As indicated by an email seen by Reuters, Amazon.com Inc informed one customer on Thursday about a Department of Justice probe of third party retailers on its e-commerce marketplace.
The email was sent by Joell Parks, a senior law enforcement response specialist at Amazon, to a Reuter’s editorial manager, who is also an Amazon shopper.
Parks stated in his email, “We wanted to notify you directly regarding this matter if the Department of Justice contacts you in connection to its investigation,” Reuters reported.
Amazon stated it doesn’t comment on particular law requirement requests. It noted that the notification was irrelevant to coronavirus or cost gouging and was a routine official notification related to a request that preceded the outbreak.
It was not clear whether the probe would deal more than two dozen people who were charged in a federal court in Dallas for being associated with the crime circle in which thieves’ shoplifted products from shops and sold them on Amazon.
There is pressure from lawmakers on Amazon to grab sellers engaged with cost gouging amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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