Is Yelp Really a Scam? Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Is Yelp a Scam? There are many complaints by business owners that Yelp hides any positive reviews of their business and only shows the bad reviews and then offers to show the positive reviews if the business pays for advertising on Yelp.com. In the case of Influence Graphics we have 5 reviews that Yelp displays but 25 “filtered” reviews (most of which are great reviews) that Yelp for some unknown reason has chosen to hide from customers. It makes you wonder how relevant Yelp really is as a tool to find quality businesses. Here is a link to a news article on the subject. http://tcrn.ch/cW0O9c If you’d like to see the 25 “hidden” reviews of Influence Graphics (good and bad) click on this link.