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breadexpert69 t1_j2bxaar wrote

Yelp is full of fake reviews. They are going to need to hire more ppl if they want to charge every fake review.


LiliNotACult t1_j2cwire wrote

I didn't know people even used Yelp anymore. Practically every review is fake. Google maps on the other hand


Wild234 t1_j2ehe1z wrote

I would say a large portion of reviews on most online sites are bogus in one way or another. It's a world wide web of lies.

Here are some examples of things I've seen first hand. Managers making multiple fake accounts to post reviews with (some even pull the long con and keep the accounts reviewing other businesses for years so it's not a one review account). Bribes to customers for 5 star reviews. Rival companies leaving 1 star reviews on all competitors. Disgruntled employees leaving fake reviews as revenge. Customers using a bad review as a threat to get what they want. Websites offering to make bad reviews go away for a fee. And much more.

And it's been going on for longer than the internet. I worked at a store once that got hammered on the local news after a customer called the station to complain they were not allowed to return a product. But they left out that the return was denied because that person was cut off after buying and returning several thousand dollars worth of products every month. And the BBB has been selling accreditation to businesses for over a century while convincing consumers that it actually means something.


EvilGreebo t1_j2elutl wrote

It's a little different here than just being a Karen though.


Yazon69 t1_j2bxpxi wrote

Yelp still exists? Had hoped that piece of shit had already been burned to the ground like it deserves to be.


UsedToBsmart t1_j2c3oxp wrote

Neither Google or Yelp have taken down the reviews of this business. Nor have they put a disclaimer on the company profile. The fact that the majority of reviews are BS and Google/Yelp don’t give a shit (because they are getting paid) is the reason I stopped looking at reviews.


its8up t1_j2c537r wrote

Yelp is a special case, tho. I've heard multiple reports of their using bad reviews to extort businesses. Their 'pay to remove bad reviews' business model is a violation of user trust. I too have trouble understanding how those shitheads are still around.


Gold__star t1_j2epajl wrote

I'm old, my eyelids sag over my vision. I was refered to this large group for an eyelid reduction.

When you go in anywhere for a procedure now you end up signing 5-10 forms. These guys stick one in that prohibits you from giving bad reviews and hope you don't read it first. If you refuse to sign, no procedure.

Jokes aside, lots of what they do isn't cosmetic, it's functional or reconstructive.


Future-Studio-9380 t1_j2e4l74 wrote

I realized that Google/Yelp had a fake review problem when I was bribed with a metal thermos to just "write a review" after I was all done buying a car at a used car dealership. That they looked right after before giving the thermos.


Teriyaki_Salmon t1_j2cawyd wrote

I mean it’s their job to manufacturer fake things everyday and so maybe those fake reviews were part of it, you know.