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Devisers Immigration Advisers: Campaign against fake reviews maligning UAE immigration consultancies

Devisers Immigration Advisers is managed and operated by UK qualified lawyers and offers immigration and citizenship by investment programmes for the UK, Canada, Vanuatu and the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The multinational firm enjoys a global presence with offices located worldwide in global megapolises such as London (UK), Dubai (UAE), Doha (Qatar) and Karachi (Pakistan). The firm hopes to further its reach in the Gulf with expansion plans on the anvil for the region.

As UK qualified lawyers, Devisers Immigration Advisers understands immigration and citizenship laws in-depth. Its grip on the entire breadth of immigration and citizenship laws has given the firm the edge to produce a constant flow of successful cases for its valued clientele for more than 14 years. The brand’s success stories can be viewed and experienced through its online platform

Securing a future

Throughout its professional journey, Devisers Immigration Advisers has helped people from different nationalities in securing their family’s future. The journey for the brand on its way to the top, though was never easy. It has constantly fought on the frontlines and today wears its battle scars proudly while being seen by its peers and valued clients as one of the region’s top immigration service providers.

Among all the challenges that Devisers Immigration Advisers has overcome through its journey, the team is particularly proud of having successfully defended its online reputation. Several attempts have been made by professional online blackmailers based outside the Gulf to tarnish the professional image and the shared goodwill the brand enjoys through its peers and value clients. The aim of these professional online blackmailers, usually seen operating in countries outside the Gulf has been to damage the brand’s goodwill and reputation by posting fake and baseless reviews against Devisers Immigration Advisers, and asking for a ransom amount to remove the same.

The war against online scammers

The modus operandi involves the fraudulent websites posting fake negative reviews on Devisers Immigration Advisers’ services. They later resort to blackmailing the immigration consultants by demanding a fee in order to remove the fake reviews. The team at Devisers Immigration Advisers takes this opportunity to thank its clients who have been supportive in these situations. The brand is grateful for the trust clients have shown in them, while simultaneously lending the brand the confidence and courage in their relentless war against professional online blackmailers by not paying them a fee and helping report such illegal incidents to the concerned authorities.

Devisers Immigration Advisers also takes this opportunity to show its appreciation and gratitude to the legal system as well as all concerned authorities for helping the immigration consultants overcome these challenges in a timely and efficient manner.

Beware of fake online reviews

Currently in the grips of the pandemic, the world is looking to gravitate towards a post-Covid era, one that prompts social distancing norms and forced remote access. All this leaves customers with little choice but to rely increasingly on online reviews to gauge the digital reputation of a company. It is hardly surprising therefore, that a thriving trade in fake reviews exists.

With the extensive experience that Devisers Immigration Advisers commands within the sector, the brand would therefore like to educate people and raise awareness levels on the possible ways fake reviews could be identified.

Identify trusted sources

Not everything that appears on an internet search is authentic. Genuine reviews are identifiable if they are posted on the most trusted platforms, which usually do a good job by weeding out suspicious and fake reviews. Unreliable sources such as homemade blogs, websites or unknown sources are custom-made platforms as they are solely made for the purpose of targeting different companies and maligning their online reputation before asking for a ransom amount in order to delete the fake reviews.

To identify these fraudulent websites, it is important therefore to look out for the overusage of “I” and “me”, as well as a lot of verbs.

According to research the online reviews that frequently use “I” and “me” are more likely to be fake than those that don’t — possibly because when people are faking they try to make themselves sound credible by using personal pronouns. Additionally, deceivers use more verbs and truth-tellers use more nouns.

Beware of scene-setting

The research study also found that setting the scene within the reviews could be a warning sign for fake reviews.

In this instance it is critical to watch out for generic names and/or photo-less profiles.

One of the ways fake online reviews get generated is through a faceless offshore person pushing bulk reviews against the company under different accounts. To spot these, look for names such as John or Jane Smith, or just names that sound like fake profiles, as well as just numbers and letters being used as profile attributions. Again, around 99 per cent of the time, the name will not be supported with a profile image of the individual.

Examine the timing of reviews

Check to see if there is a spike in the total number of reviews during a short time frame. This can indicate a targeted campaign to add new artificial reviews.

Look for phrase repetition

Look through several reviews and see if any words or phrases are repeated in different reviews. Reviews that use the same phrase or phrases may have been worded deliberately in such a manner by the party faking the reviews.

Check for spelling and grammar errors

Many fake reviews are outsourced to content farms, which may mean they are either written in poor English or not in the way a genuine consumer would express his or her opinions.

Dig deeper into the reviewer profile

Another common type of fake review is from a professional reviewer. These are harder to spot but can still be highlighted if you put in some hard work. Click on the reviewer profile and look at all the reviews to see if a trend of generating regular reviews on other companies exists. If not, it is then more likely to be a fake review.

Look for verified purchases

Authentic review platforms will always verify if the purchase (product or services) actually happened from the seller/service provider. If it did not, it will be an “unverified purchase”, which is more likely to be a fake review.

Let your success be your response!

Devisers Immigration Advisers would once again wish to emphasise on the importance of this public awareness campaign on behalf of prospective immigration clients. It also requests its peers within the sector to never come under pressure from professional online blackmailers operating from outside the Gulf, who put up fake reviews against companies, before forcing them to pay in order to remove the same. Let your success be your response! If such a situation were to arise, Devisers Immigration Advisers requests the companies affected to immediately contact the concerned authorities to report such incidents without fail.

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