Amazon Sues Admins From 10,000 Facebook Groups

Amazon has taken legal action targeting the operators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups, alleging that they are all involved in a conspiracy to encourage people to submit phony evaluations for items on Amazon in return for payment or complimentary things.

Obviously, Amazon is the store where you may buy everything you want without any hassle. In a similar vein, Amazon’s reliable evaluation process is a fairly accurate reflection of the items’ actual value. In a press statement made public this week, the company said that it had sued the operators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups. Apparently, these entities are working together to persuade people to write false goods evaluations on Amazon’s websites in the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Japan.


According To the Press Release

In a news statement, Dharmesh Mehta stated, “Our staff prevent thousands of dubious evaluations from reaching consumers, and this litigation takes it a stride further to find culprits working on social media.” Mehta is in charge of Amazon’s marketing partnership solutions as Vice President. One of the ways we safeguard clients by making bad players pay is by pursuing legal action against them before they do any harm.

According to the eCommerce giant, one such community had over 43,000 participants before being shuttered by the company sometime this year. As per the company, the firm’s admins were able to circumvent Facebook’s filters in place by using the generic name “Amazon Product Review” and by removing crucial characters from troublesome terms.


Business representatives told media outlets in an interview that individuals who uploaded fraudulent evaluations would be rewarded with cash or merchandise. However, the business stressed that this incentive program is not put up by Amazon itself but rather by the managers of the forums or through third-party services.

Bezos is very effective at putting down protests and gatherings. In April, it was reported that the firm was considering paying $20,000 weekly on advisers to get warehousing employees at a Staten Island facility to cease unionization attempts.