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Before Black Friday: Police warn of "dangerous traps" with video - "Do not be incinerated"

2020-11-27T23:20:15.549Z

Black Friday beckons with great offers. But caution is also advised. The police give detailed warnings.



Black Friday beckons with great offers.

But caution is also advised.

The police give detailed warnings.

  • On Black Friday *, many people hunt for bargains.

  • Big discounts tempt you to shop.

  • But the police have issued an urgent warning against fraud.

Munich - On November 27th, dealers will be luring again with huge discounts.

On this day is Black Friday * and many people rush to the offers from Media Markt, Saturn, Amazon, Ebay & Co. But it is not uncommon for people to fall into the trap of

fraudsters,

especially on this day

.

Even the

police have issued

urgent warnings.

Black Friday 2020: people on the hunt for bargains - but the police urgently warn of "dangerous traps"

“Fancy top offers on the net?” Wrote the

Hagen police

from

North Rhine-Westphalia

on Facebook.

"We hope that we could briefly attract their attention." In particular, the police want to draw attention to "fake shops", which are "

very current

especially at

Christmas time

and around

Black Friday

".

In the corresponding press release, these are described as "dangerous traps that online shoppers can quickly fall into".

Meanwhile, Media Markt advertised a “Black Friday” offer, but customers exploded because of another product.

The

Upper Palatinate police also

appealed to the public: "Black Friday *, Christmas, Corona * - there are currently enough reasons for online shopping," was posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Like the colleagues from Hagen, the Upper Palatinate police also give some tips on how to “

shop

safely” and

protect

yourself against

fraud

,

fake shops

and possible data theft.

According to the press release, these include:

  • Do not make spontaneous purchases.

  • Inform in advance via the internet platform.

  • Make a price comparison.

  • Use secure payment methods.

  • Make sure you have a secure internet connection (https).

Black Friday, Christmas, Corona - there are currently enough reasons for online shopping.

We have tips for you on how you can shop safely and protect yourself against fraud, fake shops and possible data theft: https://t.co/kjZYQ6tQsR#weihnachten #sichereinkaufen #blackfriday pic.twitter.com/IT02drQxY4

- Police Upper Palatinate (@polizeiopf) November 26, 2020

Police Swabia warns of Black Friday with video: "Don't let yourself be fooled!"

The

Swabian police went to

great lengths

.

She created

a video

on the occasion of

Black Friday on November 27th

.

“BLACK WEEK!

BLACK FRIDAY!

NOW ON SALE! “, So begins the video, which is around a minute long.

Dramatic music is played along with it.

Then after the sentence "What I ordered ..." you can see a police car driving along a country road. "3 Series BMW, sucking" is displayed.

Shortly afterwards, after the sentence "What I got ...", a small police toy car drives down a mini concrete wall.

“Don't be fooled,”

appealed the police using this example, which is supposed to show that when shopping online you don't always get what you actually ordered.

Right now people are shopping like crazy again, especially online.



Don't let yourself be fooled, otherwise you'll feel like in the video.



Your police SWS # BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/o18mFq68u1

- Police Swabia S / W (@PolizeiSWS) November 26, 2020

However, many customers are already angry with Media Markt and Saturn before Black Friday.

Rewe *, Aldi *, Lidl *, Edeka * and Co. also attract their customers with offers on Black Friday.

*

Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network (mbr)

List of rubric lists: © Hendrik Schmidt / dpa

Source: merkur

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