Saturday, February 16, 2013

Amazon Reviews: My Personal Physician Recommended This

Here's what Amazon reviews are to a large degree: check out this guy's reviews. Let's quote a couple of blurbs (by onleading — the reviewer under our investigation here):
Maximum Curcumin Offered by Health Leadership

Price: $49.90

No cancer has been found that is not affected by curcumin, February 15, 2013

My personal physician recommended this and I bought at goo.gl/QzjGQ ,with $10 off and free samples. Great stuff!!!!!

I was told that inflammation is the cause [blah-blah-blah] ...

Pectic Enzyme (powder) - 1 lb.

Offered by Chicago Brew Werks

Price: $15.99

Taking this with each meal has made such a difference in my quality of life, February 15, 2013

My personal physician recommended this and I bought at goo.gl/k4MLG ,with $10 off and free samples. Great stuff!!!!!

He told me that digestive enzymes play key roles in our health by enabling our bodies [blah-blah-blah] ...

Isotonix Digestive Enzyme Supplement w/Probiotics - One Bottle (90 Servings)

Offered by vitalityhealth

Taking this with each meal has made such a difference in my quality of life, February 15, 2013

My personal physician recommended this and I bought at goo.gl/k4MLG ,with $10 off and free samples. Great stuff!!!!!

He told me that digestive enzymes play key roles in our health by enabling our [blah-blah-blah] ...

And so on and so forth, 1,182 times (at the time of posting this). Also notice the dates — he posts like a hundred of these a day at times. Methinks Harriet now has a deserving follower of her method. This guy's "personal doctor" recommended he take 1,182 different kinds of medecines, all conveniently available from "goo.gl/&*^%^& ,with $10 off and free samples". Also, as usual, I'm unable to get to the first page of his reviews — Amazon gives me this "unavailable, please come back later" bullshit. If someone is able to do so, check the beginning date and calculate the average defecatory rate if you can — and post it here, naturally.

7 comments:

Sneaky Burrito said...

I think that person is getting all his calories from supplements. I think he must spend 24 hours a day swallowing pills. Kind of like Hattie spends 24 hours a day "reading."

For getting to the earliest reviews, just keep hitting refresh. The "currently not available" thing goes away with enough refreshes.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1335269OYXNPS?ie=UTF8&display=public&page=119&sort_by=MostRecentReview

That's his first page. Guess he's been going since December.

Sneaky Burrito said...

If I feel up to it later, I might do a search for this customer and "cucurmin" and report all his reviews to Amazon since he seems to post the (exact) same one for every brand.

I've managed to get 2 or 3 HK duplicate reviews removed in the past, and 4 from some other guy who had such an issue with a particular cat food that he felt the need to post the same review 5 times.

(I know it amounts to about as much as does spitting in the ocean in terms of solving the problem with Amazon reviews.)

Sneaky Burrito said...

Forgot to mention...on average, 17.6 "reviews" a day.

Malleus said...

Thanks, Sneaky. I visited the page you posted: he started on Dec 11 2012. So in 2.5 months he "reviewed" near 12,000 items.

Haha. 17.6 "reviews" a day is far more than Harriet managed so far. Otoh, this guy has been doing it only 2.5 months on Amazon; Harriet is on for what? like 12 years or something.

Anyway, the point is, this guys most likely sells stuff and uses Amazon's review system to post fake reviews promoting his outlet. The only difference with the rest of fakers there is that he kinda does it crudely, he's too obvious to anyone who looks at more than one review in his record. Others do not cut and paste the same text (well, our friend Mark-O did, but not 12,000 times).

The morale is, do not trust Amazon's review system, especially the "top reviewers" — they tend to be full of shit, just like this guy.

Sneaky Burrito said...

Thanks to looking at this guy's reviews, Ammy is now recommending me all manner of supplements.

(Since I started the Sneaky Burrito account, they have no idea what to make of me. I browse all manner of items but pretty much only buy cat food.)

P.S. I'm "top reviewer" 7554 and all of mine are legitimate, I promise.

Chick Pilot said...

This scammer posted over 50 reviews today.

Sneaky Burrito said...

Well, I don't have any projects to work on at the moment. Perhaps today would be a good day to report him to Amazon.