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Samsung Fined $340,000 for Paying for Negative HTC Reviews

Samsung Fined $340,000 for Paying for Negative HTC Reviews

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Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung $340,000 for paying people to post negative HTC reviews, reports Phys.

In a notice on its website, the consumer protection body said that Samsung had organized an Internet campaign in violation of fair trade rules to praise Samsung smartphones while slamming those of HTC. The FTC set Samsung's fine at New Taiwan dollars 10 million ($340,000).

Two local marketing firms were also fined a combined total of over $100,000 for their part in the scheme.

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Samsung Fined $340,000 for Paying for Negative HTC Reviews

PaulMOGG - October 25, 2013 at 8:45am
Well this is the tip of the iceberg I'm sure wonder what other dastardly tricks will come to light from Samsung ?
Wolfmen1989 - October 25, 2013 at 1:25am
Hahaha i thought samsuck would die by not selling enough phones but I gets the will go bankrupt just by paying fines apple and htc are getting a lot of money from them lol
SEQ2 - October 25, 2013 at 12:52am
To all Samsung Galaxy Fanboys, pls make sure you all get paid for hating iPhone or any other smartphones. Or else, just keep it to yourself envying others with better devices.
Thoune - October 25, 2013 at 12:34am
That's the Bad Ass Samsung !!!
Some1 - October 24, 2013 at 9:58pm
Lol. Doesn't surprise me a single bit. Only a POS Korean company like fagsung would do such a thing.
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