I have stayed in Smyrna, TN on business trips. For any firmed-up-date trips, I would book through priceline.com close to the trip dates and look for express deal, which based on my history would provide close to half-price deals. I choose 2.5 or 3 star hotels, and select the area and let it choose the hotels and they would be really good. There is also non-express deal prices on the site so by comparing it with the express deal discount% deducted amount, you will be able to roughly identify the hotel you will be booked under the express deal.
Just to be fair… I don’t deny India scammers but usually they do it in small scale while American scammers do it always at a lot bigger scale! Also programs equivalent of operation mockingbird and other things are used to systemically suppress such things coming to light.