Amazon is suing sellers over buying fake reviews

Amazon is suing sellers over buying fake reviews

Amazon is suing sellers over buying fake reviews

Amazon is suing sellers over buying fake reviews


Fake reviews on Amazon are scarily common and while Amazon themselves has taken action against fake reviewers the practice has not decreased in popularity. 

Now Amazon has taken a big step to discourage this shady business practice but not only going after the fake reviewers themselves by also the sellers who pay for fake reviews. Yesterday Amazon announced that they are suing three sellers on their website who have fake reviews that total between 30-45% of their total reviews, with Amazon asking to ban the defendants from selling on Amazon, the profits the sellers have made and attorney's fees as well as damages that exceed $25,000. 

So far Amazon has sued over 1000 people over posting fake reviews for cash and intends to eliminate the incentives for sellers to buy fake reviews for their products. 


   Our goal is to eliminate the incentives for sellers to engage in review abuse and shut down this ecosystem around fraudulent reviews in exchange for compensation,

The vast majority of reviews on Amazon are authentic, helping millions of customers make informed buying decisions every day

  Amazon is suing sellers over buying fake reviews  

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03-06-2016, 09:16:58

Some of the reviews are funny as tho. It's a shame they were easy to spot as they were all very tongue in cheek.

I get why they're banning the fake "authentic" reviews though. It's a pity they can't do the same on the TV with all that telly marketing BS.

"I lost twenty pounds in 3 weeks just by doing this 2 minute exercise*"

*and gastric banding. the preceding is a paid political announcementQuote

03-06-2016, 09:35:38

I would like to see these sorts of articles padded out by the authors thoughts and understanding of the issue..

from the article i cant tell if the people actually buy the item then get a bonus for a glowing review.. or if the people run through the purchase but get a refund and never receive the item and leave a glowing review. i also cannot tell if its a system that scammers use to get good reviews on items they dont even have to sell and they just pocket the money.Quote

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