Watch Out For Fake Bankruptcy Attorney Reviews
There appear to be some bankruptcy attorneys on Google Local with questionable reviews. Often a previous negative review is overtaken by several positive reviews from Google Plus accounts that have no other information than the single positive review. There is no about section, no links, no photos, nothing except the one positive review. This would lead us to two conclusions: (1) the Google Local review of the bankruptcy attorney is fake and was actually written by the bankruptcy attorney or their staff, or (2) someone loved their bankruptcy attorney so much they decided to create a profile on Google Plus for the sole purpose of leaving the review.
You decide which is more plausible.
Don’t Hire Bankruptcy Attorneys With Fake Reviews
If you suspect that a review is fake, be cautious about hiring the bankruptcy attorney. It is an ethical violation for an attorney to create a false or misleading advertisement. Hence, by posting a fake review the attorney has created a false advertisement (in actuality, a false testimonial). This unethical behavior may be indicative of an attorney that plays fast and loose with the rules of ethics governing attorney conduct. If the bankruptcy attorney is willing to roll the dice on this ethical violation, which others are they willing to take a chance on? Keeping you reasonably informed of the status of your case? Being competent to handle the bankruptcy itself? If not an ethical violation, do you think you will be happy with their representation? Will you get all of your questions answered in a timely fashion and sleep well at night knowing that your attorney is protecting your interests?
If you think that posting fake reviews of one’s own business is misleading, be cautious of the attorney’s ethics and professional integrity.
Investigate Bankruptcy Attorney Reviews
Reviews can be very useful in finding a great bankruptcy attorney like our Santa Rosa attorney on santarosabankruptcy.us. However, reviews should not be taken at face value. First, compare the dates on which the reviews were posted. If they were all posted in a short time period they are probably not authentic. Likewise, if the tone of the reviews is the same, the reviews may be fake. Also, click on the profile of the person who posted the review. If the profile looks bogus then the review is likely fake. Investigating the authenticity of reviews is not brain surgery, but can reward you down the road.