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It is unbelievable that this company allows anyone to post a negative report against a company without any verification whatsoever! Their site has a name that makes readers believe they are checking a site that will help when checking on a company, but they allow posts that are not verified. We have just fallen victim to this by a former client who is trying to bully our company with false statements. Companies need to find a way to protect themselves from this type of internet bullying.
Doing business in the digital age can be wonderful. You are now able to reach out beyond the confines of your geographic community, well outside your stationary placement of a brick and mortar storefront, and provide goods and services to the world. It’s the cornerstone of the new economy. I have been an eager and earnest participant in that world for quite a long time. And I take seriously my responsibility to serve my customers with quality and value. The internet merely offers my companies greater access to larger numbers of potential customers, a quality for which I have been enormously grateful. But the internet also seems to offer some real negatives. One of those threatens to unfairly smear my reputation, something I hold very dear and is worth defending.
I have been facing the misplaced bitterness of one irrational person who has polluted the watchdog site The Ripoff Report with untrue claims (hiding behind more than one persona) about my behavior, and these claims have maintained their sting. It sickens me. Ordinarily I would merely ignore such falsified claims, but they won’t go away. The stigma of these untrue accusations taints my good name even years after they were launched. There’s no appeal process to eradicate the lies. And The Ripoff Report makes a living sustaining any unsubstantiated tale in the form of smear campaign posts. Therefore, I feel the need to do something to state my side of the story. So I will do that here. And I can assure you that this is a nightmarish circumstance that I find myself in. None of you would easily overcome it if you found yourself wronged by untrue accusations that don’t go away.
I am a lifelong entrepreneur. I have gotten involved in many different types of businesses over the years. Some of them succeeded and became multi-million dollar enterprises. Others failed. But over the course of my adult life in business, I have done well. I created the very first infomercial to ever appear on television. I know to many readers, infomercials seem as if they’ve been around forever, but they have not. They had to begin at some point, and I’m the guy who in 1984 started that trend.
Broadening that particular branch of marketing innovation, I opened the highly successful and influential ** and was dubbed a visionary and pioneer. Through that company and using that new style of showcase, I created and distributed an effective nutrition weight reduction system. My company was one of the founders of The Infomercial Marketing Association and The Electronic Retailers Association. I am a respected member of my industry. My name carries credibility, and I do not take that lightly. I live by elevated standards of conduct, and while I expect a lot of those who work for me, I never betray that trust. I’ve been around a long time, and I know you won’t get far in this world unless you treat people well and don’t burn bridges.
Among my business involvements, I import clothing from all over the world and distribute it to every state in the union. And one of my companies handles lingerie. It is through that company where I started working with several lingerie companies from Brazil. I chose to work with Brazilian manufacturers because I wanted to ensure the best quality lingerie, and the Brazilian lingerie is far superior to the products generated in Asia where most of the major lingerie companies have their lines produced. Due to my standards of quality and my positive treatment of customers, I have done well in this field too. I am a known entity. The manufacturers I use know me and respect me.
I import a tremendous quantity of garments, and I need to let people know what we can offer. So in order to promote the array of products I bring in, I generate photos for print catalogues, websites, and infomercials. I’ve done this almost as a matter of routine over the years. When the fashion changes, we change the photos, and that requires booking models for each one of those stages. I know that sounds alluring, but it’s work. And this work needs to be conducted professionally. There is too much at stake to be done any other way.
When my companies do need to utilize models, our talent auditions are managed by a casting agency. My companies work with a few different casting agencies. Once casting is complete, the agency handles the entire procedure. It’s their responsibility. And I trust them. I do attend many of the casting sessions, not all of them, and I supply notes when I am there. But I don’t interact with the talent. I do not run these sessions. In fact, I have never attended a casting session alone. The agents I work with are women, and there are always at least two women running these events. I’ve never seen a casting session conducted where any one person representing the product line is left alone in a room with a model. It doesn’t occur, certainly not with me or with anyone employed by any of my companies.
The casting agents I deal with have a great eye and have never disappointed me. The results have been terrific. We secure an office suite including a conference room to handle the potential volume. When possible, I will attend and observe. They (the agents) promote the casting call. They send out the notices. They deal with the models. They take care of the test photos. And they handle any call-backs we might need. They contact the models. Not me at all. And they eventually book the chosen models for the gig.
