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E-commerce Reputation Manipulation

Haitao Xu, Daiping Liu, Haining Wang, Angelos Stavrou
2015 Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '15  
In this paper, we investigate the impact of the SRE service on reputation escalation by performing in-depth measurements of the prevalence of the SRE service, the business model and market size of SRE  ...  We term such an underground market a seller-reputation-escalation (SRE) market.  ...  Reputation systems are important to the e-commerce ecosystem.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2736277.2741650 dblp:conf/www/XuLWS15 fatcat:pgiq6cmilnaqza3caw5ujcieha

Dietary Supplement Labeling: Cognitive Biases, Market Manipulation & Consumer Choice

Michael A. McCann
2005 American Journal of Law & Medicine  
Indeed, approximately 60 percent of U.S. adults regularly use dietary supplements, a percentage which has escalated considerably since the passage of DSHEA. 18 Similar growth patterns have also emerged  ...  Reith Ill, Consumer Confidence: The Key to Successful E-Commerce in the Global Marketplace, 24 SUFFOLK TRANSNAT'L L.  ...  Alternatively, one might consider the privilege of the continued absence of premarket testing as a tradeoff for enhanced registration and adverse event reporting. 454 Imposing a more taxing standard on  ... 
doi:10.1177/009885880503100204 pmid:16146289 fatcat:qr6bq5mhlbh2hfd2634loxahnu

Semiotics of threats: Discourse on the vulnerability of the Estonian identity card

Andreas Ventsel, Mari-Liis Madisson
2019 Sign Systems Studies  
Our study demonstrates that the main actors of threat and the consequences of the identity card's security problems were associated with unknown hackers and the damaging of the reputation of Estonia as  ...  We explain the semiotic logic of phobophobia (i.e. the abstract concern with the devastating impacts of the collective feeling of fear) and the discourse of fear that is characterized by a significant  ...  He pointed at the pre-election struggle as a principal cause of damage done to our reputation: "When we talk of the reliability of e-services and the reputation of the Estonian state, then this is no place  ... 
doi:10.12697/sss.2019.47.1-2.05 fatcat:dgr2agr7kzalln3dexhb3gplhe

Reputational Feedback Systems and Consumer Rights

Aura Esther Vilalta Nicuesa
2018 International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution  
The recognition and integration of certain dispute avoidance tools drawn on reputation added to the regulation of some common enforcement mechanisms are key issues in the field of consumer protection.  ...  The current disparities in terms of quality among dispute resolution mechanisms, added to the fact that in practice many do not guarantee effective solutions due to a number of reasons -namely, lack of  ...  In this regard, it is known that a trader's good reputation on certain e-commerce platforms such as eBay helps them increase not only the number of sales but also the price of their products.  ... 
doi:10.5553/ijodr/235250022018005102012 fatcat:ih4s4quzevemxkcodnt6ll4oo4

Program Committee

2006 2006 Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation  
As well as many papers on distributional semantics, there were some on extending the coverage of existing wordnets, linking wordnets to new resources (especially in the medical domain), using wordnets  ...  Including the papers on embeddings, there were 15 rejections: the acceptance rate for full papers was 58% a sign of the consistently high quality of papers submitted to the conference.  ...  Fund as well as the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources for providing funding in the various phases of the AWN project; as well as reviewers and conference participants for valuable inputs  ... 
doi:10.1109/scam.2006.23 dblp:conf/scam/X06c fatcat:2dhsf7loj5hlffu2jxpmlo2qcq

Mechanism Design for Personalized Recommender Systems

Qingpeng Cai, Aris Filos-Ratsikas, Chang Liu, Pingzhong Tang
2016 Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems - RecSys '16  
Strategic behaviour from sellers on e-commerce websites, such as faking transactions and manipulating the recommendation scores through artificial reviews, have been among the most notorious obstacles  ...  to an existing mechanism from a leading e-commerce site on real data.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Yao Lu from Alibaba Group for the advice on revising the paper and her contribution to the experimental section. Qingpeng  ... 
doi:10.1145/2959100.2959135 dblp:conf/recsys/CaiFLT16 fatcat:rp7nbwvbmfgnxkkkccmb2zaboe

Study on security risks of e-banking system

Gabriela Mogos, Nor Shahida Mohd Jamail
2021 Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  
Online banking has created a new risk orientation and even new forms of risk. Technology plays an important role as both a source and a tool for risk control.  ...  The purpose of this research is to identify the security situation of the e-banking application and to analyze the risks and attacks that could occur to the customers that, although it's an e-banking application  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China. especially to Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE).  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijeecs.v21.i2.pp1065-1072 fatcat:yazsipzenfcq3i2ybokn2a2s4m

