Amazon has announced that it is suing AppSally and Rebatest for apparently helping post fake reviews on a number of platforms including Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Etsy.
The shopping giant is alleging that the two companies acted as review brokers for fake reviews to be posted on Amazon and other platforms.
The lawsuits aim to shut down two major fake review brokers, AppSally and Rebatest, who helped mislead shoppers by having their members try to post fake reviews in stores such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Etsy. This legal action is one part of Amazon’s comprehensive and proactive efforts to ensure a safe and trustworthy shopping experience for its customers and extensive opportunities to create thriving businesses.
“Fake review brokers attempt to profit by deceiving unknowing consumers and creating an unfair competitive advantage that harms our selling partners,” said Dharmesh Mehta, VP of WW Customer Trust & Partner Support, Amazon. “We know how valuable trustworthy reviews are to our customers. That is why we are holding these review fraudsters accountable. While we prevent millions of suspicious reviews from ever appearing in our store, these lawsuits target the source.”
You can find out more details about Amazon’s plans to shut down these two companies over at their website at the link below.