Amazon Establishes Global Counterfeit Crimes Unit

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Amazon is launching a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit, dedicated to bringing counterfeiters attempting to list counterfeit products in its store to justice, the company said in a blog post. The global team will utilize former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators, and data analysts who will support the company’s efforts already underway to protect its store from […]

How Will Amazon Buyers’ Habits Change After The COVID-19 Crisis?

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At its peak, the pandemic was certainly the largest factor that guided both the global economy, as well as individual shopping habits of everyday people. Now that the pandemic is subsiding and hopefully soon to be in the rearview mirror, we can try and piece together the effects and lessons from this very turbulent chapter […]

Amazon, Valentino File Joint Lawsuit Against U.S.-Based Counterfeiter

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Amazon and Maison Valentino Italian luxury brand filed a joint lawsuit against Buffalo, New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan for counterfeiting Valentino’s iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes, and offering the infringing products for sale on and, in violation of Amazon’s policies and Valentino’s intellectual property rights. Amazon shut down […]

Amazon To Begin Using Mastercard Tokens In 12 Countries

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Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will have their stored card credentials tokenized. By replacing a consumer’s physical card number with a token, payment information is unique to each individual transaction and can be used only by the merchant that requested it. The rise […]

Amazon Antitrust Investigations Mount With Addition Of Two More State Probes

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Amazon’s scrutiny into its business practices regarding third-party marketplace sellers intensified over the last few days. Officials in California have been probing Amazon about how it uses data from third-party marketplace sellers, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal report. The reports claim California’s investigation focuses on Amazon’s use of internal sales data to make […]

Amazon Offers New Lending Program in Partnership With Marcus by Goldman Sachs

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Amazon Lending is announcing a new partnership with Marcus by Goldman Sachs which allows them to offer a Marcus Business Line of Credit built specifically for Amazon sellers based in the U.S. Eligible sellers will receive invitations via Seller Central to apply with Marcus for the Line of Credit. Amazon started to notify some sellers […]

3M Fights Fraud on Amazon – Takes Legal Action Against Sellers

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3M filed a legal action in federal court in California, asserting that a seller on Amazon defrauded its customers by charging grossly inflated prices for fake, defective, and damaged respirator products. The lawsuit alleges that Mao Yu and his affiliated companies falsely advertised as third-party sellers on Amazon under the 3M brand. The defendants, according […]

Amazon Lawsuits Go After Fraudulent Affiliate Marketers

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Amazon stopped multiple affiliate marketing fraud schemes across the United States to protect customers from bogus emails and phone calls. Amazon filed three lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, and Texas to stop fraudulent affiliate marketing schemes. The schemes identified in the lawsuits spammed email addresses with Amazon branded-emails to entice those receiving the emails to click […]

Here is How Bad Amazon Price Gouging Detection Fails

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As states issued stay-at-home orders because of the coronavirus pandemic and more shoppers went online to purchase essential goods in March and April, law enforcement officials called on Amazon and other online marketplaces to address thousands of complaints of price gouging. In late March and most of April, the focus was on essential products such […]