Hotel Openly Advertises For Fake TripAdvisor Review Writers

It’s no secret that hotels put bogus user reviews of themselves on sites like TripAdvisor, but usually they’re more discreet than this. TripAdvisorWatch found an example of an owner of several hotels in Hanoi posting on under his real name asking “if anyone can teach me the way to write reviews on this forum in which my reviews can not be found as fake and be removed.”

The posting generated a bevy of bids for the project, many from people who said they had been paid to post fake online reviews in the past.

Always read user reviews with a grain a salt and look for overall themes reflected in comments across several different sites. User reviews are just one data set you use when making a purchasing decision.

In other news, if you’re looking to earn some extra cash…

Earn Money Writing TripAdvisor Reviews [TripAdvisorWatch]

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