Characterizing key stakeholders in an online black-hat marketplace

Shehroze Farooqi, Guillaume Jourjon, Muhammad Ikram, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Zubair Shafiq, Arik Friedman, Fareed Zaffar
2017 2017 APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime)  
Over the past few years, many black-hat marketplaces have emerged that facilitate access to reputation manipulation services such as fake Facebook likes, fraudulent search engine optimization (SEO), or  ...  As the site provides nonanonymized transaction information, we set to analyze selling and buying behavior of individual users, propose a strategy to identify key users, and study their tactics as compared  ...  INTRODUCTION Reputation plays a very important role in online services including e-commerce sites, search engines, or online social networks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ecrime.2017.7945050 dblp:conf/ecrime/FarooqiJIKCSFZ17 fatcat:4lx4ipdc6zbg5ei4ragn3czt5a

Causes of Disputes in Online Auctions

Ian MacInnes
2005 Electronic Markets  
A b s t r a c t While much attention has been given to reputation mechanisms to deter fraudulent behaviour in online auctions, we know little about the nature of disputes or the types of problems that  ...  A buyer with a better reputation is less likely to fail to pay and the likelihood to pay appears to be related to the auction process.  ...  The seller could face reversal of payments even if he sent the product but has not taken the precaution of having proof of shipment.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10196780500083845 fatcat:6vdaszdyfjag3ddpozxhoi5qom

Social Media: The New Mantra for Managing Reputation

A. Kaul, V. Chaudhri, D. Cherian, K. Freberg, S. Mishra, R. Kumar, J. Pridmore, S. Y. Lee, N. Rana, U. Majmudar, C. E. Carroll
2015 Vikalpa The Journal for Decision Makers  
with service and product quality and allegations of price manipulation-was reminiscent of Mishra's description of events that led to a formal apology in 2014.  ...  Flipkart appeared to set the trend in apologies for brands, especially e-commerce players.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0256090915618029 fatcat:rvmxwtbjivhcjcgfm6xnnzlhty

A Critical Assessment of Online Vs Traditional Review Characteristics [article]

Nelini Jayathilake, Darshana Sedera
2021 arXiv   pre-print
With the expansion of internet-based platforms, social media and sharing economy, most individuals are tempted to review products or services that they consume.  ...  There is a plethora of studies that have discussed online rating scales and the vital role that they play in the broad context of e-commerce.  ...  The most widely used scale is the star rating and is common among e-commerce sites. It can be a three, five, seven, nine, or zero to a ten-point rating.  ... 
arXiv:2111.04452v1 fatcat:5psmgwzlb5et5g5bohyqont4l4

Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining

Bing Liu
2012 Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies  
-13m-from-index-and-more-to-build-out-a-yelp-for-the-world-of-e-commerce/. 289.  ...  Graham Charlton, E-Commerce Consumer Reviews: Why You Need Them and How to Use Them, ECONSULTANCY (Mar. 21, 2012, 11:30 AM),  ... 
doi:10.2200/s00416ed1v01y201204hlt016 fatcat:crkkef4pujfkdfmr7m3ypwls3u

Detecting Incentivized Review Groups with Co-Review Graph

Yubao Zhang, Shuai Hao, Haining Wang
2021 High-Confidence Computing  
Online reviews play a crucial role in the ecosystem of nowadays business (especially e-commerce platforms), and have become the primary source of consumer opinions.  ...  To manipulate consumers' opinions, some sellers of e-commerce platforms outsource opinion spamming with incentives (e.g., free products) in exchange for incentivized reviews.  ...  They referred to this underground market as Seller-Reputation-Escalation (SRE) markets. Cai et al. [5] employed reinforcement learning methods to detect reputation manipulation in online markets.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.hcc.2021.100006 fatcat:itdusug5unefpknjufqzhl26ti

Supply Chain Control building on Emergent Self-Organizing Effects [chapter]

Ulrich Scholten, Robin Fischer, Dimitar Bojkov, Norman May
2011 Supply Management Research  
In a major innovation we have taken results from hysteresis research and adapted them to the context of dynamic value chains. As our work distinctly focuses on stimulating the  ...  of autonomous service providers.  ...  The escalation routine is formulated in a way that a service will be already undeployed in the beginning of the escalation routine.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-8349-6691-9_15 fatcat:odu3jvhymnasvpq5oat7xbrbzi

Intelligent Evaluations [chapter]

2021 Cultural-Historical Perspectives on Collective Intelligence  
The first section of this chapter describes the rise of the reputation society, which centers on evaluating persons.  ...  Online reputation is now not only important in human work settings, but it is at the center of our lives in social media.  ...  Unscrupulous participants may find ways to manipulate the reputation scores in dishonest ways so they can earn more money in e-commerce platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1017/9781108981361.012 fatcat:obi4i544ifcpbi4brqsiqgbtgy
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