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Shill reviews

01-17-2010, 05:30 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
Shill reviews

Anyone else noticed the reviews for Navy Patrol Coastal Defense?

In the US store the first few pages are full of fakes. Check their review history to see the 'zero' and full versions all get 5 stars, and occasionally one other free game is reviewed to look like they're not planted, but almost all on the same day!? All done to mask out the bad reviews on the next few pages from legitimate reviewers from faults in the app.

I know other developers do this but it's been going on too long to simply ignore. It also makes you wonder how credible ICSMobile are for anything they're involved with if they have to resort to these tactics.

Let the quality of your work give you respect, don't fake it!
01-17-2010, 08:46 AM
#2
I actually used the "report a concern" button on a review yesterday. Obviously fake - it stated it did something that the app indicated it couldn't in reality DO.

I have no clue if it will help - but i felt better.

Then I jumped over to iTunes Feedback and complained about a few things....

Gee, I was on a roll yesterday! (which included updating some reviews myself )