How To Identify Fake Reviews on Amazon

Even though Amazon took multiple steps to tackle fake and paid reviews, they are still very prevalent in Amazon. In fact, people are paid to give fake reviews to bolster sales. Most of us know about fake review scams, yet we check out amazon reviews before purchasing the product. So, how can we spot fake reviews on Amazon and avoid buying a mediocre product?

How To Identify Fake Reviews on Amazon

Reading honest reviews before purchasing an item is very helpful to make a good purchase. The first thing we can do is not rely only on amazon reviews when purchasing anything, like check out youtube, google reviews, or other reviewing websites. Apart from this, we can do some basic checks: Are all positive reviews sounding similar? Is the company very new? Were all positive reviews given in a very close time window? 

Now To Minimize the Risk of Fake Reviews

Step 1: Go to Fakespot. We can paste the link to any Amazon product link on fakespot and receive a score regarding the likelihood of fake reviews.

How To Identify Fake Reviews on Amazon: Fakespot

Or

Download the Fakespot Extension for Chrome

Step 1: Click on ‘add to Google Chrome.’ or any other web browser you use.

How To Identify Fake Reviews on Amazon: Fakespot

Step 2: Click on Add Extension.

How To Identify Fake Reviews on Amazon: Fakespot

Step 3: Click on the extension icon, and then click on analyze this page to view the review accuracy score of that amazon product.

How To Identify Fake Reviews on Amazon: Fakespot

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