Websites are selling fake reviews to Amazon merchants, UK consumer-rights group Which found. German site AMZTigers was selling 1,000 reviews for $US10,950, Which said. The site also claimed it could help products get a coveted Amazon’s Choice status within two weeks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. […]
Fake Amazon reviews are being sold to help merchants boost their products' ratings, a consumer-rights group found. These reviews can drive up sales.
Amazon removed 20,000 product reviews following revelations that some sellers offer free products in exchange for positive ratings. An investigation by the Financial Times analysed the behaviour of top reviewers in the UK. One user posted a review every four hours, on average, during August, and then sold duplicate products […]
Facebook and eBay have formally agreed to crack down on dubious accounts selling fake online reviews via their platforms after being told to do so by the UK’s competition regulator. At the behest of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, both firms signed up to agreements “to better identify, investigate […]
UK consumer group Which? has found that there are hundreds of groups on Facebook recruiting people to write fake, highly-rated reviews on Amazon in exchange for free products and other incentives. A UK regulator found “troubling evidence” of a thriving marketplace for fake online reviews on Facebook and eBay and […]