There is never any need for me to be in personal contact with any of these women, and I am never in a situation where I am alone with any of them. That is by design. It’s an industry standard. It puts the women at ease, and it buffers me from these scenarios of untrue accusations. Like I said, I do attend many of the casting sessions and provide notes, but it is only in the same way that I oversee every other aspect of my businesses. As such, like I said, I don’t have any interaction with the models during a casting session. None. That I leave to the casting agents.
None of the models are told on the day of the casting call that they are either chosen or not chosen. The casting agent gives them a timeline for when they will be contacted if, and only if, we need them to return for a callback or they are hired. The casting agent might say “we’ll call you in two or three days if we need you to come back in”. Those appointments will be more personal and will usually happen at the casting agency. After I’ve given my notes, I usually don’t need to attend any follow up meetings. The next stage that will need my input is after casting is done and often after the shoot. I will either accept or reject the photos. And on very rare occasions, I will demand a re-shoot. But my direct involvement with models is not needed. And I never impose myself on them. Frankly, I’ve just got too many other responsibilities that fall on my shoulders.
Castings primarily involve reviewing electronic portfolios. The casting agents are well seasoned with the skill of asking the models particular questions. Extended conversations with them only occur if we need them to appear in an infomercial or in an online video in which they have lines of dialogue. It is the agents who ask the questions. Most of those questions focus on prior work experiences, particular jobs or campaigns in which these models have been included. But they also to help the ladies bring out their personality, put them at ease, and get them ready to perform if, again, they are appearing in an infomercial or on video.
I do remember one model who was intent on getting the job. She came to a casting session, and I remember her clearly. She was very pleasant while dealing with the casting agent. She nodded hello to everyone in the room, and she smiled at me, probably trying to figure out what my function is in all of this. I remember she asked questions about the job and about my company. Even about when she would get paid. After she was gone, the casting agent mentioned her being pushy even after the model admitted that she may not be “technically right” for the gig. And I let it slip from my mind.
A few days later this particular model came to my office. This was more than just unusual. It isn’t done. It was after the time that the casting agent told her that she would be considering models for a call back. So having her show up at my office was jarring. She was unannounced and uninvited. And she very soon became unwelcomed. My secretary was put off by her insistence to see me, but I told her I would give her a few minutes. She put on a pleasant face and appealed to me to ensure that she would be awarded the modeling job that she sought at the recent casting call. She told me that it had been several days and she hadn’t heard from the casting agent yet. I told her, truthfully, that not hearing from the casting agent was itself an answer and that I am not directly included in this phase of the selection process. And at that moment, she tried to seduce me.
That irritated me. I don’t make business decisions with this sort of quid pro quo in the fray. I told her that. I would never risk defying my finely tuned order of professional behavior. My business formula is successful. My companies bring in hundreds of millions in sales. We distribute imported clothing and US manufactured products across the country. People depend on us. It all moves fluidly due to long established practices to which all of us adhere. And there is simply no way I would jeopardize or contradict any of that.
Anyway, this young woman did not like not getting her way, and she became irate. I told her that this meeting was over, and she assumed a threatening disposition. I told her that if she didn’t remove herself, then security would be happy to do it for her. And in full view of my secretary and my assistant, who will acknowledge these facts, she declared that she would drag my name through the gutter and make me sorry. It sounded to me like a hollow threat. At the time, I did not believe she would do anything at all, but she did.
Before long, I became aware of an accusation published online on The Ripoff Report stating that a couple of hopeful models responded to an ad by coming to my office or home. But in the report, she portrayed me as a lecher with no actual involvement in the lingerie business. She claimed that I use my company name in a ploy to trick young women like herself into coming into a trap in order to fulfill my predatory wants. Of course none of that is true. I have never done casting sessions in my office or in my home, when we have castings, it’s always through a casting agent. And this woman is the one who came to my office without making an appointment and attempted to seduce me!
