20 Nov 20231 min read

Cracking the code: Klarna’s guide to unmasking fake deals.

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by Klarna

The holiday season is a dazzling display of deals and discounts, but amid the sparkle, the shadows of fake deals lurk. Fear not! Klarna is here to arm you with tips, tricks, and a powerful app tool to help you discern between genuine bargains and deceptive offers. Let’s delve into the art of identifying and avoiding fake deals.

The art of spotting fraudulent offers.
Fake deals can be cunningly disguised, promising discounts that seem too good to be true. Here’s how you can sharpen your instincts and avoid falling into the trap:

  1. Check the credibility of the website:
    Verify the legitimacy of the website before making any purchase. Checking for “https” in a website’s URL indicates a secure connection, as the “s” stands for “secure,” providing encryption to protect sensitive data and ensuring a safer online browsing experience. In addition to this, make sure you look for secure payment methods, customer reviews, and the presence of the verified Klarna logo, a stamp of approval for your safety.
  2. Be wary of unrealistic discounts:
    If a deal seems unrealistically generous, proceed with caution. Scammers often lure shoppers with seemingly unbeatable prices. Trust your instincts and cross-reference prices on trusted platforms.
  3. Read reviews and ratings:
    Genuine products usually have a history of reviews and ratings. Check what other shoppers are saying about the product and the seller to gauge authenticity.

Klarna App’s price checking tool: your guardian against overpriced purchases.
In the battle against fake deals, Klarna introduces you to a secret weapon – the Price Check tool in our app. This tool is designed to empower you with information, helping you make informed decisions and avoid overpriced purchases. So what does the tool do?

Unveils price trends over the past 12 months.
Our Price Check tool scans the price history of thousands of items over the past 12 months. It highlights whether the current price is lower or higher than the average, giving you a clear picture of the deal’s authenticity.

Lowest and highest prices revealed.
Klarna’s app goes beyond the surface, displaying not just the current price but also the lowest and highest prices we’ve found the item available in the past year. This transparency ensures you have all the data to make the best decision.

Armed with this information, you can make real-time decisions about whether to proceed with the purchase or wait for a better deal. Klarna’s Price Check tool puts the power back in your hands.

This holiday season, navigate the digital marketplace with confidence. Arm yourself with Klarna’s Price Check tool available for free in the Klarna app, and unveil the truth behind every deal. Don’t just shop; shop smart with Klarna.

Discover the joy of genuine bargains, outsmart fake deals, and let Klarna be your trusted companion in the world of secure and rewarding online shopping.

Looking for some real deals?

Make sure to visit https://www.klarna.com/uk/deals/

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