After information circulated to Amazon employees who allegedly shared customer data with third-party vendors, the e-commerce giant began to notify the affected users.
Amazon has already fired the employee in question and removed the seller who bought the customers’ email addresses, Engadget reported. It has already been reported that sellers have disbursed up to $2,000 to access the data.
Amazon also asks customers to report when they receive unsolicited emails from sellers, who may offer them free or discounted products if they change their negative reviews and the seller’s poor ratings on the site.
Last month, Amazon said it was investigating allegations that some of its staff have sold customer personal data to third-party sellers, particularly in China.
“We have a zero tolerance for abuse of our systems and if we find bad actors who have engaged in this behavior, we will act quickly against them, including ending their accounts, removing criticism, blocking funds and taking legal action, “Amazon had said in a statement.