Amazon Sues 1,114 Unknown Defendants For Fake Product Reviews

Ever wonder whether the reviews that you read about a product come from real customers or whether they are conjured up to create a fake image of the product’s performance and customer satisfaction?  Amazon is concerned too and it is suing currently up to 1,114 “Does” (currently unknown defendants) seeking to uncover in discovery those who offer fake reviews for sale.  As the allegations in the complaint set forth, one such reviewer promised an “awesome review” revealing her “secret” by asking the manufacturer “you have to provide me the review text.” Another asks for an empty mailed envelope as “proof” the product was sent to her for review.  At least Amazon is policing.


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I am an intellectual property attorney and trial lawyer with an office in Southern California. I enjoy representing clients and also enjoy flyfishing, skiing, golf, writing this blog and photography (see blog header). My website is:
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