Fake review attack targets Portland businesses

More than 20 Portland businesses have been hit with fake, computer generated one-star reviews on Google for months.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Sam Burton and Micheal Funrue have become unlikely friends.

“We’ve truced. I refuse to turn any of his customers,” said Burton who owns Prime Pest Solutions in Beaverton.

The small business owners are competitors in the local pest control industry but have teamed up to try and stop another kind of pest — an online one targeting them with fake, one-star Google reviews.

“We want to focus on our businesses, living our lives and not use every other waking moment trying

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