Amazon Australia shoppers hit by new scams, with fake stores ‘selling’ goods that don’t exist
Analysis by US firm Marketplace Pulse identified 36 third-party sellers on Amazon Australia that appeared to be scammers, having attracted more than 50 per cent negative feedback.
Marketplace Pulse founder Juozas Kaziukėnas said Amazon scams flooded the US site in 2017 and evidence showed the scammers were now targeting Australian consumers.
“There is a growing number of (Amazon Australia third-party) sellers who have now dozens of negative reviews and not a single positive review,” he said.
“It’s clearly a thing that has happened recently and now is becoming more common in Australia. This behaviour is apparent on all Amazon country sites and Australia is the latest one to join.”