The many offers to stream films, TV series and music from the Internet directly to the device, i.e. to watch them without prior download, lead to more and more search queries by consumers in search engines. Unfortunately, some of these search queries lead the interested parties to illegal streaming providers, with tempting offers and free promises.

Consumers are often taken in by scammers, an expensive subscription trap, computer viruses or theft of personal data can be the result. The other problem is illegal platforms that feed a criminal black economy through copyright infringement and cause widespread harm to the general public.

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