Commissioner Didier Reynders was, on Friday, meeting the 11 online platforms participating in the dialogue on tackling online consumer scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, together with consumer protection authorities.
The purpose is to encourage platform operators to reinforce their preparedness to address new scams that could appear during the second wave of the pandemic and to prevent the resurgence of similar scams experienced already.
Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, said: “We know from our earlier experience that fraudsters see this pandemic as an opportunity to trick European consumers.”
“We also know that working with the major online platforms is vital to protect consumers from their illegal practices.”
“Today I encouraged the platforms to join forces and engage in a peer-to-peer exchange to further strengthen their response.”
“We need to be even more agile during the second wave currently hitting Europe,” he added.