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How To Report Suspicious Online Reviews

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, here’s how to report suspicious online reviews across some popular websites. And be sure to tell the FTC: ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Amazon Facebook Google
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FTC puts advertisers on notice: honest opinions only

Seena Gressin
If you’re like many people, before you lay your money down — particularly for big-ticket items — you want to hear what past buyers say about them. The FTC took a big step today to make sure that what
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How To Evaluate Online Reviews

Online reviews can help us decide what to buy or what company to hire. We should be able to trust that these reviews reflect the honest opinions of people who actually used a product or service
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And a smart fridge in a pear tree

Jennifer Leach
On this 12th and final day of consumer protection — just of this series, you understand, not ever — here are a few reminders as you head toward whatever holiday you celebrate (or don’t) this December
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FTC: Detox tea claims are hard to swallow

Colleen Tressler
Looking to improve your health or lose a few pounds? Maybe detox teas promoted by celebrities on social media have caught your eye. Before you pay up and down a cup, listen to what the FTC has to say
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LendEDU deceptively promoted financial products

Cristina Miranda
Online comparison sites can be great ways to check out products you want to try or buy. But are those reviews and rankings objective, accurate, and unbiased? It’s a question to always ask, and here’s
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Cosmetic company wrote fake reviews

Cristina Miranda
Do you rely on product reviews to decide if something is good enough to try or buy? Real product reviews are great at helping us make better informed decisions. But you might wonder if some of these
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Your right to post honest reviews

Bridget Small
Whether your summer plans include replacing your air conditioning, installing new flooring, or riding the range, you will probably read customer reviews to learn what people say about their