If you've written a review on Trustpilot, you may be asked for documents to verify your review. This helps us enhance the trustworthiness of our community and answer any questions about reviews.
A community based on trust
Trustpilot is an online review community that everyone can use for free to improve their shopping experiences. Each review tells a story, which is valuable to other consumers and the reviewed business.
To write a review, you must have had a buying or service experience, placed an order, or used a product/service - as explained in our User Guidelines (see here our US and UK versions). It's not enough that you have an opinion about a business! Read more about who can write a review and when.
Equal rules for all
We're confident that the vast majority of reviewers write about real experiences. However, if companies don't believe a reviewer is a genuine customer of theirs, they can report the review and request documentation to verify it. All businesses have the right to do this, regardless of whether they subscribe to Trustpilot's paid services or not.
The option to request documentation must not be abused by companies. For example, companies may not systematically request documentation for all of their negative reviews. Such behavior violates our guidelines and we take appropriate action if we see this happening.
Documentation is used for clarification
A company must only request documentation where there is doubt that a reviewer is a customer of theirs. Where there is uncertainty, documentation clearly showing that a reviewer is a genuine customer clarifies the relationship between business and reviewer - and helps make Trustpilot more trustworthy.
We respect your privacy
Any documents you provide will not be forwarded to the business and will not be visible to other users.
Can't find your receipt?
We know that not everyone keeps their receipts. That's why you can also use an order confirmation, invoice, delivery note, forwarded email or a screenshot of a conversation between you and the reviewed business to show you've had a buying or service experience. See what we look for here.
If you can't provide any documentation, unfortunately we won't be able to verify your review and it will be moved offline - but not deleted. If you do find documents at a later date, you can always send them to us and if they verify your review we'll do our best to bring your review online again.
If you have any questions you're welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.