Amazon files lawsuit against 10,000 Facebook groups designed to create fake reviews…
Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups which attempt to orchestrate fake reviews in exchange for money or free products.
The groups are set up to recruit individuals willing to post incentivised and misleading reviews on Amazon's online stores in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan.
The reviews are designed to artificially boost product ratings and therefore increase their likelihood of being bought by customers.
One of the groups identified in the lawsuit is "Amazon Product Review," which had more than 43,000 members until Meta, which owns Facebook, took down the group earlier this year.
The fraudsters behind such groups solicit fake reviews for hundreds of products available for sale on Amazon, including car stereos and camera tripods.
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