Italy fines TripAdvisor €500,000 (£392,000 / US$600,000) over false reviews – It is very clear that TripAdvisor has no way of detecting fake reviews and / or damaging lies. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/dec/23/italy-fines-tripadvisor-500000 Back in October 2014 we were contacted by Giovanni who claimed to be working for the Italian Watchdog and kindly asked us to post 3 what we call “Opinion Reviews” [ all positive ] for 3 different Italian establishments . Other than the reviews themselves, all the info and details about establishments were provided. We GLADLY got started…. On October 3rd we posted 1 review, and on Oct….
YES I did agree to your Terms and Conditions, and YES I did know there was a non refundable ONE Night fee in your cancellation policy, however I only booked 12 hours ago, I now need to cancel.. If you don’t give me a FULL refund, I will post horrible REVIEWS on TripAdvisor, and will have my friends & family do the same… TripAdvisor claims, and would like YOU to believe that they offer reviews you can trust. In reality they offer the worlds largest uncontrolled platform where anyone can create as many profiles as they wish, and start posting invalidated…
Rape is a VERY serious crime, and is definitely not a laughing matter. Being accused of rape and / or any sexual crime can have severe and devastating consequences. The exact same can be said about someones business / livelihood being accused as a a rape scene, or a scene to any serious crime. All it takes is one fake malicious and completely invalidated review to be approved and posted on the internet… You are fucked!!
Imagine waking up one morning and reading an email your employer sent you concerning a TripAdvisor Review that claims you are a pedophile to make things worse the review is online for the whole world to see.
Luckily for every establishment owner who had NO choice to be added to TripAdvisor, you can rest assure that TripAdvisor will have NOTHING to do with extortion practices..It’s true, take a look at what they themselves claim about this issue.
Here is a quote from Herr Stephen Kaufer he made in back in 2011 [ can be found here ] Some people may not be aware of just how extensive and sophisticated our fraud detection systems are. The legitimacy of the reviews on TripAdvisor is a fundamental part of our value and, ultimately, our success.
A new seafood restaurant in the glass bottomed hull of an old fishing boat amid reefs and shipwrecks in Brixham, Devon, UK. A restaurant where divers would take your order and while you wait, they would go out and catch your dinner… Far fetched?? HAHAHA.. YEAH!! – But there is always a sucker that falls for this stuff, and YES the sucker was ( in their words ) the travel site you can trust… TripAdvisor!! – And to make things worse ( in their words ) the Reviews you can trust were ALL FAKE, all 10 of them..
Glasgow homeless hostel makes Tripadvisor’s top 100 UK hotels after ‘jokers’ post comedy reviews A homeless hostel in central Glasgow has surged its way into the country’s top 100 hotels on travel website Tripadvisor after mock reviews which lauded its “crystal chandeliers” and “spa and leisure facilities.”
Everyday we get 100′s of emails sent to us, asking us everything about TripAdvisor. By far the most common question is “Can you remove my property from TripAdvisor” followed by “Can you help remove a review that is fake” and thirdly the most asked question is.. “How does TripAdvisor rank my listing”..
The magnificent animals who slip and slide on the streets of Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls are later violently killed – all in the name of “tradition”.
While Stephen Kaufer and all his office monkeys are trying to persuade the world they have sophisticated filters and a load of specialists to weed out fake reviews, others are on the front line fighting and risking their lives for our country and freedom. Can YOU imagine putting your life on the line for your country, to make it a better place?. Can YOU imagine getting dropped in the middle of a war zone? Can YOU imagine seeing your friends and fellow soldiers getting killed in front of you? Can YOU imagine coming home missing a limb?
TripAdvisor’s President and CEO Stephen Kaufer has been accused of being a Pedophile often spelt as Pedofile or Paedofile. Stephen Kaufer admitted to these accusations and was taken into custody We do NOT know if this is true, because it was sent to us in an email from a completely unvalidated source. However just like TripAdvisor we can’t see the harm in posting comments from completely unvalidated and anonymous sources.