Leboncoin and Vivastreet accomplices to fraud?

30 Sep 2012
Reports in the French media say that L'Ordre des Experts Comptables (the national institute of accountants) is preparing legal action against Leboncoin.fr and Vivastreet.fr for their part in facilitating cowboy operators offering their services online.  The body insists that the classifieds portals can be sued as accomplices to any illegal actions and adds that it has been demanding action from th

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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.