Amazon Sues More Than 1,000 Does For Writing Fake Reviews
(October 20, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — In an effort to combat what it calls “an unhealthy ecosystem” of people writing fake user reviews for profit, online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. filed a complaint Oct. 16 in Washington state court against 1,114 John Doe defendants it contends have done just that (Amazon.com Inc. v. John Does 1-1114, No. 15-2-25395-6, Wash. Super., King Co.).
(Complaint available. Document #24-151112-006C.)
False Review Gigs
Amazon utilizes user-submitted ratings and reviews with most of the products on its website for the purpose of “inform[ing] its customers’...