Wire fraud in the age of e-commerce

I am currently assembling a comprehensive report on online wire fraud in the United States and am looking for first-hand information on any of the following US-based entities that defraud consumers by means of electronic communication.

Price Fixing of Services with Third-party Contractors via Online Applications:

Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER)
Lyft Platform (NASDAQ: LYFT)
Amazon Home Services (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Handy HQ (HomeAdvisor, NASDAQ: IAC)
Porch Group (NASDAQ: PRCH)
DoorDash (NYSE: DASH)
Gopuff (GoBrands, Inc.)
Grubhub (NASDAQ: GRUB)

Price Fixing and Allocation of Consumer Goods with Third-party Sellers via Online Retailers:

Amazon Marketplace (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Walmart Marketplace (NYSE: WMT)

Price Fixing and Allocation of Real Estate Services with Third-party Realtors via “Shell” Online Real Estate Brokers:

Realtor ReadyConnect Opcity (NASDAQ: NWSA)
Zillow Flex (NASDAQ: ZG)
Opendoor Brokerage (NASDAQ: OPEN)
Redfin Partner Program (NASDAQ: RDFN)
Xome Concierge (NASDAQ:COOP)
Rocket Homes (NYSE: RKT)
mellohome (NYSE: LDI)
HomeLight (HomeLight, Inc.)
OJO Labs (OJO Labs, Inc.)
Better Real Estate (Better Holdco, Inc.)
Blend Realty (NYSE: BLND)

Offers of Illicit Incentives to Third-party Realtors via Online iBuyers:

Offerpad (NYSE: OPAD)
Opendoor (NASDAQ: OPEN)

Distribution of Pirate Currencies via Online Applications:

Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN)

Misclassification of Workers via Online Applications:

Amazon Flex (NASDAQ: AMZN)

Tying of Digital Services via Online Applications:

Apple Pay and App Store (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Google Pay and Play Store (NASDAQ: GOOGL)

#wirefraud #antitrust #pricefixing #ecommerce #ShermanAct #FTCAct #RESPA #FLSA #MintAct

Author: Litesand

Antitrust, real estate, e-commerce, fintech, proptech, bigtech

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