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Client asking for Amazon review

jacquelinedavis
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Jacqueline D Member Since: May 24, 2021
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Hello!  I have completed and submitted deliverables for my client, which was proofreading a children's book.  This was a fixed-price contract and the client has deposited the single milestone.  The client indicated that they were happy with my work but is now requesting that I leave a review of the book on Amazon.  I did not pay for the book (it was sent to me in digital form for proofreading). I would not have accepted this job if I had known in the beginning that a review was an expectation of this client.  I would appreciate any advice.  Thank you!

tlbp
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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
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Politely explain to the client that because you were paid to read the book (in order to proofread it), it would violate Amazon's TOS for you to leave a review there. Upwork TOS prohibits you from violating other platform's TOS. So, for both of these reasons you cannot add your review to their Amazon listing. 
Hopefully, their request was a misundestanding. If not, your next step would be to report the situation. 

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jacquelinedavis
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Jacqueline D Member Since: May 24, 2021
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Thank you!  I did as you recommended and the client was very understanding.

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I recommend politely explaining that Amazon has extremely aggressive policies prohibiting this, policies that they actively enforce, and you don't want to risk seeing your client's book de-listed from the platform.

jacquelinedavis
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Jacqueline D Member Since: May 24, 2021
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Thank you!

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