Amazon Removing Fake Coronavirus Products And Fighting Price Gouging

Posted by at 2:02 pm on February 28, 2020

Amazon has banned more than one million products which claim to protect against the coronavirus – or even worst cure it.

The online retailer told Reuters it had also removed “tens of thousands” of overpriced health products from unscrupulous sellers.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about some misleading Amazon listings earlier this month, including fake treatments.

They are also going after price gouging.

“There is no place for price gouging on Amazon,” a spokeswoman told Reuters, referring to the practice of hiking up prices of goods to unreasonably high levels because of an increase in demand.

She cited company policy which allow Amazon to take down products that “hurt customer trust”, including when pricing “is significantly higher than recent prices offered on or off Amazon”.

The company will continue to monitor the site for price spikes, she added.

The virus, which causes COVID-19,, has killed about 2,800 people worldwide.

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