A savvy shopper's guide to spotting fake Amazon reviews

Popular Science | 10/12/2018 | Staff
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If you see the same language repeated over and over again in a number of reviews, that could indicate of foul play. Both Fakespot and ReviewMeta take this into account, but some repeated phrases are more suspicious than others. To suss that out for yourself, you’ll need to look through the reports.

For example, if you’re looking at reviews for a phone charging cable, you might see the phrase “great quality for the price” recur again and again. That statement on its own isn’t too strange. It’s much odder to read the exact phrase “i bought these for my iphone 7 plus and they transfer data to the computer really well and get it charged without any problem” in multiple reviews.

Look - Mentions - Product - Brand - Name

Similarly, look for full mentions of a product’s brand or name. It’s not normal for multiple people to refer to, say,...
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