fake reviews

By Chris Dawson February 16, 2021 - 12:44 pm

Amazon review manipulation services investigated by Which?

In December 2020, Which? signed up to 10 sites offering Amazon review manipulation services, including free or discounted products in exchange for reviews, or sales campaigns for sellers to boost their positive reviews. Distressingly, but unsurprisingly, Which? found Amazon review manipulation services with: 702,000 product reviewers

eBay and Facebook pledge to tackle fake reviews

eBay and Facebook have made a pledge to stop the circulation of fake reviews on their platforms so hopefully sellers will have to worry less about fake competition. In June we reported that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) urged eBay to conduct an “urgent

Underhand businesses still tout for fake reviews on Amazon

Amazon removes a ton of fake reviews on Amazon marketplaces, but that still doesn't appear to deter unscrupulous merchants from attempting to buy reviews to boost the popularity and ranking of their products. We've heard from users who are still receiving requests to buy reviews

Duplicate Amazon Variations used for fake reviews

A new Which? report is out which reveals multiple ways dodgy Amazon merchants are using to generate fake reviews which Amazon don't spot and remove. Top of the list is duplicate (usually meaningless) Amazon variations. The report details a number of ways fake reviews are being

CMA urges eBay to stop the sale of fake reviews

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is urging eBay to conduct an "urgent review" of the marketplace to prevent the sale of fake reviews. It says that fake review services are offered for sale and auction as product listings on eBay. The competition watchdog says that

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