The ethical challenges against an e-business is that it is relying on the internet to sell their goods and services. But the relative anonymity of the transactions, speed of the information which can be easily sent and ease with which it is aggregated created issues surrounding privacy that the owner of an E-business should be aware of.
This is a challenge which is related to the customer. Every time you made your payment online, there will be a lot of information will left behind, such as your personal Email address, credit card information, your phone number or your delivery address. Unlike the normal store you go the only record of the transaction maybe only the receipt or some surveillance video. Don’t you curious sometime you will get some commercial texts, calls or emails from someone you don’t know. This is one of the ways they had your information, the ‘foot print’ that you leave down after you make your payment they collect it.
E-mail spamming, also known as unsolicited commercial e-mail to broadcast unwanted advertisements. Many people spam their e-mail is trying to get people’s financial information in order to defraud them. Let’s me show you a funny video about this.
Sometime when you purchase branded goods or some unique product is because you are easier to find and it is cheaper than it sells in the store. But when you are really unlucky that day, you might pay an unworthy price for a fake good. And normally into this kind of situation you won’t really get a refund from the seller. I happened to invovlve with such bad luck thing when I was in Secondary school. I bought a branded perfume on the website, call ‘Taobao’, it was quite cheap and I don’t really have much allowance so I check out and made my payment. The moment I open the package and I smell the perfume I knew it wasn’t a real product and I was really mad so I give them a bad comment. One day later they texted me and ask me to delete the comment so they will refund me back the money. I accepted, but I did feel bad, because if I delete the comment, there will be more victims.
That’s about it today! Thanks for reading it and have a nice weekend everyone.
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