Amazon files lawsuit against fake review providers

April 10, 2015 1:32 AM

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Amazon files lawsuit against fake review providers

Amazon has had enough of fake reviews that skew its products' ratings, so it's reportedly taking the issue to court. According to GeekWire, the e-commerce giant has filed a lawsuit against a man known as Jay Gentile from California, who was identified as the operator of several websites that peddle product reviews, including,, and The Seattle TImes, however, notes that while the last two are included in the lawsuit, they are owned by different people, and that belongs to someone named Mark Collins.

The lawsuit accuses Gentile of offering fake verified reviews for a price and of telling potential customers that they can just ship empty boxes to his writers for the website to recognize the purchase. These sham endorsements are typically posted by established accounts, which you'd think twice of ...

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