New Fakespot app for iOS and Android helps protect online shoppers from fake reviews and counterfeit products
Fakespot users get extra insurance when shopping at Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and other upcoming stores.
Posted: October 20, 2021 at 6:54 am MDT|Update: 1 hour ago
NEW YORK, 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – FAKespot released the world’s only mobile app that protects consumers from fake and unreliable reviews when shopping on sites like Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. Previously only available as a desktop browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, Fakespot is now available for Android and iOS users as Fakespot Pro.
The free Fakespot Pro app enables mobile online shoppers to browse e-commerce websites with Fakespot’s powerful consumer protection AI as a trusted guide, enabling users to make informed purchasing decisions in real time. When considering products, users automatically see Fakespot’s easy-to-understand review scores, ranging from “A” to “F”, which demonstrate the reliability of reviews. For shoppers who prefer to use the store’s mobile app or another browser, Fakespot’s analysis is also available through their device’s “Share” feature. Equipped to make better shopping decisions online, Fakespotters love everything they buy and are less likely to return products.
Online sales in United States went to $ 565 billion in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation, triggering an increase in the volume of online ratings and reviews, which up to 90% of online shoppers rely on. However, according to the platform, around 30% to 35% of online product reviews are fake and unreliable, misleading consumers with false impressions of overwhelmingly positive reviews and satisfied customers.
Fraudulent reviews waste consumers time and money and in some cases hide dangerous and potentially dangerous products. As Samuel levine, the director of the FTC’s Office of Consumer Protection noted in a recent announcement warning 700 companies: “Fake reviews and other forms of deceptive endorsements deceive consumers and undermine honest businesses.
“The problem of fake reviews cannot be ignored. They result in risky online shopping in which consumers are deceived by malicious sellers. Consumers deserve much better,” he said. Saud Khalifah, founder and CEO of Fakespot. “After being scammed myself, I developed Fakespot to restore confidence in the e-commerce experience and to protect online shoppers from scams. Reviews fuel our day-to-day decisions, so it is imperative that they be reliable, transparent and legitimate. Fakespot empowers users with the most reliable information for their purchasing decisions using the best cutting-edge technology developed for consumer protection. “
Users can rely on Fakespot as insurance and as a layer of protection for online purchases, while retailers benefit from increased customer satisfaction, reduced cart abandonments and fewer returns. Powered by proprietary artificial intelligence technology, Fakespot’s machine learning and natural language processing engines have been trained on more than 10 billion product reviews and detect known and emerging e-commerce frauds. Fakespot is trusted by millions of users and is the only company to support consumers when they shop online.
Fakespot’s mission is to bring trust and transparency to the Internet by eliminating disinformation and fraud, starting with electronic commerce. Fakespot protects consumers while saving them time and money by using AI to detect unreliable product reviews and third-party sellers in real time. Its proprietary technology scans billions of consumer reviews to quickly identify suspicious activity, then recommend better alternatives to consumers. For more information visit https://www.fakespot.com.
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