55% of Ecommerce Sites Tested Misled Consumers

There will be an EU crackdown on websites selling consumer electronic goods which is entirely understandable when 203 out of 369 sites appeared to break the law. (first seen on BBC News)

If you’re a shop owner, the good site and bad site examples are pretty good, while local trading standards offices advise on selling online.

If you’re a buyer, see my guide on How to Check Web Shops for Basic Security.

Why is it so bad? Do companies not understand the law? Do they not bother to check the law? Do they deliberately decide to ignore it? Don’t customers prefer law-abiding web shops, or are low prices attractive enough to overcome that?

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