• Owner of firm behind fake Tripadvisor reviews jailed in Italy

    9 days ago - By The Guardian

    Landmark ruling by Lecce court over posting of fake reviews results in prison sentence for owner of PromoSalento The owner of an online review company in Italy has been jailed for posting fake critiques on behalf of hospitality businesses in a landmark ruling by the criminal court of Lecce. PromoSalento's owner was sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay approximately €8,000 in costs and damages. The court ruled that writing fake reviews and using a false identity is a crime under Italian law. Tripadvisor helped provide evidence from an in-house fraud investigation against...
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  • News: TripAdvisor welcomes fake review fraud conviction in Italy

    9 days ago - By Breaking Travel News

    TripAdvisor ha welcomed the result of a legal ruling in Italy which saw a persistent online review fraudster sentenced to jail. In one of the first legal cases of its kind, the criminal court of Lecce ruled that writing fake reviews using a false identity is criminal conduct under Italian criminal law.
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  • Online TripAdvisor review fraudster JAILED in ‘landmark ruling' for selling fake write-ups

    Online TripAdvisor review fraudster JAILED in ‘landmark ruling' for selling fake write-ups

    9 days ago - By Mail Online

    The owner of PromoSalento, which sold fake review packages to firms in Italy, was sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay 8,000 euros in costs.
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