How Scammers in China Manipulate Amazon

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  • Published on:  12/17/2018
  • Chinese sellers resort to a wide range of cunning techniques to manipulate product listings on Amazon and boost sales. WSJ’s Jon Emont investigates their strategies and explains how consumers can detect sham listings. Image: Crystal Tai. Video: Clément Bürge/WSJDon’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81XyMore from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.comVisit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/videoOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJOn Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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  • visualverbal
    visualverbal 8 months ago+3297

    Funny the chinese guy speaks english as perfectly as the israeli guy and they still need to put the subtitles

  • Martin Ersatz
    Martin Ersatz 7 months ago+730

    Chinese - scammer
    American - marketing and B2C optimization consultant

  • Chris Perry
    Chris Perry 7 months ago+124

    You had to fly all the way to China to find out Amazon reviews are faked?! 🤦‍♂️

  • Bull Bear
    Bull Bear 3 months ago+377

    Interview him as entrepreneur. Report him as scammer.
    What a double face news channel

  • sexy korean girl
    sexy korean girl 7 months ago+178

    he speak perfect english. why the caption?

  • ziljin
    ziljin 8 months ago+1620

    Howard's English is better than the narrator. Why do we need subtitles for him but not the narrator?

  • Tr
    Tr yesterday+1

    Poor misleading journalism and clearly biased, if not lowkey racist.

  • Unreliable Narrator 66
    Unreliable Narrator 66 5 months ago+192

    These tactics are not unique to China. They are used globally.

  • Munitia Blastpaw
    Munitia Blastpaw 7 months ago+682

    Amazon: Pays employees pitiful wages, keeping them desparate and destitute
    Amazon Employees: take bribes
    Amazon: shocked pikachu meme

  • yk15115
    yk15115 6 months ago+135

    Lol "Everyday I wake up to check reviews to see if I'm in business" Amazon basically owns you and your "business" and do whatever they please with you.

  • Sabinro
    Sabinro 8 months ago+658

    It's funny there is cc when Chinese guy speaks and not when Israel guy lol

  • Asif Sarfaraz
    Asif Sarfaraz 7 months ago+38

    This just makes me not want to buy from
    Amazon and just walk into the store instead.

  • Kirby Zhang
    Kirby Zhang 7 months ago+29

    hey you scammed professor amazon by pretending friendly then making him look bad.

  • TheBestYoutubeChannelEverTimesInfinity

    "It's a Jungle" ... yeah man, youre selling on a site called Amazon lol try ebay

  • Daisy Chance
    Daisy Chance yesterday

    That Chinese guy seems to have no sense of shame about his business practice. He sounds very proud of what he is doing. He even called himself a ‘Professor of Amazon’

  • ed4 all
    ed4 all yesterday

    And that is exactly why i love going to malls . Exercise , retail therapy , satisfaction , all in one . Lets bring our malls back instead of relying heavily on online scam artists and negligent companies.

  • Achilleas Labrou
    Achilleas Labrou 7 months ago+79

    I very rarely trust third party sellers of Amazon. Many many of them are so obvious scams especially with flash USB drives and SD cards. Even when an item is sold by a third party seller and delivered by Amazon that doesn't mean that the Amazon has the knowledge or the responsibility to check what is exactly delivering.
    I trust and love Amazon when something is sold and delivered by Amazon.
    eBay is by far better with individual sellers.

  • Steven Mosley
    Steven Mosley 7 months ago+37

    "How All Successful Hard Working Online Businessmen Stay in Business"

  • Meg La'don
    Meg La'don 5 months ago+13

    I sold on amazon for a year and a bit before I quit. I had the review scam and someone bought all my products and returned them after Christmas( which cost me money per item). I contacted amazon daily for like a a month and nothing was done I packed up paid my losses and now have over 1000 pairs of headphone sitting at home.

  • Tsetsi
    Tsetsi 7 months ago+269

    They did not say how this man does it