Which documents help us verify your review?

Providing us with documentation that shows your buying or service experience* lets us verify that you're eligible to write a review. This helps us create a more trustworthy online review community.

Our Compliance Team may ask reviewers for documentation in response to a report or notification about a review. For example:

  • Users of our platform can notify us about a review if they have reason to believe it's fabricated
  • A reviewed company can report a review if they believe the reviewer has not had a genuine buying or service experience. Note: We ask companies to first get in touch directly with reviewers via our Find Reviewer tool.

What types of documentation can we accept?

  • Order confirmations
  • Invoices or receipts
  • Delivery notes or reports
  • Screenshots of your logged in user profile
  • Your email conversation with the reviewed company

If you don't have one of the documents listed here, you can send us what you do have if you believe it demonstrates a buying or service experience with the company - and we’ll be happy to consider it. If there's enough information to verify your experience and get your review back online, we'll do our best to make sure that happens.

What do you need to show?

In looking at the documentation, we try to connect the reviewer to the buying or service experience they've described. We usually look for four key elements:

  • Name of the company
  • Name of the buyer, recipient or user of the service
  • Date of the purchase, or date of provision or use of the service, and
  • A reference number or order ID.

Order confirmation is the most common type of documentation we receive. Here's a more detailed explanation of which elements we look at:

Reference number sample

Please don't send us any sensitive documents — for example, copies of passports or medical records. If your documentation contains sensitive information — such as bank account details — please be sure to redact or black out those parts before sending it to us.

We know that not everyone's an IT whiz. For help with creating screenshots from a laptop or PC, see this guide.

How to submit documents

If our Compliance Team has emailed you asking for documentation to verify your review, you can send your documents by replying to that email. You can also forward emails from the company, pdf attachments and screenshots of user registration/profile or similar to compliance@trustpilot.com.

*Note: At Trustpilot, a buying or service experience includes purchasing a product or service, placing an order, or using a company's services in a way that can be documented such as via correspondence or interaction with the company. See our User Guidelines (US version, UK version) for more.

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