Celebrity-run online stores punished 2012/07/14, Source, The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is imposing a total fine of 38 million won ($33,200) on six online shopping malls run by celebrities, including those managed by popular female singer Baek Ji-young and female actor Jin Jae-yeong. The move came after the commission announced its plans for the second half of the year last week, saying that it aims to build a safer e-commerce environment for online consumers as they have to pay up front before receiving their goods. Iamyuri Mall, run by Baek and Yuri, a member of the co-ed band Cool, are accused of blocking customers from sharing information about products by positing fake reviews written by its employees masquerading as shoppers,...More
Celebrities Fined for Cheating Online Customers 2012/07/10, Source, Baek Ji-young (left) and Yu-ri /Courtesy of iamyuri.com
Six online shopping malls run by celebrities were found guilty of violating the electronic commerce law and were fined a combined W38 million (US$1=W1,142), the Fair Trade Commission said Monday.
The FTC found that most of the 997 reviews posted over the past year praising the quality of products sold on the shopping site of singers Baek Ji-young and Yu-ri were written by staff. It said staff of iamyuri.com who had violated some company regulations were forced to write five favorable reviews each as a punishment,...More
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