N.Y. announces fines for companies posting fake Web reviews

New York state investigators announced that a yearlong investigation into companies that help local businesses post fake online reviews has resulted in fines for 19 businesses, collective fines north of $350,000 and an agreement to stop posting reviews. "This investigation into large-scale, intentional deceit across the Internet tells us that we should approach online reviews with caution," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

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