In our first article we explained why Amazon, lead by Jeff Bezos, has or soon will pass Bernie Madoff as the largest beneficiary of the biggest dollar scam in history. We also reviewed how brazen the fake review market is for companies on the Amazon platform (we have not seen any fake reviews offered on Ebay or Walmart), and we highlighted four fake review farms. If you found it shocking that fake review providers are shamelessly and publicly selling their wares through websites, advertising, Twitter and on videos– then the next 11 companies we’re going to spotlight (bringing the total to 15) should prove how widespread this scam is. Remember Amazon and our government bragged about taking down a single fake review ring in 2016 that resulted in the shutdown of three merchants.
What they are not telling you is that there is a very robust demand for fake server farms and the number of firms offering these services has exploded. After testing a single vertical product line on Amazon, we found that 77% of the top listed companies (including major brands) were all using fake reviews. Of course they’re not going to tell the consumer. We are now convinced this is the world’s largest consumer fleecing scandal, perhaps even a violation of the RICO Act.
Here’s what one fake review firm claims:
“The potential customers will be convinced to buy your products when going through the reviews”
Amazon analytics are definitely rewarding this illegal activity when 11 out of 12 of the top ranking companies in a single market are filled with fake reviews– many reviews numbering in the thousands. These companies are not even close to being honest. It’s common on Amazon markets for the the most successful selling products to come from the companies that take the most risk (measured by the volume of fake reviews they buy), and who hire the best fake review farms. Sadly, organic reviews are being swamped by the phonies, so honest companies have very little chance to get a positive ranking from Amazon analytics. The companies taking the biggest risks often have the worst product; they know they have little to lose.
- Amazon knows all about the fake review problem on their site.
- The scam has been documented repeatedly for them.
- Company executives have done little to address the issue.
- Instead, they look the other way, respond to complaints by claiming they took “appropriate action,” and repeatedly tell the press and the US government that “one unauthorized review is one too many.”
We have pointed Amazon to several fake review ringleaders with thousands of phony reviews. We caught them putting five fake reviews on per day and documented that the deceit started from Day One of their product launch. Still, Amazon does nothing and the fake reviewed companies continue purchasing a high volume of phony reviews. To add to the insult, these cheaters are rewarded with Best Seller and Amazon’s Choice badges on the site– This must be what Amazon means by taking “appropriate action”!
Thanks to Amazon’s negligence, lack of business ethics and complete disregard for the consumer laws of the United States, the fake review farms are running wild, convinced that they are invincible. And until something changes, they are!
When Amazon rewards the cheaters with higher rankings they put extreme pressure on everyone in the product category to either participate or die— and in many cases you now have major American and international brands buying illegal fake reviews as well. This is rotten to the core.
Here are another 12 fake review farms and their claims:
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We will obviously also leave 4 and 5 star ratings on them, depending on your instructions. The potential customers will be convinced to buy your products when going through the reviews.
They are different from regular reviews because they tend to look more genuine.
However, we will replace the reviews if they get deleted due to some reason. Also, if we fail to deliver the reviews within the given timeframe, you can request for a refund.
And there’s even more…
We’ve seen an explosion of negative reviews, especially on the firms complaining openly about this fraud. Fake review farms are offering this service (negative reviews on your competitors!) to widen their marketing appeal.
What a disservice to the consumer! Firms trying to be honest and law abiding are being hurt and displaced by the massive number of cheaters on Amazon.com and the sheer number of fake reviews. In one sector we measured a 65-1 ratio of fake reviews vs honest reviews on the products where the companies are buying phony ratings. So when these companies pay to have negative reviews placed on the products that don’t use fake reviews, they exploit Amazon’s algorithm in both directions– elevating their own rankings while pushing the honest companies down.
So is this the biggest fraud of all time? Bernie Madolff had many feeder funds but none of them knew his operation was illegal. Amazon has (at least) 15 fake review farms feeding corrupt data into their system.
These fake review companies compete openly for business across the Internet. Everyone knows they are breaking the law, yet some of them will even put their mailing address on their website. Do they seem worried?
For Amazon executives, Jeff Bezos, the fake product ringleaders, as well as the fake review farms, the profits are so good, the scale so big, the scam so easy, why not just continue? Wasn’t that also Madoff’s reason to continue?
NEXT WEEK: PART III
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