A recent data breach has exposed a widespread scam involving fake reviews on Amazon.
The fact has revealed that more than 200,000 people are involved in unethical activities in the online retails industry; they are providing fake reviews in exchange for free products.
As the SafetyDetective cybersecurity team has discovered, Amazon vendors use a specific process to gain reviews on their product:
All these operations are realized through PayPal therefore they look legitimate, so that Amazon moderators don’t suspect.
Vendors have not respected Amazon’s terms of service, therefore Amazon can pursue legal actions and will withhold earnings from products sold but only that earnings have not yet been collected. But not only vendors will face consequences, also reviewers will be punished with the deletion of their accounts.
In addition vendors could face different types of punishments such as, the deactivation of their Amazon accounts and the loss of their privileges. Moreover the products involved can not receive reviews anymore and the name of the guilty vendors could be made public.
In order to not be misled from fake reviews during our purchase process it is necessary to follow some steps before proceeding with the purchase.
We propose you different ideas to generate positive opinions in the following blog article.
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