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– recorded online to have poor quality ratings (e.g., multiple reports that product doesn’t work, or product fell apart, etc. with allowances for occasional bad experiences considered),

– reported online to cheat customers by not delivering a product at all, or by delivering a product that is obviously inferior to the product that the seller represented via product image (e.g., multiple reports the product was never shipped, or wrong product was shipped and return was not allowed), or

– reported to originate from suspicious locations or circumstances.

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See more on this topic from the Federal Trade Commission …

The FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking | Traffic on Twitter



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