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Media owner, responsible, editor, and publisher:

Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications
ZVR number: 922972340
Ungargasse 64-66/3/404
1030 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 595 211 275
Fax: +43 1 595 211 299
Report fraud traps and other anomalies: meldung@watchlist-internet.at
For requests for advice, please contact our experts at the Internet Ombudsman's Office (to the request form) or for fraud reports directly to the police.

Web: www.fakeshop.at, e-mail: presse@fakeshop.at

UID: ATU 49875407
Legal form: non-profit association

Managing Director: Bernhard Jungwirth, M.Ed.
Board of Directors: DI Barbara Buchegger, Erwin Rennert, Edward Strasser, Jürgen Gangoly

Purpose of the association: To promote the dissemination of all types of communication technologies, to provide information on all types of communication technologies for the purpose of efficient and meaningful use of their facilities and functions, to facilitate access to and use of these facilities for all people - especially the economically and socially disadvantaged - and, finally, to provide information from public institutions and other bodies, the dissemination of which is conducive to strengthening democratic life, as well as being of benefit to the general public.

Competent authority: Federal Police Headquarters Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Schottenring 7-9

Basic direction of this website:  

Information and education on fake shops and fraud-like online traps. Download of a plugin to detect dubious online shops.


The website www.fakeshop.at has been optimised with regard to accessibility.

The goal of complete accessibility is hardly achievable for complex and extensive websites. If despite our best efforts, you encounter difficulties or have suggestions for improvement, we welcome your feedback at feedback@fakeshop.at.


Any liability for the accuracy of the content, functionality, and availability of the website www.fakeshop.at is expressly excluded.

Our website contains links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. The linked pages were checked for potential illegal content at the time when the links were set. Corresponding contents were not identifiable at that time. Should we become aware of or be made aware of any legal violations on the linked websites, we will remove the links immediately.


The Fake Shop Detector is the result of several research projects such as the Netidee project DETECT, funded by Netidee, and SINBAD, funded by KIRAS. The project is led by the Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications (ÖIAT); it is implemented in cooperation with the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and X-Net Services GmbH (X-Net). The development of the project was and is made possible by the financial support of the Internet Foundation Austria (netidee), the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (BMASGK), and the Federal Chamber of Labour (BAK).

Web design, programming, and hosting:

Data protection


We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We only process your personal data in accordance with the legal data protection regulations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Data Protection Act (DSG). In this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within the scope of our website offer at https://www.fakeshop.at.

Person responsible  

The person responsible for the processing is the association "Österreichisches Institut für angewandte Telekommunikation" (ZVR number 922972340), reachable at the address 1030 Vienna, Ungargasse 64-66/3/404, the telephone number +43 (0)1/595 21 12 (9h to 17h) as well as at the e-mail address office@oiat.at. Where we refer to ourselves ("we") in the context of this data protection declaration, this refers to the association "Österreichisches Institut für angewandte Telekommunikation".

Server log files  

When you visit our website, we collect personal data to the extent technically necessary (name of the file accessed, date and time of access, volume of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type, and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL and IP address of the accessing computer) in order to provide you with our website. This data cannot be assigned by us to specific persons and is also not merged with data from other data sources. The processing of this data is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art 6 (f) DSGVO to provide you with this website.
Your data will also be disclosed to IT service providers for this purpose (currently: abaton EDV-Dienstleistungs GmbH, abaton.at, webconsulting business services Gmbh, webconsulting.at, Cloudflare Inc., cloudflare.com). These companies provide IT services (hosting, etc.) for us and only act as processors in the sense of data protection law.

Google Fonts  

We use Google Fonts, a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"), on our website for the purpose of a more uniform presentation of this website. When you access the website, your browser loads fonts from Google servers into your browser's cache in order to display texts and fonts. Google collects your IP address for this purpose because it is otherwise not possible to transfer the fonts to your browser. You can find more information about this at developers.google.com/fonts/faq. You can find Google's privacy policy at policies.google.com/privacy.

The data processing is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art 6 para 1 lit f DSGVO to be able to present our website in a consistent and user-friendly manner. You can object to the processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art 21 DSGVO at any time by making the appropriate settings in your browser. You can also manage the setting of many cookies via the US site www.aboutads.info or the EU site www.youronlinechoices.com/at/. If your browser does not support Google Fonts, a standard font will be used by your terminal device. In this case, the website may not be displayed in full.


We use the embedding function on our website to display and play videos on the video service "Youtube", which is offered by the company YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("Youtube"). Videos provided by Youtube are integrated into our website via a plug-in.
The videos are embedded in "extended data protection mode", according to which Youtube only collects user information when the video is played. However, no personal data is transmitted to Youtube when you simply call up our website. Only when you click on a video and thus give your consent to data processing by Youtube, is certain information (e.g. usage behaviour etc.) collected by Youtube by means of cookies, which can possibly be assigned to you (especially if you have a Youtube account and are currently logged in). However, this information is also collected if you do not have your own Youtube account or are not currently logged in.
We would like to point out that we have detailed, precise knowledge of the scope of the data processed and how it is used by Youtube. You can find out more about data processing by Youtube at policies.google.com/privacy.
Data processing by Youtube is based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art 6 (1) f DSGVO to be able to offer personalised advertising and a user-friendly website. You can object to the processing of data relating to you in accordance with Art 21 DSGVO at any time by making the appropriate settings in your browser. You can also manage the setting of many cookies via the US site www.aboutads.info or the EU site www.youronlinechoices.com/at/. In this case, the website may not be fully displayed.

Rights of the data subject vis-à-vis the controller  

Pursuant to Art 15 GDPR, you have the right to request confirmation as to whether we are processing data relating to you and to obtain information about such data and further information and a copy of the data.
Pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, you have the right to request that the data concerning you be completed or that incorrect data concerning you be corrected.
In accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted without delay or, alternatively, to demand restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR.
You may object to the future processing of data relating to you at any time in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.
You have the right to request to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR and to request its transfer to other data controllers (right to data portability).
You have the right to revoke the consent you have given at any time with effect for the future.

Complaint to the data protection authority  

You also have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. For Austria, this is the Austrian data protection authority, e-mail: dsb@dsb.gv.at, web: www.dsb.gv.at.