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Multiple Amazon BUYER Accounts to Leave Reviews. Are Proxies Good Enough?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by J1218, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    I have an FBA business and one of my competitors think's he's slick by buying some of my products and leaving 1 star reviews. He didn't hide his tracks very well at all, and I easily found out who it was.

    I reported it to Amazon, but naturally they didn't do a damn thing about it.

    So now I want to take him down hard by registering like 10-20 buyer accounts, buying his product from all of them, hitting him with the 1 star reviews, and then returning his shit.

    Normally I wouldn't do this to anyone, but seeing as this is how he wants to play, I'm not gonna sit back and take it.

    I just want to make sure that if Amazon looks into it, they can't tie this to me in any way and ban my FBA account.

    My plan is the following:

    1. Register all of the accounts through private proxies.

    2. Use pre-paid Amazon gift cards that I buy from the store to buy his items.

    3. Have everything shipped to friends and family so the items aren't showing up at random houses or getting sent back as undeliverable.

    4. Leave the 1 star reviews from the same proxy as I bought the items from.

    Would this be enough, or would Amazon be able to find me through my computer's IP address or something with my ISP/router if they came looking?

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. thespecialist1337

    thespecialist1337 Registered Member

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    looks like a waste of your precious time. dont worry about people with low ethics, they will not get anywhere. do not stoop to their level, you can be better than that.
     
  3. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    So if someone walked up to you on the street and snatched money from you, would you "not stoop to their level" for that either?

    This guy made a direct assault on my business, and because of his negative reviews, he jumped over me in the rankings and is taking money out of my pocket. Fuck him.
     
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  4. BuzzBuzzSale

    BuzzBuzzSale Registered Member

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    Send me a pm I will show you how to pound him harder than a flour mill
     
  5. senzu

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    I also think it isn't worth the time and effort the hit him back. That effort should be spent on making more money instead...but if you wanted a less technical way to go about with this revenge plan of yours, why not just pay poeple you know well enough like $20 (and the costs) to do it. Revenge can be expensive, but whatever makes you happy I guess.
     
  6. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Because I don't believe in letting things of this nature go. The time spent getting this fucker back will be well worth it to me.

    If someone calls me a name, whatever, I'll move on and it won't bother me. But directly attack my business with an aim to ruin my finances and we have a problem.

    I'll use an SEO example. If you had a site and someone hit you with negative SEO that caused your rankings to drop and his rankings subsequently took your place, would you not want to hit him back?

    Of course I am still focusing on improving things on my end, but why not do both?

    And yeah I thought about asking people I know to do it. I just don't know how many I could find that would be willing to.
     
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