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AMAZON FILES SUIT AGAINST INDIAN COMPANIES FOR ALLEGEDLY CREATING FAKE APPS

By Sri Hari Mangalam      18 May, 2020 03:20 PM      0 Comments
AMAZON FILES SUIT AGAINST INDIAN COMPANIES

Web-based business mammoth Amazon has recorded a claim in a Seattle government court for charges of a scam by two organizations in Washington and Zirakpur (Punjab) for selling counterfeit Amazon marked applications. The E-commerce giant raised claims of malpractice and product sabotage for its trademark product- the Amazon Echo.  

The claim is allegedly against two technical support organizations – Robojap Technologies situated in Covington, Washington, and Quatic Software Solutions situated in Zirakpur, Punjab. Amazon affirms that these organizations built up a technical support plan to con individuals by means of phony Amazon applications which purported to help set up Alexa-empowered Echo brilliant speakers at home, charging $150 for gadget insurance plans. 

The organization claimed that once clients downloaded the phony Amazon-marked applications, "they were incited to contact a client assistance number and could be charged $150 for pointless insurance plans". The organization further said that the respondents created counterfeit sites and versatile applications that professed to assist individuals with setting up new Alexa gadgets. 

Quatic's site is not, at this point on the web, however, the suit says Robojap oversees Quatic. "Arrangement Guide for Echo" and "Reverberation Setup Instructions and Guide," two portable applications on the Google Play Store that these organizations purportedly used to draw in clients, have been deactivated as well. 

"Amazon strives to ensure the safety of our customers, and the outright abuse of our image to beguile clueless clients in setting up their new gadgets is horrifying," an Amazon representative stated. 

The organization said it has gotten "various objections about Robojap deceiving innocent customers into accepting they are partnered with Amazon and selling them undesirable packages". 

Since its dispatch in 2017, Amazon's Echo device has changed the manner in which Indians used speakers. To furnish Echo clients with the office of transportability, Amazon propelled its first versatile keen speaker — Echo Input. 

The online business goliath has been attempting to get Indians on board by continually marketing items and highlights. Amazon has so far burned through $5.5 Bn on its India activity, including $500 Mn speculations towards food retail. It had likewise set up another 9.5-section of land grounds in Hyderabad for its 15 thousand workers in India. 

Amazon India head Amit Agarwal had before said that Amazon will keep putting towards its big picture objectives in India as opposed to getting diverted by the current circumstance. Government information shows that in 2019 alone, India saw 3.94 Lakh occurrences of cybersecurity episodes. The Indian government was planning to disclose an official cybersecurity methodology strategy in January 2020. In any case, there was no official declaration in such a manner all of a month ago. Without an official approach, the legislature has found a way to support cybersecurity and even reported awards for new businesses in this space.



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