Be On the Lookout for Fake Amazon Reviews
Hello, my name is Shannon Zimmerman and I have an Amazon shopping problem.
Seriously. This pandemic has led me to do so much online shopping, (mainly Amazon), that I am starting to feel embarrassed about how many times Prime drivers stop at my house each week.
Another shopping behavior the COVID-19 pandemic has created for me is the attention I pay to customer reviews. It used to be if I found something I wanted for a great price online I bought it. Now, I read a ton of reviews before I hit the "add to cart" button.
Have I been burned by a less-than-quality product before? Sure, but I've never been persuaded to buy something that is unsafe, which is a big problem Amazon is dealing with right now.
According to cnbc.com;
Amazon did tell CNBC that each week they analyze over 10 million review submissions aiming to stop them from ever being published, but some still find a way to make it through.
Obviously, if you notice a bunch of negative reviews and then see a gleaming one, the majority should rule when making a buying decision. If the price is way lower than the exact same product offered by different sellers, it's likely a scam waiting to happen. Some fake reviews are not so easy to spot though, watch this video so you don't fall victim to a really terrible purchase today...