Amazon files lawsuit against fake reviewers
Amazon has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 people who allegedly offered to hire themselves out as fake reviewers at $5 a review.
All of the defendants were selling their services on Fiverr.com
Amazon's suit, filed in King County Superior court in Seattle on Friday, said the fake reviews mislead Amazon customers and tarnish Amazon's brand.
The suit is not against Fiverr but against individuals providing fake reviews
Fiverr.com website is a website where people can sell such services as designing a logo, editing a resume, creating a fan web page or transcribing audio.
The lowest price per job is $5, hence the name "fiver."
An Amazon investigation allegedly found more than 1,000 people on Fiverr offering to create fake Amazon reviews. Most promised positive or five-star reviews.
As per law suit one poster said "You know your product better than me. So please provide your product review, it will be better,"
At least one poster, according to the complaint, suggested the seller ship an empty envelope to create a shipping record, allowing the poster to make a verified review without getting the product.
Read the full Amazon complaint Law suit
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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