There are many different types of Amazon scammers. Some are more dangerous than others. The worst and most dangerous type of Scammer is a Fake Reviewer. Here, we will be talking about the top five types of Amazon scam artists that you should watch out for.
1) The Fake Reviewer. This individual will post fake reviews on your product to make it look like they have better feedback than they actually do, which is why you should always take reviews with a grain of salt when shopping on Amazon. Make sure to check all reviews carefully because there might be a fake review lurking in the mix.
2) The Product Stopper. This person will offer to stop your listings from being listed at all on Amazon if you give them a cut of the profits from your listing, or if you pay them directly for their services. This can also include people who offer to help you rank higher in search results by creating backlinks for your products, but again just make
The 5 Most Dangerous Types of Amazon Scammers
3) The Fake Product. This type of scammer will create a product, like a weight loss supplement, that doesn’t exist and then sell it on Amazon. They will offer to send you the product in exchange for your check or wire money to them. Pretending to have a product is an easy way for scammers to get money from unsuspecting consumers.
4) The Seller With No Shipping History. This individual will try and sell an item on Amazon with no shipping history, which is something you should always check before buying anything on Amazon. A seller without lots of shipping history is probably not a reputable business.
5) The Fake Seller. This person will do everything they can to make it seem like they are selling products legitimately just so they can sell them at an inflated rate and profit from the sale without anyone else knowing about it. They might say they are out of stock when they aren’t, or they might put up low-quality pictures while listing high-quality products so their customers think they’re getting a good deal when in reality the quality isn’t what is stated and the customer is going to end up having to pay more than expected for their purchase.
How to identify a Fake Reviewer
Take a look at their personal profile. If the person doesn’t have any reviews posted and they’re asking for your information to “guarantee” that your listing will be removed from Amazon, then it’s likely they are fake.
3) The Fake Buyer
Be wary of individuals who contact you requesting to buy your products and ship them to other countries. They might be looking for an opportunity to steal your inventory and resell it on a different platform, which is why you should never ship items internationally without confirming with the buyer first.
4) The Mystery Shopper
These people will ask you to send them a sample of your product before they purchase it so they can review it. Again, make sure to be careful when dealing with these types of people because they might not be honest in the way they present themselves.
5) The Social Media Manager
This individual might offer to help you grow your brand or audience on social media networks like Facebook or Twitter by sharing posts from your company account amongst their friends or following your account back. Make sure that if you do decide to work with this type of individual, that all agreements for services are made clear through written documents so there is no confusion later on.
How to identify the Product Stopper
Make sure to check all reviews carefully because there might be a fake review lurking in the mix. Check them for specific language about wanting to stop your listings from being listed. If someone is willing to stop listings for an extra fee, or if they are offering free services such as backlinks, then this is a likely sign that these people are Product Stoppers.
The 5 Most Dangerous Types of Amazon Scammers
How to identify the Troll
Trolls can be identified by their poor grammar, spelling, and punctuation. They often have a certain vocabulary that is similar to yours but just with the wrong words. They may engage in a lot of behavior that is not normal for your industry or use product names that are not common. The best way to identify a troll is if they seem really excited about your product, even though it’s not theirs.
4) The Product Stealer. This individual will actually create a similar product to your own and sell it on Amazon without permission from you or Amazon itself. This person will either use an exact replica of your listing or take your listings and replace them with their own copycats. They will do this in order to steal your customers away from you and make some money in the process. This type of scammer is highly dangerous because they know what they’re doing and have the skill set necessary to pull off these types of scams successfully without getting caught by Amazon.
How to identify the Copycat
Once you find a product that is similar to your own, you can start looking for the Copycat. The easiest way to identify them is by looking at their reviews. If they have a ton of reviews and all of them are 5 star reviews, then chances are that they are a fake reviewer. Also, if they are selling the same type of product as you but at a lower price, this could be another sign that someone might be trying to copy your listing.
4) The Product Dropper. This individual will offer to stop your listings from being listed on Amazon if you pay them for their services or give them some money for their assistance.
5) The Product Copier. This individual will offer to sell your products in bulk at a cheaper price than what it would cost you if you bought the items individually through Amazon’s website or marketplace – this includes any marketplace sellers offering to sell your products without owning them first (if they don’t own the products themselves).
You should always take these warning signs with a grain of salt. Although most people aren’t out there trying to scam others like these individuals are, it’s still important for us all to be aware of potential scam artists who exist within our online community.
It’s hard to trust that the products you are buying online are legitimate. You have to be careful when purchasing anything online, not just on Amazon.
The 5 Most Dangerous Types of Amazon Scammers include: The Product Stopper, the Fake Reviewer, the Troll, the Copycat and the Fake Seller. Each of these scams is devious and can have a negative impact on your business.