Amazon sellers boost listings with reviews from different products

Unscrupulous businesses are exploiting weaknesses in Amazon's review system to fraudulently boost their listings with reviews lifted from completely different products, a Which? investigation has found.  The consumer watchdog found that nine out of 10 of the top-rated headphones on the online marketplace carried glowing reviews for unrelated products, ranging from cuddly toys to jigsaw…

CMA to investigate Amazon and Google for fake reviews

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to gather further information to determine whether Amazon and Google may have broken consumer law by taking insufficient action to protect shoppers from fake reviews. The move comes after an initial CMA investigation, which opened in May 2020, and assessed several platforms’ internal systems and processes for identifying…