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Thousands of ‘fake’ customer reviews found on popular tech categories on Amazon

Tech products such as headphones, fitness trackers and smartwatches are dominated by 'unknown' brands on Amazon, and littered with fake reviews. What's the issue and how can you spot a fake review?

Which? reveals ‘Don’t Buy’ tech with 4-star customer reviews online

A Which? snapshot investigation has revealed a range of home and tech products with large numbers of positive customer reviews online – yet all of them were rated Don’t Buys in...

Which? uncovers fake five-star reviews flooding Amazon

Concern over fake reviews on Amazon.co.uk took a bizarre twist after hundreds of five-star ‘customer’ reviews of a phone charger suddenly appeared on the site. A Which? member alerted us to the issue and took a screenshot showing how several negative reviews of the product had vanished. Despite these red flags, the charger was awarded ‘Amazon’s Choice’ towards the end of last year.

Fraudsters writing fake Tripadvisor reviews could face jail

A fraudster has been jailed for selling fake Tripadvsior reviews to hospitality companies in one of the first cases of its kind. He was the owner of Promo Salento, a company which sold fraudulent listings to business owners to help boost their profiles on the site.

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