Seeking Halt To Fake Reviews: Amazon Files Suit Against Four Websites
Amazon has reportedly filed a complaint against four websites as the online shopping company believes these websites were disputing it with their fake reviews.
According to the Reuters, Amazon submitted its complaint in King County Superior Court in Washington on Wednesday. The eCommerce giant wants court to stop these sites from spreading bogus reviews as these badly affect Amazon’s endeavors to provide assist to people in shopping wisely.
The accused reviewing companies include buyazonreviews.com, buyamazonreviews.com, bayreviews.net and buyreviewsnow.com. So if you are trusting these sources, you might think to reconsider your decision.
Not forget, most of the users who use Amazon services make decisions to buy any product on the basis of product reviews. So if the review classifies a product as good and the product belies these reviews, their trust in Amazon will vanish in no time.
“While small in number, these reviews threaten to undermine the trust that customers, and the vast majority of sellers and manufacturers, place in Amazon, thereby tarnishing Amazon’s brand,” the complaint said.
The defendants were using Amazon’s platform unethically, dodging its detection system and review posting fees. Amazon has accused defendants of trademark infringement, and violations of federal anti-cybersquatting and Washington consumer protection laws. The accused companies did not accept Reuter’s request for commenting on the suit.
Before Amazon, Yelp Inc, the website which provides platform for posting reviews, sued yelpdirector.com’s alleged operators. Yelp accused these operators for misleading buyers with their positive reviews. According to court records, the defendants didn’t respond to the complaint.