Assessing the website Analyzing the comments and reviews Checking beyond the site Community Q&A One of the more popular techniques in black-hat internet marketing is creating "fake review sites." A fake review site superficially looks like a real review site and claims to offer impartial comparison of one or more products.
The difference is that the reviewer has never actually investigated any of the products.
They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
One in ten profiles is fake, according to research from dating website Seeking Arrangement.com, which deletes more than 200 fraudulent accounts every day.
“We’re not talking about lying about your age or weight; we’re talking about scammers who are trying to take your money,” CEO Brandon Wade told the Daily News.
This page provides examples of websites that are full of lies, inaccuracies or false information - either for amusement or for more worrying reasons.
The list does not include phishing sites however; these are intended to fool a person into believing that they are visiting a legitimate bank site for example; there are already plenty of links to these online already.
If that online dating profile sounds too good to be true, it probably is.“A lot of foreigners don’t understand that Native Americans are Indians,” he explained. They pick Native American because they think that means American.“In reality, Native Americans represent less than 2% of our population.” The bogus accounts are more likely to belong to a woman (71%) than a man (29%).Sites are arranged in subject groupings, with what I consider to be the most credible examples at the top; hopefully this will help when you come to choose examples for yourself or students.If you find any that no longer exist, or you have other examples, please email me.