Amazon Fake Reviewers Targeted: Before You Buy Another Amazon Prime Hot Deal Based On 5-Star Reviews, Read This

Joanne Eglash - Author

Oct. 20 2015, Updated 7:34 a.m. ET

Amazon is targeting fake reviewers who reportedly got paid for penning positive posts on products. In its lawsuit, Amazon included ads that promise to give sellers the services of fake reviewers who will create five-star or other types of positive write-ups, reported ABC News.

The defendants are anonymous, totaling more than 1,000, and Amazon wants to nail those fake reviewers for earning money by crafting “false, misleading, and inauthentic” product reviews. Although writing a review on Amazon is easy, the company specifically bans fake reviewers from posting, and also has guidelines against getting paid to write a review.

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