How To Check Amazon For Fake Reviews

Here's how you can check Amazon and other major shopping websites for fake reviews.

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Amazon and all major shopping websites use a review system. However, this system is flawed as most of these reviews are fake, making products with actual ratings as low as two stars appear as four stars. This makes it especially hard for consumers to trust any of these reviews. But there are ways to check Amazon and other major shopping websites for fake reviews. The most reliable practice is to use websites to inspect your products for fake reviews.

Fake reviews are a significant problem in times like these when people prefer to order stuff online. Here are some facts to give you a scale of how big this problem is. In Amazon alone, 61% of electronics reviews have been deemed fake. There were also more than 2 million unverified reviews on Amazon as of March 2019. This problem is also evident with Amazon’s Choice products. Fake reviewers are now exploiting Amazon’s Choice feature to mislead millions of customers.

How do I check for fake reviews?

Multiple websites such as ReviewMeta, Fakespot, and TheReviewIndex can help you identify fake reviews. These sites can be used not just for Amazon but for other major shopping websites too.

Review Meta (Amazon Review Checker)

1. Open the product page you wish to check for fake reviews.

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2. Copy the link for the page.

3. Go to the Amazon Review Checker from here and paste the link.

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4. Press Run Report/Go and wait for a few seconds.

5. The site will show the actual review rating by removing the fake reviews.

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Fakespot (Amazon/eBay/Walmart/Best Buy)

1. Open the product page you wish to check for fake reviews.

2. Copy the link for the page.

3. Go to the Fakespot analyzer from here and paste the link.

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4. Press Analyze and wait for a few seconds.

5. Fakespot will give the product review a grade based on its authenticity and show the actual review rating.

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Conclusion

In times like these, where we are stuck at home, there’s no choice but to use Amazon or other shopping websites. It is easy to get fooled into thinking that the product you are eyeing is good because of misleading tags such as ‘bestseller’ or ‘Amazon choice.’ But with the help of these websites, checking for fake reviews has become very easy. So make sure to always double-check your product before buying.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Just a big nerd for everything pop culture and geeky. Pretty much in love with movies, comics, games, and awesome new gadgets.
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