How do you know that this is that case? I talked to Google Shopping and they denied this practice.
yeah and i've already found correlations with a scam airline service.
not saying were getting abandoned carts from a scam airline service, but this bot used the same fake picture and name.
Found a great resource for our bot issue!
We could be looking at OAT-021 Denial of Inventory or OAT-011 Scraping
Found a bunch of articles like this that give little dummy guides to these kinds of issues because they are selling a solution. but i like this one because of this part:
"Threat actors try their best to disguise their bad scraping bots as good ones, such as the ubiquitous Googlebots. DataDome identifies over 1 million hits per day from fake Googlebots on all customer websites."
I don't have much evidence for any specific bot that's doing it. I have a feeling its not pricingbot speicifically, but something less legitimate.
you should also know that from doing some searching around I've noticed that this is not a shopify-specific issue:
Also a nice little facty image (important to make note that it was made by a company promoting their services):
here's a screenshot from freelancer.com looking for someone to make a program like this: