A legal action against Chinese online marketplace Temu is being considered by the Consumer Advice Center, announced the Federal Association of Consumer Organizations (vzbv) in Berlin. The platform has been accused of harassing and exploiting consumers with arbitrary discounts, questionable reviews, and manipulative designs. vzbv chief Ramona Pop emphasized that these practices must stop to protect consumers.

Whaleco Technology Limited, the parent company of Temu, responded to the allegations but did not issue a cease and desist statement. The Consumer Advisory Center is currently weighing its options before filing a lawsuit against Temu. The platform claims to be committed to ensuring fair practices and is open to working with consumer groups to improve transparency and meet local preferences.

Temu faced criticism for not providing clear information about how deep discounts were offered and for pressuring consumers to buy with manipulative design tactics. The company defends its practices, stating that they reflect actual inventory levels and are intended to help consumers make informed decisions. Tema also takes the authenticity of reviews seriously and believes that they can help sellers improve the quality of their products and services.

Recent offers from Temu featuring discounts of up to 90% have generated excitement in the market, making it the most downloaded shopping app in Germany according to Similarweb. Trade experts and associations have called for tougher action against Chinese cheap marketplaces like Temu, especially regarding the safety of products sold on the platform.

As a result, the Consumer Advisory Center has closely monitored Temu’s practices and is considering taking legal action to protect consumer rights. The platform’s response to the allegations and willingness to work with consumer groups will play a crucial role in determining the next steps in this ongoing investigation.

By Samantha Johnson

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