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Member mcc private msg quote post Address this user
Here's proof that it's super easy to create a fake business and get glowing reviews:

Fake Business Fooled 1000s of people

Do you trust online reviews?
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
Terrific case study.

No, I don't trust online reviews.

My dad told me long ago, "Don't believe anything you hear (read) and only half of what you see."

If something can be manipulated, it usually will be.
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Not particularly. I do trust humans most of the time.

You learn a lot about fake businesses when you work with Chinese companies. And you didn't even need the internet. They went as far as "build" a facility to swindle potential investors.
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This will sound much more cynical than I really am. To the contrary, I am far too trusting ... but...

I have learned to trust that most humans will be untrustworthy ... when/if they can get away with it.
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@morrnel

This sounds really awful, especially since I'm Chinese, but I'm afraid of doing any business with the Chinese because I don't trust them. Not that I trust non-Chinese all that much either.
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A monkey can write a book... but that doesn't mean anybody will read it.

I am curious to know how much money FAKE was able to collect.
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Member morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
From Confucius The Analects, 'The wise man is informed in what is right. The inferior man is informed in what will pay.'

Over 500 years before the birth of Christ, Confucius was telling us you can't trust everyone. Note. No reference to skin color.
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@morrnel

Right. Regardless of color, no one is trustworthy.
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I'm trustworthy and I believe that most people are to some degree. If I didn't I would hate to live in this world.
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@SusanDay

Good to know that you're trustworthy. I am too.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
I realize people are trustworthy.
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@Belew I worked for one of the largest review sites in the world- if there is a gray area, its been explored...
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