Discussion in 'Online Reputation Management (ORM)' started by netmoney1, Apr 9, 2015.
Good read here.
Excellent read. Surprised it took them this long. There have been fake review sellers for years on Amazon.
Similar to how Yelp started suing for selling fake reviews too. I think even a BST seller here was one of them that got hit.
I honestly don't see anything wrong with buying reviews for Amazon if it is setup right. You'd setup a shield where you offer discounted products, and hint for a really good review in exchange for something like a payment. know there is no quick fix solution but you can blockade Amazon for a while until they change their TOS, then you'll update to match it. Honestly though, if you can't be smart and protect yourself from Amazon TOS and you wanna sell reviews, be prepared for the lawsuit incoming.
Hopefully the people in this business already have lawyers prepared for this very lawsuit, cause it's only a matter of time before it would happen.
These were probably small business with a couple employees at the most. I highly doubt they had a legal team on retainer and prepped for a lawsuit that may never come to fruition. I can guarantee they're scrambling to figure something out.
This has been going on for ages as well for Apps in the Apple store and Google play. I'm sure with case law here they will follow suit against these sort of companies. Bad part is that a lot of these services are third world or anonymous for the most part and very blackhat. Not sure if the issue is fixable beyond just putting the registered businesses out of practice.
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