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The current health crisis has favored the multiplication of
online scams, and the filing of criminal complaints for fraud or
identity theft by major French companies.

This is especially the case of the so-called
investment scam“, which consists for
fake financial advisors to incite, by phone, email or online ads,
individuals to invest in new placement offers, presented as highly
attractive (high returns and no risk, no background checks,
etc.).

  1. DIVERSIFICATION OF ONLINE SCAMS

Inevitably favored by a greater use of the Internet this year,
these scams have also diversified: there are now offers to invest
in parking spaces, retirement
homes
, wine, wood or
dairy cows.

Indeed, such fraudulent offers adapt very quickly and often
exploit topical events.

Thus, on December 3, 2020, the French Autorité…

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