Amazon Employees Allegedly Leaking Data, Deleting Product Reviews for Bribes

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Amazon is investigating a number of employees who may have provided merchants “confidential internal data and other services” in exchange for money. This information gives unscrupulous sellers a great advantage, allowing their products to place higher in searches. The employees may even be providing a way to delete negative reviews.

The trillion-dollar firm reportedly initiated an internal probe in May after being alerted to instances of this taking place in China, where it is said to be most prevalent. An Amazon representative confirmed that the company is investigating the claims, saying that the tactics would run afoul of its policy and that action would be taken against employees and merchants who break these rules.
 

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The 'deleting' negative reviews is a bit off.... not EXACTLY what happens. Its more 'round-about'

See, every Vendor has an account, those accounts get what is essentially merits and demerits based on positive and negative feedback. Many Asian Markets and Suppliers (China, Thailand, Hong Kong.. etc...) engage in all out warfare on competitors by burying their content in negative reviews. This gets the 'offending' product pulled from marketplace automatically, pending review. Even if the block is temporary, that can count for make or break sales over a given event or celebratory cause.

Also, if a particular Vendor gets enough valid negative reviews, they can lose their accounts and be black-listed from the marketplace. In an attempt to avoid that, Vendors have been working with unscrupulous Reps to make insignificant 'Title Updates' to the product, and then demand items currently being negatively reviewed flipped to the newly created ID, and thus leaving behind all those nasty ol negative reviews of disgruntled purchasers who thought they were buying a lovely chiffon and silk dress, and get essentially a polyester tube silk-screened with a similar pattern.

Yeah.. multiply this shit by literally THOUSANDS of times a week... and you get some idea of what folks in Data and Inventory Analysis have to deal with.
 
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It might be against company policy, but it's not illegal. Yet. No point in getting too worked up, these types of crimes are as old as humanity.


P.S. The Catholic Church used to sell indulgences. MAKE ME THIN is a photo app that makes you thinner. If you stop and think about it, both are the same thing.
 
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I'm not a big fan of Amazon's way of treating employees, that's for sure. Some folks here think that Amazon Prime is useless/broken/smelly, whatever. That's fine. The vast majority of [H] folks live within a 75 mile radius of a Micro Center, or some other wonderland. I live in South Central Illinois. Quite often, I'm surrounded by dozens of mouth breathing, knuckle-dragging, sister-fucking rednecks. And that's just what happens when I go to Walmart.

Point is: I have to order online. I have no other choice. Amazon Prime and Newegg are my go-to sites.
 

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I'm not a big fan of Amazon's way of treating employees, that's for sure. Some folks here think that Amazon Prime is useless/broken/smelly, whatever. That's fine. The vast majority of [H] folks live within a 75 mile radius of a Micro Center, or some other wonderland. I live in South Central Illinois. Quite often, I'm surrounded by dozens of mouth breathing, knuckle-dragging, sister-fucking rednecks. And that's just what happens when I go to Walmart.

Point is: I have to order online. I have no other choice. Amazon Prime and Newegg are my go-to sites.

I got news for you the low iq people phenomenon isn't because of where you live. That's how all walmarts are.
 
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You have no idea as to what you are talking about. You really fucking don't.
 

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You have no idea as to what you are talking about. You really fucking don't.

Are you replying to me? Cause I think I agree with the other guy in here you sound like you are a pretty scummy person. I'm sure you are really smarht though and better than everyone else cause they have teh sex with (omgosh!!!) their sisters!!!

I wonder if their a block function on this forum?
 
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Well, I never wanted to stir anything up. Unfortunately I did. I am frustrated by the fact that I live in the sticks. I used to have better diggs. I'm happily taking care of my mother. Every second spent in Walmart is excruciating. Whatever
I got news for you the low iq people phenomenon isn't because of where you live. That's how all walmarts are.
 

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i know the last negative review i tried leaving for a product was never approved to be added....i got my money back but i thought it odd they wouldn't let me share my experience
 

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If you ever wanted another reason to hate Amazon (and who doesn't?)... rumor is it they plan to give employees small raises (hourly associates only, probably a dollar an hour bump), but take away their facility profit sharing. Essentially they will be losing money over the course of the year, as profit sharing is doubled over 'Peak' and thru the Holidays :facepalm::banghead:
 

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Lefty values at work here friends. I cannot wait for honor, dignity and respect to make a comeback into American life.

For the record, their site, their rules. Nothing illegal about it.
 

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I'm not a big fan of Amazon's way of treating employees, that's for sure. Some folks here think that Amazon Prime is useless/broken/smelly, whatever. That's fine. The vast majority of [H] folks live within a 75 mile radius of a Micro Center, or some other wonderland. I live in South Central Illinois. Quite often, I'm surrounded by dozens of mouth breathing, knuckle-dragging, sister-fucking rednecks. And that's just what happens when I go to Walmart.

Point is: I have to order online. I have no other choice. Amazon Prime and Newegg are my go-to sites.
I grew up there and you sound like one of the teenagers or early 20's kids thinking they know everything because they spend tons of time reading other people's blogs online as truth.

Get some exercise and release some of that anger.
 
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Racist scum.


Ok then. I'm racist scum. Yep, that's me. My idea of a night out doesn't involve a Walmart. Unlike many other Walmarters, I try not to be in anybody's way, and if I am, I say excuse me, and get out of the way. I'd rather be shot in the face than have a family reunion involving 10 to 15 Sasquatch mouth peddlers.

Yet, that's perfectly fine etiquette in your local Walmart.

I just want to get in, and get out. I am always situationaly aware, and work accordingly. I apologize when I should, and I say Thank You.

Then I get the fuck out of that horrible place.


Listen, I understand. I'm a racist asshole. There's nothing that I can do about it.

Please call the Mattoon Walmart, ask for the electronics dept, and complain about me. My name is John Stevenson.

Edit: (217) 234-2266
 
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James Robinson

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Can't argue with the fact that Wallies is where the dregs of humanity hang out @ 3am trying to steal from under the noses of associates who just don't give a crap. It's like Red-Neck Disney Land... I was a support manager for many years. Caught a couple eating a package of raw pork sausage because their meth bing had them craving something.... cops had to arrest a woman who came in every single night for over a week and changed her 10 year olds diaper in the paint department, leave the monstrous present in the paint mixer, and walk out with a couple dozen diapers in her bag. Smacked a woman upside the head with a dust broom for trying to take a dump on the floor in the produce dept..... Always teh ass-clowns trying to bum-rush the doors with a couple TVs... or just plowing out the fire exits. Girls/Guys picking fights with their exes because they have a new girl/guy..... oh yea... real winners the lot of em. Especially love how they load up on produce, big bags of grapes, cherrys, pistachios, pudding bowls or whole cakes.. gorge as they meander around the store downing Snapples they took out of the case, or Yoohoos and energy drinks.. then walk past the registers as if they decided they don't want to buy anything 2 hours later... yeah... no..
 
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