Since last year when one of our authors stumbled upon Jay Boyer’s “Amazon success kit”, we’ve patiently been waiting for the U.S. government to arrest Jay for fraud. Jay sells two digital information products. In one he tells people eager to earn easy money how to pay someone on Fiverr to write an e-book for $5, then sell that e-book on Amazon for a fortune. He does this by selling a second digital information product which outlines how to sell reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for a dollar each, which after thousands of reviews adds up to thousands of dollars. He’s working both ends of the this fraud scam. Feel scammed? You should. Why are you shopping on Amazon?
This is just page one of “book reviews” offered on Fiverr for $5 or less and there are 349. There are hundreds of these pages. Count them below, on all on Fiverr for $5. One offers 15 five-star reviews for $5; another offers negative reviews for your competitors for even less. The next time someone tells you that “verified” reviews on Amazon mean something, show them this. 🙁
Fraud is a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain (adjectival formfraudulent; to defraud is the verb). As a legal construct, fraud is both a civil wrong (i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud and/or recover monetary compensation) and a criminal wrong (i.e., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities).