Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fake Inquiries from Listing Sites

Some businesses that sell products and services on the internet hire people to fool consumers about the quality of those products and services.  Some of these "ghost writers" will write false reviews that praise the quality of a product or service.   Others will submit fake inquiries, and there is some evidence that fake inquiries are being submitted to VR owners by short-term rental listing sites.

One VR owner was curious about why inquires from a new listing site that he subscribed to rarely generated any bookings, and started to dig deeper.  After some research he found a women who admitted to posting fake inquiries.   He submitted his evidence to the listing site, and the listing site refunded the money for his listing.

This incident was in Europe.  Is it happening in North America too?  Perhaps.

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