Amazon Files Suit Against 1,000 People for Fake Reviews
" Amazon has sued more than 1,000 people who offered to write fake reviews for a price.
The lawsuit, filed Friday, targets users of Fiverr.com, an online marketplace where you can take on "gigs" such as designing a logo or writing a press release for $5.
Amazon found that people were offering to write positive reviews of products they had never used, most often with text supplied by the seller.
Sometimes, Amazon claimed, they would go so far as to receive empty envelopes in the mail to make it seem like they were actually shipped a product.
"While small in number, these reviews can significantly undermine the trust that consumers and the vast majority of sellers and manufacturers place in Amazon, which in turn tarnishes Amazon's brand," reads the complaint. "
Amazon Files Suit Against 1,000 People for Fake Reviews - NBC News