Original review updated by user Jan 14, 2021
I was paying for ads on etsy to be on the first pages of etsy when people search for 'christening dress'.
This is what I was trying to do for my shop until I noticed that an Esy's store by the name of 'Baptism by Laurenza' listings pop up each time and fill out almost all the results in the entire first page. These ADS ARE NEVER PAID ADS.
This has been going on every day, I noticed that the store was selling like crazy ever since it opened about a year ago.
No wonder store has more than 14,500 sales in less than a year.
NONE OF ITS ITEMS ARE HANDMADE AS THEY CLAIM.
ALL OF THEIR ITEMS ARE MADE IN CHINA and AVAILABLE on AMAZON and AliExpress.
This is obviously an insider job and it needs to be reported to etsy's fraud investigation team.
This person is definitely an insider and works as an IT or search engine optimization person. He/She has access to the best selling products of other stores too and lists them on their store.
This is not only a very bad news for all sellers and buyers but also for Etsy itself as a publicly traded company.
User's recommendation: Report Baptism by Laurenza store to the Fraud Investigation Team.
Preferred solution: Etsy MUST look into this seriously it violates federal laws of inside trade.