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Best-selling Amazon products show signs of fake and incentivised review practice

Best-selling Amazon products show signs of fake and incentivised review practice

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2021, a Which? investigation into some of Amazon's bestselling products has revealed repeated claims from buyers of being offered incentives for positive reviews.

Covid cancellations: couples still left out of pocket by wedding venues keeping their cash

Covid cancellations: couples still left out of pocket by wedding venues keeping their cash

Many couples are still struggling to get the refunds they’re legally entitled to for weddings cancelled due to the pandemic. A year after we first raised the alarm that venues...

Funeral directors still not being clear about their prices

Funeral directors still not being clear about their prices

Funeral directors must be more transparent about pricing to prevent vulnerable customers paying inflated prices.

Facebook to suspend users promoting fake reviews

Facebook to suspend users promoting fake reviews

Facebook has promised to suspend or ban users who repeatedly set up groups and profiles that promote, encourage and facilitate bogus or misleading reviews across Facebook and Instagram, both of which it owns.

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home residents who receive free care on the NHS were wrongly charged over £300 per week by Care UK. The residents at Care UK’s ‘premium’ care homes were told...

Why you’re paying too much for your hotel

Why you’re paying too much for your hotel

Travellers are paying up to 12% too much for their hotel room, an investigation by Which? Travel has found. Booking.com and other big multi-national booking sites promise to offer you the best price. But there’s a little-known trick which will save you money. When we tried it, we got a better deal eight out of 10 times.

Facebook and eBay pledge to combat fake reviews

Facebook and eBay pledge to combat fake reviews

Following 'troubling evidence' of a thriving marketplace for fake reviews revealed by the CMA in 2019, Facebook and eBay have signed up to agreements to tackle the issue. What action has been taken?

Currys PC World must make extended warranty sales clearer, regulator warns

Currys PC World must make extended warranty sales clearer, regulator warns

The Competition and Markets Authority carried out a mystery-shopping exercise that raised concerns Currys PC World may be mis-selling extended warranties.

Booking.com still misleading holidaymakers with ‘1 room left’ claims

Booking.com still misleading holidaymakers with ‘1 room left’ claims

Booking.com is still giving a false impression of hotel availability to rush consumers into making a booking, Which? Travel has found. Our snapshot research repeatedly found that ‘only 1 room left on our site’ prompts didn’t ring true when clicking through to the booking page.

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Facebook and eBay urged to act on fake reviews

Facebook and eBay urged to act on fake reviews

'Troubling evidence' of a thriving marketplace for fake online reviews was found between between November 2018 and June 2019, including a number of Facebook groups where people offered to write fake reviews, and eBay listings offering fake reviews for sale.

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