PBS NewsHour

Spotting the fakes among the five-star reviews

Clip: 01/19/2015 | 9m 30s

Online reviews of businesses, from your corner coffee shop to your airport cab ride, are now ubiquitous. But fraudulent consumer reviews are also on the rise. Special correspondent Jackie Judd meets a fake review writer, as well as the people who are working to crackdown on reviewers for hire.

Aired: 01/19/15

Rating: NR

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