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Allowing fake reviews

I left a review but it has been reported as infringement of guidelines. My guess is that it was because I was not a customer. However, I note that this has happened to at least one other person whose comment I saw just before it was removed. There may have been more. The reason people were posting was that the company ServiceTeam Ltd tweeted this: "A horrible woman has given us a pasting on Trustpilot http://t.co/dEOP9vXu8W £20 M&S voucher to the 1st 20 customers to say something nice!"
Since quite a backlash from several people they have removed the tweet and all conversations regarding this. However, it is of course too late.
So, this company blatantly asked people to write fake reviews. What will you be doing about that? Any reviews that are positive (up to 20 of them) could be fake. How will you be addressing this? Can't trust this site if it doesn't allow the reviews informing people of the practice of a company.

22 April 2013

Reply from Trustpilot

Hello Helen

Thanks for your feedback.

You are right that your review has been reported. One of our team members in Community Support will investigate the issue and get back to. We may need you to send a proof of purchase that you are a customer at the company you reviewed. My colleague will contact you via email with more details.

Giving out vouchers or discounts in exchange of reviews is not an ok way to collect reviews. Companies collecting reviews actively have accepted our service guidelines that you can read here:

If you can help us by sending screen shots or similar that shows infringement of the service guidelines to support@trustpilot.com we'll investigate the case.

Thanks in advance.

Joakim Ditlev

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Helen Dewdney
United Kingdom


I am a Children’s Services Consultant with over 25 years experience, 15 of those in Senior Management. I combine my skills, knowledge and experience of this with my passion for improving customer service. I provide unique customer service advice for both customers and companies providing win wins for companies and customer through an innovative approach, complaining! See www.thecomplainingcow.co.uk