Database Reveals Over 200K People Involved in Posting Fake Reviews on Amazon

PCMag
PCMag
May 11 · 2 min read
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The data shows third-party Amazon vendors working with customers to reward fake, positive reviews.

By Matthew Humphries

Can you trust the reviews that appear for products offered by third-party vendors on Amazon? An open database discovered on Amazon’s servers reveals you can’t, and it poses a big problem for…

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