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I was reviewer #298 when Amazon deleted ALL my reviews and canceled my VINE reviewer status. This followed an email inviting me to review a product in exchange for reimbursement of the product cost which I declined. The email/invitation was sent to many Amazon reviewers and was forwarded, along with the mailing list for it, to Amazon by an apparently self-righteous reviewer - to whom this email was also sent, named Martin Fried. Within 48 hours of his doing this, my reviewing 'privileges' were ended and all of my approximately 1500 reviews were summarily deleted.
If I try to post a review now, this is the message I receive:
"We apologize but Amazon has noticed some unusual reviewing activity on this account. As a result, all reviews submitted by this account have been removed and this account will no longer be able to contribute reviews and other content on Amazon. If you would like to learn more, please see our community guidelines. To contact us about this decision, please email firstname.lastname@example.org."
Requests to Amazon for a more detailed explanation have gone ignored. Now I, too, am an unearned outcastl
Reason of review: Dismissal as a reviewer..
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
Amazon Pros: Upper level customer service.
Amazon Cons: Being summarily dismissed as a reviewer, Bad - unprofessional.
Location: San Rafael, California