Rated 1 out of 5by GrumpyPapa, 4 months ago
When I did not agree with the terms of agreement I was asked to submit my reason. I indicated other and responded, "Forced Opt-In". When I clicked the "Submit" button I received a 405 error - suggesting that my response was not delivered(?)
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 17863908, a month agoContradictory and bad info. Sellers I've used for years (and are good) ranked D but super sketch sellers get an A with 3 reviews and only being open for a few months.
The real killer is it runs on websites it has no business on. Like it runs on everything rather than looking for qualifying commerce sites. It just injects itself into everything breaking local web services like router and networking panels, snooping on banking or anything else you do...Mozilla somehow manages to push the boundaries of bad decisions when they were supposed to be the good/safe/privacy respecting alternative...yet here they are feeding all our habits to another LLM/ML/Ai...
I installed this on 2 different systems. The first I was never shown the forced opt in privacy panel. It wasn't until the second install that I was presented with that...So the install process can / does / is broken in a way you can give up your right to privacy without knowing what it's doing. Despite that if you do opt in (the only way to use it) and start to dig a bit you can see it's broken, intrusive and should not be trusted.
As a side note when uninstalling I noticed conveniently you can't report it for abuse...funny...
- Rated 2 out of 5by Flinx, a month agoso far I am not impressed. reports products with an A rating with only one rating but no review. reports 50% deception on an item I reviewed when there are only 6 reviews one of which is not a vine review. does not point out which reviews are "deceptive" reports products with lots of deceptive or badly written reviews with an A rating. list pros and cons by quoting partial sentences from reviews. asks for feedback on it;s webpage but does not allow you to write why you are clicking thumbs up or down. seems no better than flipping a coin.
- Rated 1 out of 5by expertmax, 2 months agoPrivacy concerns, do not install because this extension tracks your browsing (I have reverse-engineered their minified js code and everything you visit is caught and sent to their servers including your browser, your mouse clicks (using sentry.io) and your urlParams (which contains lots of useful information (UTM for example)))
- Rated 5 out of 5by Alex5000, 2 months agoA nice to have that helps you avoid scams but emphasis on "helps". It's just one tool but not a replacement for doing your own research. You can't rely on it alone.
Really nice to know this extension is now owned by Mozilla but they need to put the "Recommended" seal next to it if Mozilla wants to show they have faith in it.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Wireball, 2 months agoI like the "This seller is approved" for third-party sellers on Amazon that have a high percentage of positive reviews.
I also like the, "Seller location does not match item location" warning, as well as the warning when there's a recent spike in negative reviews.
I'm skeptical of the Fakespot letter grade for reviews, however, when fly-by-night companies with names that look like they were made by mashing randomly on the keyboard are marked as A or B grade, while name-brand products that I've used for years and know are good are marked D or F with "there is high deception involved".
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 14513658, 2 months agoThis extension is an excellent idea and has so much potential. Unfortunately, its analysis is highly unreliable. I went through the items I purchased before, fully aware of their reliable reviews. This extension returned F grades for most of them. When shopping for new items, I could spot many reviews that are likely to be fake. But this extension returned high grades, A through C, mostly A or B.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Nyaa, 2 months agoMore AI nonsense. Doesn't point out what reviews it thinks are fake, shows your random summaries that give you nearly exactly the same info you can get just from a quick glance at the reviews and seller page.
- Rated 2 out of 5by Firefox user 10334998, 2 months agoDoesn't work.
When I analyze the reviews it shows me that a product with 50,000 reviews has only 50 reviews. So only 1 in 1000 reviews is recognized. Well-known manufacturers like Samsung or Apple is given a D rating - i doubt these companies have to fake reviews. In addition, when reading the reviews, the add-on does not show which ones seem to be trustworthy and which ones doesn't. In its current state it is mostly useless.
Wenn ich die Bewertungen analysiere zeigt es mir an, dass ein Produkt mich 50.000 Bewertungen nur 50 Bewertungen habe. Also wird nur 1 von 1000 Bewertungen erkannt. Bei namhaften Herstellern wie Samsung oder Apple wird eine D-Wertung vergeben - als ob diese Firmen es nötig hätten Fake-Reviews einzustellen. Außerdem zeigt einem das Add-on beim Lesen der Bewertungen nicht an, welche vertrauenswürdig zu sein scheinen und welche nicht. In dem aktuellem Zustand ist es so eher nutzlos.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Mike Cunneen, 3 months agoI've only been using this for 10 minutes but already it has proven its worth. While looking at buying a power charger on eBay, fakespot cautioned:
The person selling this product has a Caution by Fakespot Guard, because:
Seller location does not match item location.
There is a spike of negative reviews in the last month."
Thank you fakespot team.