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Introducing ReconBob – Buster of Crooked Third-Party Sellers on Amazon

I was recently introduced to a FREE and extremely effective database platform for Amazon consumers who want to avoid unscrupulous third-party sellers.

It is called: ReconBob.

ReconBob is a platform that makes it possible for Amazon consumers to easily access customer reviews that gives a clearer picture of whether or not the third-party seller should be trusted.

Often the reviews–which are deep within Amazon review data–is just not easily accessible.

ReconBob makes those reviews accessible, and, as a result, provides a transparency that less than reputable 3rd party sellers hate.


If you go to the ReconBob link you will see an icon to click “Add to Chrome” —- It’s a FREE extension to Google Chrome.

Each time the consumer goes to the Amazon site and searches for a product, Recon Bob will appear with an announcement that it is either “Approved” or that the shopper should be “Cautious” before making a purchase.

If the consumer receives a “Cautious” notice for the product chosen, you can click “Why?” and the reviews that substantiate the warning are displayed.


ReconBob does an insightful job of presenting indicators of what could be a third-party counterfeit seller or, a substandard seller:

  • Price: Does the price come with a risk? The seller may be taking advantage of you.
  • Product Quality: Can you trust the seller to deliver a quality item? They could have a history of selling used, expired or counterfeit goods.
  • Shipping Dependability: Have other shoppers received packages on a timely basis? Delayed packages may indicate that a seller is operating from overseas.


The founder of ReconBob is 3PM Solutions, a software company in Chicago that provides database solutions to protect brands and their customers from infringement.

If you’re an Amazon shopper, or, brand owner, or an IP attorney representing a brand, I highly recommend you explore ReconBob and the additional services 3PM Solutions provides–especially during this holiday season.

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Ron Alvarez is an IP investigations and protection consultant and writer in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. Ron has since coordinated the private investigation of international fraud and money laundering cases, as well as IP-related investigations and research involving the four pillars of IP: copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has written a number of articles for various investigative publications, as well as published "The World of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Investigations" in November 2021.

2 comments on “Introducing ReconBob – Buster of Crooked Third-Party Sellers on Amazon

  1. Excellent information Ron! Thanks for disseminating to us!

  2. Tom Manley

    Good Issue
    I like ReconBob
    The Book is excellent
    I ordered several copies to give and Gifts

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