I've joined a local guides community a month ago. Since that time I've reviewed about 50 places with my remarks, comments, photos etc. I like competitions, so of course I'd like to have as many points as possible to be at higher level. When I was comparing myself with other users I noticed that there are a plenty of fake comments . Users writing a recommendation "OK" or one word "good" and giving 5 stars to almost all reviews. In my opinion it's northing to do with being a "local Guide" but rather getting some level benefits .
Do you know if Google is somehow preventing such activity? I don't mind if somebody will give 5 stars and write comments OK, but if he is doing it for a few hundreds of objects it's looks like cheating.