Testimonials - Why Do People Lie When Making A Testimonial?

United States
February 1, 2007 4:54pm CST
Recently 3 of the companies you see on television selling diet pills were fined millions of dollars for selling useless diet pills that didn't work. It was found out that the people making the testimonials were hired from a company that provided the actors. Also as you browse the web looking at work from home business opportunities, you see pictures of people who say they make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year over the internet. Do you think it's immoral for people to make testimonials when they know it's not true? Lloyd
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
8 Feb 07
Yes, many people do put their trust in these testimonials. That's why many companies will hire well known famous actors to sell their products knowing people will run out and buy it. These actors lie too, as long as they make the might buck!
• United States
8 Feb 07
I never could unsterstand why people buy things because some celebrity endorses it. I bet the majority of them don't even use the products they endorse. I don't think Tiger Woods actually drives a Buick. He might have the one they gave him at his house. But I bet he drives something else. Lloyd
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
8 Feb 07
I agree. His ride is alot better than that. :) +
• Netherlands
17 Feb 07
Well I don't know whether I list things as moral or immoral really. I would rather say that the company was unethical. Selling hope to people who need it with out any regard to the people that are spending their money on the product. It is really sad that companies do this and I am always happy to hear when they get caught.
• United States
17 Feb 07
It's just amazing how many commercials are on television selling weight loss pills or meals. And now the men have joined the fray. Now they are marketing to men via ex-sport jocks. Just amazing. Lloyd
@Jemina (5779)
2 Feb 07
Because of money. Unfortunately, some people can be paid for lying. What a ridiculous love for money. They are insensitive of the results their lies can affect innocent victims. As long as they get the money they don't care about the others anymore. These people will have their share eventually.
• United States
3 Feb 07
It's really ashame that people just don't care about hurting others. They will get their share of hurt eventually. I agree. Lloyd