Pay for Reviews

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Louisa Rettler Louisa Rettler 09/03/2017 12:03
I would like EVERYONE to know that these businesses asking to reimburse you for ordering their products is against Amazon rules and your account will be removed if you get caught. Amazon lets businesses provide a coupon & get discounted products for reviews and you can review 5 a week. When they offer you a Paypal - that is going around their rules. And also that moves it to a verified purchase and not a review purchase which is against Amazon TOS too. I think Giveaway Services should suspend these accounts for breaking Amazon's rules and jeopardizing our accounts. This is not cool.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 09/03/2017 23:12
Hi Lousia, that kind if business is forbidden on our website, as well as on Amazon website, and it can lead into account suspension for the brand, and on Amazon consequences are much higher. We would appreciate if you could click on report message whenever a brand sends you that kind of an offer.
Young Kim Young Kim 10/24/2017 13:54
I see offering free / discounted products for Amazon review is also part of Giveaway service. Isn't that also against Amazon policy? what is difference between Amazon review offer by Giveaway and business asking to reimburse ordering their products? Just looking for clarification.
Louisa Rettler Louisa Rettler 10/24/2017 14:25
Also, it is not mandatory to leave a review, that is Amazon's policy. Businesses looking to reimburse is posting as a VERIFIED purchase, not a discounted one. There are differences on reviews. You can contact Amazon yourself if you would like. It's called ethics.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 10/24/2017 23:26
Reimbursement is against Amazon policy, and also is not welcomed on our website as well. We are trying to stop all kinds of reimbursements, since it can hurt authors, and our service as well. Leaving a review for a discounted product is not against Amazon TOS, you can leave a review on Amazon even if you did not purchase the item on Amazon. But leaving a review on Amazon has to be willingly, and that is why on our website Amazon tasks are not required, you do not have to do them if you do not want to.
Eneyda Morris Eneyda Morris 12/12/2017 14:11
Please be aware that this is still happening. I was just offered a “good faith payment” to purchase and review a product. I did not reply to seller and I have reported the message to your company.
Louisa Rettler Louisa Rettler 12/12/2017 14:34
It continues to happen because the sites allow them to get away with it. If they banned the seller outright and reported their IP to Amazon, it would stop real quick. But like any site, they are getting paid to allow them to advertise here so they don't take it too seriously.
Eneyda Morris Eneyda Morris 12/12/2017 18:39
I agree. But like you I’m not about about to jeopardize my Amazon account for these sellers. We can directly report the seller to Amazon, if we wanted to.
Louisa Rettler Louisa Rettler 12/12/2017 19:05
Exactly! And have reported.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/13/2017 23:00
Hi, we have missed the one with good faith payment, but we are taking necessary steps against others. We do not support any kind of scams against Amazon, since it can hurt our authors.

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