Nov 8, 2013 — Restaurants with a "weak" reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.
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.
Dec 9, 2012 — The next time you are about to post a scathing review of a business on a site like Yelp or Angie's List, you might want to think twice. This week, a housing contractor sued a former customer for $750,000 in defamation charges after she posted a negative review.