All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fake Reviews’

Amazon Sues “Fake Review” Providers

Amazon is taking a legal step to fight fake product reviews. The online retail giant has filed a lawsuit against a California man named Jay Gentile, whom the company identifies as the operator of a handful of sites including buyazonreviews.com, buyamazonreviews.com, bayreviews.net and buyreviewsnow.com. According to GeekWire, Amazon says those sites are part of an “unhealthy ecosystem” which has sprung …

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Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On More Pages, Renews Them On Others

Yelp announced on Friday that it has launched a new round of Consumer Alerts for “a handful of businesses” in its latest efforts to combat the ongoing problem of fake reviews. Do you think the fake review problem has gotten better since Yelp started posting Consumer Alerts? Let us know in the comments. Yelp first revealed the Consumer Alerts program …

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Just How Bad Is Yelp’s Fake Review Problem?

You’re probably aware of multiple controversial issues surrounding Yelp reviews. There are several to choose from. You have some businesses accusing the company of holding positive reviews hostage (with advertising being the ransom). You have a court ordering Yelp to turn over the identities of anonymous Yelp reviewers. You have people paying other people to write fake reviews, whether it’s …

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Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews

This week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 of fines. “Consumers rely on reviews from their peers to make daily purchasing decisions on anything from food and clothing to recreation and sightseeing,” Schneiderman said. “This investigation into large-scale, intentional deceit across the Internet tells …

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