Once just an American tradition, Black Friday sales have quickly spread across the world as retailers attempt to take advantage of the holiday season to shift high-value stock and build on their customer base before the Christmas rush. While the Americans climb over each other to get the best deal in stores, most retailers in Europe provide their best deals through their online
Scam season is approaching. While consumers are preparing to massively shop online for the holiday season, scammers are ramping up their websites. The Ecommerce Foundation surveyed 5200 consumers from 42 countries to better understand who is being scammed and why scams are successful. Consumers receive 55 scams attempts a year Of the participants in the survey, 72% think they
Research performed by Scamadviser.com, part of Ecommerce Foundation, shows that some countries are dealing with a lot of potential scam websites. The company helps over 2.5 million consumers monthly to check if a website is legit or a possible scam. The algorithm of Scamadviser utilizes 40 independent data sources. From the IP address of the webserver, the availability of
Stolen goods are being traded and sold on Facebook’s dozens of cybercriminal marketplaces, according to Cisco Talos, a cyber threat security firm. It is not the first time Facebook has encountered these problems. Brian Krebs, security reporter, alerted the social media site in 2018 to multiple marketplaces that were openly offering fraud services. Talos discovered new groups
Demand from online shoppers globally to purchase from US retailers is high. However, a lot of retailers reject foreign e-commerce orders automatically. By carefully planning and choosing familiar markets, retailers from the US can increase their international sales without experiencing large fraud losses. There was a slight dip in the growth of US e-commerce retail in 2018.