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Italian tourism promoter behind fake TripAdvisor reviews imprisoned

Tourism promoter Promo Salento has been charged for selling fake reviews on TripAdvisor. The owner of Promo Salento has been sentenced to nine months in prison and fined €8,000 by an Italian court. Acting as a civil claimant for prosecution, TripAdvisor shared evidence from their own investigation including letters received by business owners from Promo Salento with offers to write fake reviews for a fee.