As Mark Twain (or Benjamin Disraeli) observed: 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.' The unreliability of sales statistics is especially true with the Amazon Kindle store, whose sales charts have been infiltrated by scams run through Chinese clickfarms: Scammers Break The Kindle Store Considering how some people believe everything that they read on the Internet to be solid truth, such manipulation is disturbing—even if it is just a flash in the pan. It's puzzling that Amazon can't do something to stop this fraud, but then again their driving force is making money. It's long been a source of discontent, that it's easy to buy counterfeit goods on Amazon. Consider too, the recent fuss about third party sellers of books on Amazon: SoA concerns over Amazon Marketplace trading | The Bookseller As Gordon Gekko said in the film Wall Street: 'Greed is good.'