Paying for information doesn't mean it's right, and reviews aren't always truthful
The reviews were five-star but the FTC says their truthfulness was one-star
Online "reviews" these days are often little more than disguised advertisements.
It’s been said that you can only sell your credibility one time. If that’s true, HomeAdvisor, Inc., may find it more difficult to get new clients. The clients in this case are not consumers but the contractors and handymen who pay the company to provide them with lists
Consumers have come to rely on online reviews to make decisions about important purchases but can be misled by fake reviews and by companies’ efforts to waylay negative reviews. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to put a stop to such deceptive and possibly illegal practices, and today issued
Amazon has filed lawsuits against two websites that it accuses of orchestrating fake reviews in return for money and free products. The suit charges that AppSally and Rebatest are misleading shoppers by promoting fake reviews on Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Etsy. “Fake review brokers attempt to profit by deceiving unknowing
Online reviews have been around for more than two decades and have been subject to all kinds of manipulation and whitewashing without much in the way of action from the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s primary consumer protection agency. That has now changed. Fashion Nova, LLC will have to