Sep 23, 2013 — Nineteen companies agreed to pay more than $350,000 in penalties to settle accusations that they wrote or bought phony online reviews of their products, services or restaurants.
Sep 23, 2013 — New York's attorney general announced penalties Monday for attempts to manipulate consumers. Nearly 20 companies admit to writing fake online reviews on consumer-oriented websites.
Jan 4, 2013 — So few people are reviewing their doctors online that one patient's complaint can skew ratings, a study about urologists finds. The results suggests that available crowdsourced rankings of doctors should be taken with a grain of salt.
Sep 12, 2012 — Online reviews of restaurants, travel deals, apps and just about anything you want to buy have become a powerful driver of consumer behavior. Unsurprisingly, they have also created a powerful incentive to cheat.