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Why online reviewers need to watch their backs (not from the lawyers)

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Have you ever left an online review? If you have, then this article
will interest you.

Recently I came across a few cases where people who left a review
following a purchase from Amazon Market Place, ended up being
bullied, harassed and trolled by what appeared to be an organised
network of Amazon vendors.

In one instant a man who left a review following his
dissatisfaction with the return policy of the vendor, received over
130 posts responding to his review, many of which were derogatory,
insulting and to be frank outrageous.

He was being ridiculed and embarrassed and even his home address
was placed on the discussion forum. The assault went on for a
number of days before Amazon agreed to remove some of the offending
comments.  However, these were replaced by more cruel and vicious
attacks on the buyer.

Is this a new trend? I hope not.

I will keep an eye on this issue. If you have had a similar
experience after you left an online review, I would love to hear
from you.

Yair Cohen,

Social media and online reputation solicitor

Learn more about business and online reviews [
http://www.internetlawcentre.co.uk/ ] here:

 

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