Seattle – (work wire) – Amazon.com, Inc:
Yesterday, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan indicted four individuals in more than 30 indictments for their role in defrauding Amazon’s textbook rental program. The charges include mail fraud, electronic fraud and making false statements. Amazon’s powerful anti-fraud systems discovered this scheme and supported the multi-year investigation.
You can view the related press release here: https://www.justice.gov/Usao-wdmi/pr/2021_1014_Talsma
Statement from Amazon:
Only through close cooperation with law enforcement authorities can such fraud be prosecuted. We are grateful to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, the FBI, and the U.S. Postal Inspector of Michigan for their full follow-up on this case. Fraud undermines our customers’ trust, and threatens the value and choice that entrepreneurs, authors, and publishers provide to millions of customers through our stores. We will continue to pursue all available measures to protect our customers and hold the perpetrators accountable.
Case: 1: 21-cr-00180-HYJ, United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Amazon has a long history of protecting its customers from fraud and abuse: