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Post  fatbob5 on Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 am

Online retail giant Amazon's website is flooded with fake five-star reviews for products from unfamiliar brands, consumer group Which? has claimed.

Household names were largely absent from top-rated reviews on popular items such as headphones, smart watches and fitness trackers, it concluded.

Thousands of reviews were unverified, meaning there was no evidence the reviewer bought the product, it said. .........

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Post  Lord Edmund Moletrousers on Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:07 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Online retail giant Amazon's website is flooded with fake five-star reviews for products from unfamiliar brands, consumer group Which? has claimed.

Household names were largely absent from top-rated reviews on popular items such as headphones, smart watches and fitness trackers, it concluded.

Thousands of reviews were unverified, meaning there was no evidence the reviewer bought the product, it said. .........

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My only surprise is that anyone else should be surprised by this.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:15 am

most reviews on online sites will be faked.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:22 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Online retail giant Amazon's website is flooded with fake five-star reviews for products from unfamiliar brands, consumer group Which? has claimed.

Household names were largely absent from top-rated reviews on popular items such as headphones, smart watches and fitness trackers, it concluded.

Thousands of reviews were unverified, meaning there was no evidence the reviewer bought the product, it said. .........

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bob should you really be using nazi symbols as your avatar

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Post  Lord Edmund Moletrousers on Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:24 am

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bob should you really be using nazi symbols as your avatar

I thought it was an angular egg timer.......
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Post  fatbob5 on Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 am

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bob should you really be using nazi symbols as your avatar
Where do you get that idea from?
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