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Conductores de Amazon Flex, presten atención al correo. La FTC acaba de enviar cheques y pagos vía PayPal por un monto total de casi $60 millones de dólares a los conductores elegibles cuyas propinas fueron retenidas ilegalmente por Amazon.

Cuando los clientes hicieron sus órdenes de pedido a través de los servicios de Amazon Prime Now o AmazonFresh, Amazon les preguntaba: “¿Cuánto desea darle de propina al recadero?” Amazon les dijo a los clientes y a los conductores que “a los recaderos se les pasaba el 100% de las propinas”. Pero según la FTC, desde fines de 2016 hasta agosto de 2019, Amazon se embolsó ilegalmente un gran porcentaje de esas propinas.

La FTC acaba de enviar 139,507 cheques por un total de $59,428,878 y 1,621 pagos vía PayPal por un total de $171,715 a distribuir entre los conductores elegibles de Amazon Flex. A los conductores a los que Amazon les retuvo $5 o más se les reembolsará el 100% de sus propinas. El monto asignado más alto asciende a $28,255, y el monto promedio es de $422.

Otras cosas que tienen que saber los conductores:

  • Deposita o cobra tu cheque antes del 7 de enero de 2022. En caso de tener preguntas sobre el pago, llama al 1-800-654-8874.
  • Los conductores que reciban cheques por $600 o más recibirán un formulario de impuestos 1099 junto con su pago. Debes reportar este ingreso en tu declaración de impuestos de 2021.
  • Para consultar información importante sobre tu cheque, visita www.ftc.gov/AmazonFlex.

Además, los conductores deben saber que, a veces, los estafadores tratan de timar a la gente que es elegible para recibir pagos haciéndose pasar por la FTC y pidiendo dinero o los números de las cuentas bancarias. Para protegerte, recuerda que la FTC nunca te exigirá que pagues cargos adelantados ni te pedirá datos delicados, como tu número de Seguro Social o información de tu cuenta bancaria. Si alguien te dice que trabaja en la FTC y te pide dinero, es una estafa.

25 Comments

Polyglot
November 02, 2021
we all needed Amazon during the isolation times.... But such a rich company to pocket hard earned money NOT belongkng to them is a , well. Amazon knows what a d who they are..,.. THANK YOU FTC!
Justina
November 02, 2021
Wow! What great work on the FTC's behalf. Who else could have gotten the drivers' tips back in their pockets!
Oldhead
November 02, 2021
How is the address determined on where the checks are being sent?
Bill
November 02, 2021
Like Amazon cares about the $. What about legal action against the Company? Isn't stealing a crime anymore?
FTC Staff
November 02, 2021

En respuesta a por Bill

The FTC brought a suit against Amazon, alleging that the company secretly kept drivers’ tips over a two-and-a-half year period, and that Amazon only stopped that practice after becoming aware of the FTC’s investigation in 2019. Amazon paid more than $60 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to pay Amazon Flex drivers the full amount of tips they received from Amazon customers over a two and a half year period. 

Olive
November 02, 2021

En respuesta a por FTC Staff

Bravo to the FTC for investigating and addressing this exploitation of its drivers! I hope the FTC will broadly publicize this. Why a settlement and not a charge? I appreciate a settlement is easier and faster, but sometimes it seems to just encourage the corporation to hide things a little better next time.
Taylor Haendel
November 02, 2021
I’ve worked for Amazon in 3 different states. If I was stolen from while working in Florida or Colorado but currently live in TN will I still receive my check? Amazon has my updated address since I moved last year but did the FTC receive my updated address?
hsiebrecht
November 02, 2021
I don't deal with Amazon and I don't like Paypal but I want to thank you for fighting for the Little Guy!
elfadlausa
November 02, 2021
How about from 2019 to now
VLAA
November 02, 2021
Will Amazon send notices to these drivers? Not everyone comes on to FTC website! Just Asking VLAA
Cacher
November 02, 2021
Amazing, & great article. Thanks for getting thier drivers the backpay, & help they need.
whodunit?
November 02, 2021
FTC, you are awesome! What an amazing job the FTC is doing! Thank you.
joan
November 02, 2021
Thank you for everything you all do for us!!
OG Flexer
November 02, 2021
I complained as soon as I knew my pay was being sliced in half. I ran the same blocks, the same routes in the same areas and always knew within a $20 range what my pay should have been. For 14 months, I emailed, called, researched how to get my fair pay and everyone at Amazon stated time and time again that my checks were accurate. Today, I find out that they stole over $12,000 from me. That was money I earned delivering in snow storms, thunderstorms and a pandemic. I delivered when no one else would, to customers that were disabled, elderly, people that were unable to get to the store and grab the items they needed. I made thousands of customers happy, and they stole from EVERYONE!! I have seen copies of the memo’s going around the FC’s, they talk about how drivers know they are missing money, so they fire the driver for complaining. Yet it happened for YEARS. Shameful and despicable business practices. Thank you FTC for doing what no driver could do—-prove we were victims of theft and gaslighting. Support small business when you can and always know theres added cost even on “deep discounts”.
PDXFlex
November 05, 2021

En respuesta a por OG Flexer

How did you find out the amount they stole from you? I've been flex'n since 2017 (still doing blocks) and I know I have something coming but have no idea how much. I actually just found out about this lawsuit today and would appreciate any resources for more information, if you have any.
Nestymzllo
November 03, 2021
If my account was cancelled by amazon. Will I receive my payment too. Will be like chek or direct deposit?
Jamila
November 05, 2021
So I just call and the phone line says the wait is over 60 minutes and just hangs up on you. How am I suppose to get through to contact someone? I worked for Amazon Flex for 3 years I wanted to see if you guys had my information.
Dee
November 05, 2021
How can I file a claim to see if I can receive my missing tips from Amazon?
Angelito
November 06, 2021
I started same with others and work just as much maybe even more and i got 1300 they got 13K they must have made a mistake on typing forgot another zero’s on my check
likeavision
November 07, 2021
A big thanks to the FTC for pursuing Goliath on behalf of us little Davids. I got a check for over $2,300 yesterday. It covered the tips I should have received for the first four months I worked for Amazon. Thanks for putting a stop to this shady business practice.
Joe
November 08, 2021
I've moved twice & can't get a ahold of anyone at FTC over the phone about whether or not I'm actually getting a refund. I worked 2016-2019.
Nash
November 09, 2021
I tried calling them but all the time is busy . I don’t understand why they don’t have online checking status for refund?