Dangerous TripAdvisor Reviewers to be Tagged
In a bold move to aid hotels, restaurants and bed and breakfast owners to avoid some of the worst of its members, TripAdvisor is trying to tag its most dangerous reviewers.
The scheme works by attaching a large “TripAdvisor” logo to the luggage of the unwanted guest, enabling canny owners to put up a “Fully Booked” sign as they see the offender approaching their business.
The trap is set by TripAdvisor sending out emails to its reviewers inviting them to apply for the luggage tags as a “gift” – much as police have used prize draws etc. to trap criminals in the United States. As the scheme is entirely voluntary, it is legal for TripAdvisor to tag its members in this way.
TripAdvisor also takes the gullible reviewer’s email address and home address enabling them to further punish them with spam.