It all started when the online media in.gr, tanea.gr and protothema.gr posted reports which stated that the company with the brand name skroutz deceived the consumer public through its cooperation with the company 365shop, which according to certain accounts on twitter, extorted money from citizens who, while paying for their order, never received it.
Let's see what followed: In the last few days, a lot of posts have been circulating on social media regarding another online store incident and orders placed through Skroutz, paid for, but never reached the customer.
A few days ago, there were complaints about 365shop. Skroutz then announced the termination of cooperation with the specific online store, stating that the complaints related to transactions outside the platforms.
In fact, the management of Skroutz responded via twitter, arguing that since the markets were made outside of its marketplace, it bears no responsibility.
But all of the above was just the beginning.
While everything seemed to be over after the announcement of the company on April 9, 2022, on 13/04/2022, the website tanea.gr, posted an article entitled: Complaint - collusion against Skroutz for deceiving customers, bringing the issue back to the forefront.
On 14/04/2022 at 7:15, the informative website in.gr posted the same article as tanea.gr at the level Newsroom, which is also headlined: Complaint – scuttlebutt against Skroutz for defrauding customers while also quoting the tweets of allegedly angry consumers.
- Juke (@Jukeotakuri) April 14, 2022
On 14/04/2022 at 8:15 the informative website protothema.gr publishes the first "report" which highlights the "rage" on twitter against skroutz.gr with the title: #Cancel_Skroutz: Rage on social media for a long time online fraud through the popular platform.
The strange thing about the case, however, is that the hashtag #Cancel_Skroutz started trending on twitter after the reports, specifically after noon on April 14, which did not go unnoticed by the users
- pnp4p (@ pnp4p) April 14, 2022
#Cancel_skroutz started spinning on twitter 59 minutes ago. In the press, however, they discovered it 4 hours earlier. It's like an inherited gift. #cancel_shopflix
Twitter users noticed that the hashtag #cancel_skroutz was launched by supposedly dissatisfied consumers. A closer look found that there were too many new twitter accounts, who had only one post. Guess what was the hashtag they posted: #cancel_skroutz
At the same time, there were many users who considered that the specific media benefited from the outbreak against skroutz.gr, as their owner, the shipowner Vangelis Marinakis, maintains the new marketplace under the name shopflix. Twitter users report that the shipowner's intention was for the company skroutz.gr to lose its credibility in order to increase the popularity of shopflix, as a result of which a new wave with the hashtag #cancel_shopflix broke out.
It is obviously a coincidence that the prime minister has just set up his own platform # Μαρινάκης, I wanted to say, took such an extent the #cancel_skroutz - especially from SMEs owned by him. #cancel_shopflix https://t.co/4giE3p4Kgo
- Keyser Söze (@ UsualSusp6) April 14, 2022
I do not know what is playing with Scrooge, the one I know that I have made 14 purchases through the platform, with a more expensive laptop purchase 1285 €, I received everything on time… Flawless… #cancel_shopflix
— Pamisos 41% TPSRM☘ (@pamisos) April 14, 2022
The @skroutzit brought cheaper products and boosted the small shops that had been drowned out by the chain cartels. It is quite by accident that he is attacked by the media of the Marinakis group that shopflix has. Do not give your money to Vangelas. Shop from grocery stores via skroutz.
— Le Maître 🇺🇦 (@constads) April 14, 2022
Evangelato say flour
Skroutz is waiting for you
Know that none of your stupid viewers shop online because grandparents just do not know and the outcasts are afraid so whatever you say, we do not shop from the preseller#cancel_shopflix #LiveNews
- Nanaka👩 (@nanakamer) April 14, 2022
Let the small shopkeepers get ready to pay a crazy start to our National Trafficker Vangela Marinaki for a place in #cancel_shopflix of. Otherwise cement will fall.
We are such a soft people, that their blackmail will succeed completely.#cancel_skroutz pic.twitter.com/qGKYbQXBkm
- Αστυάναξ⚔️Τερρακόττας (@ Cloudbusted1) April 14, 2022
Not a single euro in Marinakis's shop. Skroutz is fine. Marinaki take the bots to another neighborhood. #cancel_shopflix
— Luis Fernando De La Vega (@Rijndael128) April 14, 2022