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Amazon is investigating claims that employees deleted reviews and sold sales data to sellers

5 days ago   |   By The Verge

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal published a report that revealed that sellers have bribed Amazon employees to get access to internal sales data or to delete negative reviews, and that the company has launched an investigation into the practice.
According to the report, middlemen use social media sites like WeChat to track down Amazon employees, offering them cash to turn over internal information or to delete negative reviews. The WSJ also reports that it costs roughly $300 to take down a bad review, with brokers “a five-review minimum” per transaction. Amazon employees have also been...
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Amazon reportedly probing employees leaking data for bribes - CNET

Amazon reportedly probing employees leaking data for bribes - CNET

5 days ago   |   By CNET

Brokers working for Amazon employees also offer to have negative reviews deleted, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Amazon looks into reports of staff leaking data to merchants

5 days ago   |   By Engadget

Bribery in tech companies or their supply chains in is nothing new (there are numerous stories of factory workers leaking unannounced products), but Amazon is grappling with some particularly serious concerns. The company has confirmed to the Wall S...
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Some Amazon employees are reportedly accepting cash bribes from online sellers to delete negative product reviews

Some Amazon employees are reportedly accepting cash bribes from online sellers to delete negative product reviews

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Some of Amazon's online sellers are offering bribes to Amazon employees to take down bad reviews or retrieve confidential information, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The practice, which is especially common in China, has reportedly launched an internal investigation within the company.
For Amazon's online sellers, a negative product review can be extremely damaging to businesses selling their products on the retail giant's site.
In order to quash bad feedback, some sellers are offering Amazon employees bribes to obtain bad reviewers' email addresses or to erase the negative review from...
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