Samsung Embroiled in Fair-Trade Investigation in Taiwan over Fake Web Reviews
April 19, 2013 9:17 AM
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Samsung allegedly hired students to criticize HTC devices
Samsung has found itself in hot water in Taiwan with fair trade officials after allegations surfaced that the company hired students to post false, critical reviews of HTC products online.
Samsung, for its part, has stated that the "unfortunate incident" goes against the "fundamental principles" of the company.
If Samsung is found guilty of false advertising, it and its local advertising agency could face fines of up to 25 million Taiwanese dollars. A Fair Trade Commission spokesperson said that the investigation began after a series of complaints were received against Samsung.
More fuel was added to the fire when a Taiwanese website posted documents that allegedly show Samsung had been recruiting students to anonymously offer praise for Samsung devices on the internet and simultaneously criticize HTC offerings.
Samsung's legal troubles with false advertising aren’t the only false advertising allegations the company is fighting. LG sued Samsung in South Korea over claims of false advertising. In that case, Samsung
LG for $45 million.
Samsung was also fined in Taiwan earlier this year over misleading advertisements having to do with specifications for the camera on the Galaxy Y Duo.
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RE: Shaking my head...
4/19/2013 4:04:07 PM
You don't even read my posts. All you do is pile on any time you see one of your BFFs make a post.
The topic here is Samsung being in hot water over a covert marketing scheme. I simply stated that they've most certainly targeted Apple as well.
You two should just stop... All your 'Samsung is God, down with Apple' stuff does is add insult to injury.
RE: Shaking my head...
4/19/2013 4:20:49 PM
The topic is Samsung, correct, yet, you had to throw Apple into it. The article didn't mention them, you did. And yes, we do read your posts. One you mention Apple, then in another, you say you don't and I showed you as a liar.
I think it's you who should stop. You make yourself look like an AppleTool.
And yet another retarded "Samsung is god" bullshit, no one but you and the other AppleMorons seem to claim that others say that.
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