How do I spot a fake review? By Christopher Elliott | December 16, 2013 FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest Online reviews are great sources for information about a hotel or restaurant — except when they’re not. Here’s how to spot a fake. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest Christopher ElliottChristopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Got a question or comment? You can post it on our help forum.More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Google Plus backprop I just love this elliott blog/website/app! I just read the most AMAZING article on it that saved me a lot of money! I’ve tried most of the competitors and they’re not nearly as good! The owner of the elliot blog/webiste/app is the BEST and they are very trustworthy! I urge you to check out the elliott blog/website/app! You won’t be let down!! Christopher Elliott Where do I send the check? mbods All I have to say is.. Thanks for all you do Chris! I can’t tell you how much you have helped me and in turn, what I pass on! Justin I’m a bit ticked off with TripAdvisor. I rated a hotel that defrauded me (GM managed two hotels). I even provided proof. Guess what? Every review I write for the hotel is somehow removed. Even when I omitted names, but provided hard evidence. I’ve lost respect for TripAdvisor. What happened to warning other travelers of similar and potential scams?