Beware of ads with very high discounts on social media


Worldline Fraud detection services are currently facing a wide increase of fraud attempts with credit cards after online purchases via fraudulent web shops. We encourage customers to be extra vigilant for ads with very high discounts on social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram. Through the advertisements customers end up on unknown web shops with an extension .be or .nl, which hide hidden foreign websites.

Worldline advises consumers to stay alert at all times when shopping online and not to be misled by unrealistic discounts. This can be done, for example, by researching the web shop where you want to buy via a search engine and checking whether the website provides all information about the return of goods, the payment method ... More tips can be found here (NL) or here (FR).