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Amazon's Fake Review Problem

Do you know if the review you're reading on Amazon is real or not? How easy is it to spot a fake? The online marketplace is flooded with these fraudulent posts. A leaked database reveals nearly 200,000 people implicated in this scam, though there could be more. The Federal Trade Commission is urging Amazon to punish those behind the fake reviews, a scheme that threatens legitimate businesses and products for sale.

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    Amazon internal messages show the FTC is prodding the tech giant to punish fake-review schemers

    Amazon internal messages show the FTC is prodding the tech giant to punish fake-review schemers

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    Recode - Jason Del Rey

    Amazon recently banned some sellers of large Chinese electronics brands like Aukey and Mpow that reportedly do hundreds of millions in sales on the shopping site each year. The bans followed a database leak that appeared to tie some of the brands to paid-review schemes, which Amazon prohibits and …

    Fake Amazon reviews 'being sold in bulk' online

    Fake Amazon reviews 'being sold in bulk' online

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    BBC News

    Fake reviews for products sold on Amazon's Marketplace are being sold online "in bulk", according to Which? The consumer group found 10 websites selling fake reviews from £5 each and incentivising positive reviews in exchange for payment or free products. It suggested the firm was facing an "uphill …

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