Amazon foils plot using phones in trees to get more deliveries

Amazon says it has stopped a scheme that used smartphones in trees to game delivery

Curated via Twitter from Engadget’s twitter account….

An insider aware of Amazon’s order system told Bloomberg that fixing the issue that allowed the effort only required altering a “few lines of code. ” It could create a “dead zone” around places like Whole Foods to prevent gaming attempts.

The company hasn’t confirmed the move, instead saying that waiting in the parking lot or using store WiFi was “not an effective way” to claim delivery orders.

Contract drivers talking to Bloomberg said that they’re now getting more routes even when they’re miles away from the Whole Foods locations that had been hubs for the scheme.

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