I think that the main reason that consumers are hesitant to trust their own reviews is because they are afraid that the ones that end up on the internet are fraudulent. This is not the case. I am confident that my reviews are free from any hidden scam, and that the sites I review on are genuine.
What I mean is that a lot of consumers don’t trust reviews because they assume that the reviews are fake. But the truth is that the reviews are not entirely fake. I know that the majority of consumers don’t trust reviews because they don’t see them as a legitimate way to get a better deal on a product. They assume that the ones that end up on the internet are either a scam, or that the ones that are genuine are the frauds.
To be honest, many times consumers dont go through those steps. The biggest problem I have with them is that they’re only a fraction of the people that actually do, especially in the case of credit card fraud. Most consumers never even know what to do next when they go to a store to buy something. So it’s not too hard to get a fake purchase made on a credit card.
In the time I have been reading consumer reports, I have only had 1 instance of a fake purchase made on a credit card, and that was by a woman using her card to make a purchase on a very expensive cruise ship. But that was just a small sample of what is out there. Consumers have the option of buying from a credit union or directly from a site like ebay.com, or from a brick and mortar store.
So its not too hard to get a fake purchase made on a credit card. In the time I have been reading consumer reports, I have only had 1 instance of a fake purchase made on a credit card, and that was by a woman using her card to make a purchase on a very expensive cruise ship. But that was just a small sample of what is out there. Consumers have the option of buying from a credit union or directly from a site like ebay.
I am not too worried about consumers being able to purchase fake items, especially because it is a crime to purchase something that is not yours. But a couple things to keep in mind when looking at websites to purchase fake items. First, they are often not as legit as they seem. Second, you need to check reviews to see if the buyer has received these items directly from the seller. If they did, then they must have a good reason to purchase it from them.
There are many ways to cheat the system, but it is not uncommon for consumers to get duped by fake listings, and that isn’t always a bad thing. For example, the fake listing for the Ford Mustang GT S, which was apparently purchased in California, was removed from the web site after complaints from the people who bought it. The reason behind the removal is that the car was advertised as having a turbocharged V8 engine, but only the manufacturer has one.
Consumers can also try to cheat the system by using a lot of keywords to describe the features of a product, instead of the exact description they are looking for. For example, if you are buying a computer, instead of just looking for a CPU, you could search for “CPU” or “CPU speed.” This would be a much more targeted search, because you are more likely to find a genuine product, even if it is a fake one.
That said, if you see a car advertised as having a turbocharged V8 engine, it’s likely that this is a fake and it’s just someone trying to get you to buy it. And in the case of the Turbo-charged V8, there’s no way on earth to tell whether the turbo isn’t actually doing anything.
To find out whether a computer has a turbocharger, you could search for “turbocharger.” You could also look for a turbocharger in the specs, because if the computer overheats it should have one. Of course, if you see a computer that says “turbo” on the left side of its engine, and “rear” on the right side of it, well then you have to assume that the turbo isnt actually turbo and you shouldnt buy it.