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Amazon to sue more than 1,000+ fake reviewers

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Amazon to sue more than 1,000+ fake reviewers

Amazon to sue more than 1,000 fake reviewers


[QUOTE]Amazon claims the 1,114 defendants, known as 'John Does' because their real identities are a mystery, offered to write false reviews for as little as £3.25 on the website Fiverr.

It found the alleged perpetrators through an 'extensive investigation' in which Amazon posed as potential customers on Fiverr.

Fiverr has previously co-operated with the company by taking down fake review dealers but Amazon claimed that 'does not address the root cause of the issue or serve as a sufficient deterrent', the Sunday Times reported.

The paper said that once Amazon has identified the fake reviewers, the courts would force them to turn over the details of their clients.


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This is GREAT news!

On a side note, similar fake posting / product pushing has happened on RFD. Some companies' names are now censored on this site for that reason. Examples: *****, ***** and *****. :razz:
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It's a step in the right direction.

I always ignore reviews that are not verified purchasers and also ignore top reviewers since they are bought with free products.

Still, I'm forced to use various sites prior to making my purchase decision because I have lost trust on Amazon reviews. I often click on user names and see their review history, if it varies in product line/brand/type and has a mixture of 1-5 stars, it's likely an authentic review.

It should only allow verified purchases and tag their location details by their posting to prevent a group of employees self ordering from the same city for example and giving the illusion that they are all unique from across the country.
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This is long overdue. I tend to read all reviews or at least a mix and tend to ignore ones without substance. A verified purchase means nothing with the ad above says he will do verified purchases if provided with a gift card to purchase item.

Now if only they could do something about people who review tv series pre-orders when they show hasn't even aired or yet let alone the DVD/Blu-ray been produced. I'm sick of seeing reviews stating "last season was great" or "looking forward to this season". A review should be of the entire product including the disc, packaging and extras.
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MontrealBonjour wrote:
Oct 18th, 2015 1:15 pm
I always ignore reviews that are not verified purchasers and also ignore top reviewers since they are bought with free products.

Still, I'm forced to use various sites prior to making my purchase decision because I have lost trust on Amazon reviews. I often click on user names and see their review history, if it varies in product line/brand/type and has a mixture of 1-5 stars, it's likely an authentic review.

It should only allow verified purchases and tag their location details by their posting to prevent a group of employees self ordering from the same city for example and giving the illusion that they are all unique from across the country.
Cheap Cat wrote:
Oct 18th, 2015 1:30 pm
This is long overdue. I tend to read all reviews or at least a mix and tend to ignore ones without substance. A verified purchase means nothing with the ad above says he will do verified purchases if provided with a gift card to purchase item.
This kind of verification is automated through FakeSpot, FYI.
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Cheap Cat wrote:
Oct 18th, 2015 1:30 pm
Now if only they could do something about people who review tv series pre-orders when they show hasn't even aired or yet let alone the DVD/Blu-ray been produced. I'm sick of seeing reviews stating "last season was great" or "looking forward to this season". A review should be of the entire product including the disc, packaging and extras.
LOL, you should read some of the music reviews, where the author thinks they are some kind of music journalist getting paid by the word. They wax on about the history of their beloved band before getting to the actual product.
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Amazon needs to start deleting fake reviews. I've reported more than a dozen fake profiles and fake reviews, and they did not do anything about it.

Anyone with a sound mind would agree that profiles like this needs to be banned/deleted:

http://amzn.to/1WrDkbA
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ngold wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 12:52 pm
Amazon needs to start deleting fake reviews. I've reported more than a dozen fake profiles and fake reviews, and they did not do anything about it.

Anyone with a sound mind would agree that profiles like this needs to be banned/deleted:

http://amzn.to/1WrDkbA
Considering that this thread is about amazon suing fake reviewers, it looks like they are going for the root of the problem.
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ngold wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 12:52 pm
Amazon needs to start deleting fake reviews.
Just as long as they don't delete the funny ones. I love the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bear reviews. Although I'm not sure they are entirely fake. At the very least, they are grounded in the fact that some people have horrible reactions to these things.
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Exocet77 wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 1:15 pm
How about this http://www.amazon.com/DBPOWER-12000mAh- ... rter&psc=1

204 reviews 5/5 stars

Using that tool/site it says 100% fake reviews.

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Cheap Cat wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 10:40 pm
Just as long as they don't delete the funny ones. I love the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bear reviews. Although I'm not sure they are entirely fake. At the very least, they are grounded in the fact that some people have horrible reactions to these things.
I find Youtube to be a good source of reviews. LA Beast did a whole huge bag and the results are not pretty. One or two isn't going to cause oral projectiles but hey, if you over indulge in anything something will go awry.
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Cheap Cat wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 10:40 pm
Just as long as they don't delete the funny ones. I love the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bear reviews. Although I'm not sure they are entirely fake. At the very least, they are grounded in the fact that some people have horrible reactions to these things.
There's so many good funny ones too.
The steering wheel desk, the gallon of milk, the gummy bears.
There's more but I can't remember them.

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