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Blacklists of dubious traders

Europe's black sheeps

Cross-border shopping is easier than ever before. With only a few clicks you can order goods from all over the world. This brings risks as there are many dubious traders who don't comply with consumer rights or act fraudulent. In some countries, authorities or organisation warn against such companies. The European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) made an overview of such blacklists:

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

The Danish arbitration bodies (ADR bodies) have several blacklists, including:

Estonia

Finland

France

Hungary

Netherlands

Norway

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