Phony book reviews on Amazon? Maybe
January 3, 2012 | 11:46 am
By Paul Biba
Got this email from Brigid Alverson and thought it was interesting enough to share. I went in and looked at the remaining reviews and they make interesting reading:
I write about digital comics, and I’m a big fan of Teleread. I just ran across this on Amazon and I thought you might be interested:
Long story short: The book had something like 250 5-star reviews, all of which were apparently planted by the author or his surrogates. He even took the time to leave feedback on his reviews. People started complaining and Amazon took them down. There are now six reviews left, all scathing.
Justice is swift on the electronic frontier!
Happy new year!