Fake Amazon product reviewers taken to court

 

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Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace, announced it had filed papers in the United States against more than 1,000 people it claims offered to write glowing reviews of titles to help boost sales on behalf of unscrupulous authors or sellers.

“Amazon’s move to take legal action against fake reviewers is a highly positive development for the reviews industry on the whole, and shows that misleading information will not be tolerated. Fake reviews, although making up a very small amount of the total number, have a detrimental effect on both the consumers and businesses involved,” says James Westlake, UK VP of Trustpilot.