FinCap Friday: Five Star Phonies

Dec 05, 2019
FinCap Friday

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In this FinCap Friday we look at the latest update regarding online retailers and their struggle against fake reviews. A brand new report shows that as of winter 2019, a large chunk of all reviews on shopping sites like Amazon, are fake! People generally trust these reviews and ratings to help them decide whether or not to buy products, so this has become quite a big issue. What are some actions companies are taking to prevent this? How can online shoppers prevent being tricked? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday:

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!