Amazon confirms employee shared user details with third-party sellers

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 08, 2018 15:10 hrs

Washington: After reports emerged about Amazon employee allegedly sharing customer data with third-party sellers, the e-commerce giant has started notifying affected users.

Amazon has already fired the employee in question and removed the seller who purchased customers' email addresses, Engadget reported. It was previously reported that sellers have paid as much as USD 2,000 to get access to the data.

Amazon is also asking customers to flag off instances where they receive unsolicited emails from sellers, who could offer them free or discounted goods if they changed their negative reviews and low ratings of the seller on the site.