthen our rights as consumers online. The strengthened sanction system is intended to act as a deterrent for companies that do not follow the rules and thus benefit serious companies, says Minister of Finance Max Elger, in a press release.

Also read: Online shopping security – this is how you protect yourself against fraudsters

The gadget categories with the most fake sales during black week 2021
Virtual Reality – 75%
Webcams – 67%
Desktops – 63%
Monitors – 59%
Speakers – 50%
Game controls – 50%
Nintendo Switch Games – 50%
Graphics card – 50%
GPS receiver – 50%
Remote controls – 50%

Source: Pricerunner

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