In 2022, consumers lost .8 billion to scammers. File/Associated Press
If you’re anything like me, you won’t like doing anything related to parting with your money for online purchases, especially if the payment is made up front. I don’t mind cash on delivery because then I can check what I paid for.
Recent data shows a shift to shopping online — according to Kantar consulting group, international e-commerce grew 41 per cent in only three months compared with 22 per cent growth for 2020 as a whole to date, as the pandemic "transformed" retail habits.
India will require e-commerce firms to treat sellers equally on their platforms and ensure transparency, according to a draft policy seen by Reuters on Saturday that follows criticism against business practices of big online companies.
Germany’s budget crisis has given new momentum to reforming self-imposed borrowing limits even among the opposition conservatives, as hunger for sorely needed investment trumps an earlier political obsession with fiscal rectitude.
Some public health agencies took years to admit what had quickly become obvious: that the virus was airborne. Others suggested precautions, closing playgrounds and beaches, where any benefit would have been minimal
Zeng has spent much of his life in service to the Chinese state, designing monuments in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and coal plants for the Ministry of Coal. He’s a member of Shenzhen’s state-sponsored artist’s association.