Skip to comments.Six people indicted in Amazon Marketplace bribery scheme to help third-party sellers
Posted on 09/20/2020 10:02:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Six people have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state on charges they bribed Amazon employees to manipulate third-party seller listings on the e-commerce site, including listings for defective or dangerous products, authorities said.
Starting in 2017, the people, including two former Amazon employees, paid more than $100,000 to have listings of products and accounts that Amazon had blocked or suspended from its Marketplace, which allows third-party sellers to promote and sell their products, the Department of Justice said. The former employees also provided internal Amazon information that allowed attacks on other third-party sellers and their accounts, including flooding the sellers product listings with fake negative reviews, authorities said.
The defendants accessed contact information for Amazon employees and customers, which they shared widely, according to authorities. Three of the people were based in New York, one in Georgia, one in California, and one was in India,
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And they were all Chinese.
j/k, sorry. It's just my experience with third party sellers on Amazon, that the really bad actors are all operating out of China... Shoddy products, repackaged filthy merchandise, ridiculous return policies, slooooow deliveries, etc., are all emanating from China, with attitude.
Were these all Indians? Probably H-1B visa holders. With the Indians, it wouldn't surprise me.
Only one from India: “The six individuals charged by the DOJ are Ephraim Rosenberg, 45, a resident of Brooklyn, New York; Joseph Nilsen, 31, and Kristen Leccese, 32, of New York, New York; Hadis Nuhanovic, 30, of Acworth, Georgia; Rohit Kadimessty, 27, of Northridge, California; and Nishad Kunju, 31, of Hyderabad, India.” [CNBC]
No Chinese! They are the biggest source of fraud on Amazon, but they are not accountable.
Over half of the 3rd-party sellers on Amazon are Chinese nationals living in China.
The ones from Georgia and California sound Indian.
Strike that. The one from California sounds like a Serb.
Nuhanovic does not sound Indian to me.
“Six people indicted in Amazon Marketplace bribery scheme to help third-party sellers”
it’s become increasingly difficult to find good products from 3rd party sellers on amazon that have honest reviews ...
amazon has become like a giant mideast(chinese actually) bazaar, where the primary rule is buyer-beware ... the only saving grace is that there’s zero problems returning bad merchandise to amazon for a refund ...
and that’s really the best feedback that one can give amazon regarding bad sellers and bad products, namely making amazon and the bad sellers suffer financial loss is the ultimate feedback and basically the only one that’s going to lead to corrective action ...
Nuhanovic is a Bosnian name, apparently.
The product reviews have to be given a large dose of mistrust. At best, they are a person’s personal assessment of the product, and that cannot be expected to be objective.
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