TECH giants must be forced to tackle an “epidemic” of scams, dangerous products and fake reviews, according to Which?.

The consumer champion says it is time to stop asking Amazon, Google, Facebook and eBay to up their game and instead change the law to protect shoppers.

The world’s biggest tech companies have the ability to protect people from consumer harm but they are not taking enough responsibilityCredit: Getty

In a new poll of 2,000 adults, more than two-thirds had little or no trust in these firms to protect them from crooks.

Like The Sun, Which? has monitored the issue for several years and believes it is part of a broader failure by the major online platforms to take enough responsibility.

Unchecked, the problems consumers face online are likely to grow.

Rocio Concha, director of policy and advocacy at Which?, said: “Millions of consumers are being exposed every day to scams, dangerous products and fake reviews.

The world’s biggest tech companies have the ability to protect people from consumer harm but they are not taking enough responsibility.

“We are launching our new #JustNotBuyingIt campaign because it is time to stop just asking these platforms to do the right thing to protect consumers.

“Instead, the Government and regulators must make them take responsibility by putting the right regulations in place.”

Amazon said: “Last year, we invested more than $700million and employed more than 10,000 people to protect customers from fraud and…

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