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Bogus shopping sites getting slicker


An increasing number of fake sites look like legitimate online retailers. — Dreamstime/TNS

An increasing number of fake sites look like legitimate online retailers. — Dreamstime/TNS

TOKYO: Fake websites disguised as genuine online shopping sites to swindle visitors out of their money have become more sophisticated. 

Fraudulent websites previously tended to show suspicious signs such as offering extremely low prices. But with such signs becoming less evident, an increasing number of fake sites look like legitimate online retailers. That has prompted relevant entities to take measures such as setting up hotlines for customers to report scams. 

   

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