This morning I just happened to take notice of a business’s Facebook page that we used to be customers of. While we are no longer customers I have no desire to see them fail or anything like that. COVID is sure to be hurting them along with many other small businesses right now.
I do glance at their posts once in a while and happened to click on the reviews section. Somehow I highly doubt with the current travel restrictions there’s a wave of visitors of the same type of business.
I could see maybe encouraging customers to leave reviews but blatantly fake ones from third world countries set up a giant red flag for me, especially when you see them on an established business. Don’t try to fake it. Keep your current customers happy and we’ll automatically recommend you to our friends.