Amazon tries to snuff out a bunch of Kindle publishing scams

Amazon tries to snuff out a bunch of Kindle publishing scams

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The Amazon Kindle Oasis.


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Amazon has been working for years to clean its sites of fake reviews and fake products. It’s still got work to do.

The online retailer on Wednesday filed five separate legal actions through the American Arbitration Association to cut down on a variety of alleged scams used to make money on Amazon’s Kindle self-publishing service, according to documents obtained by CNET.

“Today’s news reflects yet another step in our ongoing efforts to protect readers and authors from individuals who violate our terms of service and manipulate programs readers and authors rely on,” an Amazon spokesman said in a statement. 

He added that only a “small minority” of those using Kindle Direct Publishing engage in such scams.

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