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Re: Fake Reviews on Amazon
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 03:43:53 PM »
from the article:

Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d been writing. The review included a sentence about the case’s sleek design and cool, clear volume buttons. He finished off the blurb with a glowing title (“The perfect case!!”) and rated the product a perfect five stars. Click. Submitted.

Jake never tried the case. He doesn’t even have an iPhone.

Jake then copied the link to his review and pasted it into an invite-only Slack channel for paid Amazon reviewers. A day later, he received a notification from PayPal, alerting him to a new credit in his account: a $10 refund for the phone case he’ll never use, along with $3 for his trouble — potentially more, if he can resell the iPhone case.

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Re: Fake Reviews on Amazon
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
Fake reviews on Amazon?
I'm shocked. I tell you, shocked.
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Re: Fake Reviews on Amazon
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 10:12:07 PM »
I never realized that the fake reviews was that intense. Yes, I knew about how fake reviews bumped up products in the search results but never realized that there was a "business" for fake reviews. Sheesh.

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Re: Fake Reviews on Amazon
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
Sleazy...just plain sleazy.


  

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