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This tool helps you spot fake reviews on Amazon

Feb 21, 2017, 4:31 AM EST
(Source: annie/flickr)
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In the wake of growing fake product reviews populating the pages of Amazon store, a website called Fakespot, red flags such phony comments, thus helping the consumers make their buying decision without any manipulation.    

The user can copy the link to the product page on the Fakespot website, and the tool performs an analysis of the reviews. Depending on certain parameters, Fakespot grades the reviews from “high-quality” to “low-quality,” alerting the user about the authenticity of overwhelmingly positive or negative comments, writes CNET.

The tool is available as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, which makes the even quicker and simpler. In the effort to combat fake reviews, Amazon also offers “verified purchase reviews,” which means that the company ensures that that person posting a comment on a product actually bought it from the store and didn’t get it at a hefty discount, notes News 8.

TAGS: Amazon
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