Amazon Cracks Down on More Than 1000 Alleged Fake Reviewers

Amazon is cracking down on more than 1,000 anonymous defendants who allegedly accepted payment in exchange for giving positive but what Amazon is calling “false, misleading, and inauthentic” reviews of products on the site, according to a lawsuit filed by the online retail giant.The lawsuit includes online advertisements that offer the services of writers who say they will leave a coveted five-star or “awesome” reviews on sellers’ Amazon products in exchange for just a few dollars. While anyone can review a product on Amazon, the retailer’s rules prohibit paid-for or fictional reviews.Amazon is targeting 1,114 defendants, currently named as “John Does,” who allegedly advertised their fake review services on the freelance job marketplace Fiverr.com. Fiverr is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. In a statement to ABC News,…


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