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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:59 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:I was replying to Alex's post in which he refers specifically to a review. I also use the term myself.

I was referring to OP. Apologies for any confusion.
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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby diy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:19 am

Smouldering Stoat wrote:No.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/artic ... views.html

It would seem that a fake positive reviews are of interest to them: Under the ASA's Committee of Advertising Practice - or CAP code - companies are not allowed to use 'unverifiable' testimonials on their promotional material. In this case it was the claim of the review site that the reviews were all genuine, that they had issue with. Perhaps they are only interested in the big ones?
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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:39 am

But that doesn't mean that leaving a fake review on a review site about yourself is an ASA matter.
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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:41 pm

Are we talking about something like this: http://pcezine.com/single-mom-rents-hot ... e=adimage1

It struck me as being of a similar nature...
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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby Russell » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:39 pm

Reviews are such a large part of daily life and business reputation that I'm really surprised that the legal position on this isn't common knowledge.
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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby Russell » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:54 pm

http://www.reputations.org.uk/blog/uk-g ... e-reviews/

It looks like its not an offence, but it might become one.
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Re: Positive Feedback

Postby dls » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:57 pm

There is no simple answer because what you suggest might have all sorts of alternatives, and different contexts.

It might - in the appropriate situation be a criminal fraud.
It might - in the appropriate situation be an ASA matter
It might - in the appropriate situation be an annoyance but no more
It might - in the appropriate situation be a cause of action.
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