The unseemly referencing somehow skyrocketed to the top of any internet search for me. And that has never gone away. Also, since The Ripoff Report posts these unsubstantiated claims without verifying any part of it, she not only did this with complete anonymity, but she also constructed other false claims as other women were offering up similar claims. And I know it’s from the same woman because I have never had the previously stated horrifying and disappointing experience with any other person. Ever. Nothing even remotely in the same category. And not one of those claims was ever checked out by anyone, not even a little bit. If they had been, anyone would see that the claims in those reports are all lies.
This woman claims on The Ripoff Report that she contacted **, one of my Brazilian lingerie manufacturers to determine whether they had an association with me. And she claims that she was told that there was no association with me, that they did not know who I am. Certainly The Ripoff Report conducted nothing in the way of due diligence. If they had, they would have discovered rather quickly that these reports are pure fabrication. But I know she could not have contacted ** as my company ** was their largest US based client. I have purchased over 1.6 million units from them over a 3 year period. Evidence below:
As much as this one contract means to **, ** was only one of my suppliers. I engaged several others too. All of them were important to my overall corporate health. But this one account has only amounted to roughly fifteen percent of the lingerie we sold during that period. All of her claims are bogus. I am a serious participant in this field. My company has invested tremendous amounts into making this enterprise work, and no serious businessman would jeopardize that. Certainly I would not. It is clear to me, as I hope it is clear to any reader, that The Ripoff Report never sought corroboration for this infuriating charge. Naturally, any adult who applies for any job can’t reasonably command it be given to them. Sometimes the needs and expectations of any employer can’t be met by your particular set of talents. Most people accept that fact and move on.
Action taken beyond that is hurtful. And it is completely unfeeling for The Ripoff Report to dedicate itself to exploiting such odd bitterness for economic gain. They hoist up the banner of “Freedom of Speech” as justification for publishing false articles and reports. They even make it known on the first page that they do not guarantee that all reports posted there are authentic or accurate. It’s a power that is just primed to abuse. And that is clearly why there are thousands of complaints online about The Ripoff Report’s practices of falsely maligning company names and their owners by hosting illegitimate smear campaigns and bitter lies. So many people have been unfairly slandered with impunity and anonymity on this site. If it happened to me, it could happen to you. Even in the land of free speech, malice should be held accountable.
Ripoff Report posted a false report about our company. When we gave them a reply mentioning that the complaint was invalid and we didn't have any client with the name, they told us we have to follow few steps and later we will have to pay to remove it from Ripoff Report. We also sent them valid evidence that we didn't have any client with the name the person posted the complaint. Ripoff Report should not keep on live others false reports after having strong evidence from the company. I think they posted the false reports by themselves and doing business in order to remove that one from Google.
This site allows for easy fraudulent postings. Anyone can post slanderous fabricated comments and one's only recourse is to respond. The response is behind the original complaint, so the "bad" is prominently displayed and only those who dig into the responses can get a real view. Also, a google or web search will show your business with the association with Ripoff Report... If you want Ripoff Report to clear your name, you have be pay thousands of dollars. So this is the business model.
A consumer hastily posted a false claim on rip off report against our appliance company for a fridge he bought and laid down in his truck. He was in a rush and went against advice not to lay down. He plugged in and it didn't come on. He did not hesitate to write a bogus complaint. He contacted us after filing with rip off report unknowing to our company.
We offered to look at fridge and swapped it out for him for another fridge and consumer paid the difference. He immediately tried to remove his post. Rip off report refused to remove it. They in fact wanted money from our company of thousands of dollars to hide it. Consumer was able to post a retraction that is hidden in the site. Our company also posted our side however, one must enter site to scroll to find retraction. He also posted our real estate business in the report in error. Having no nothing to do with the fridge. Rip off report will not correct or remove without thousands of dollars paid to Ed the owner.
Fridge was plugged in the next day and did come on. Replacement fridge given to consumer worked fine as well. Neither consumer nor our company were able to have post corrected or removed without a large payment to rip off report. Rip off report post has harmed both of our businesses immensely. It is the only report brought up to our attention many times by the public. Most people have not entered the site to read the request for removal post by consumer and our company side.
Rip off report intentionally caused harm to both of our companies and does not care about our concerns. I contacted and pleased with rip off report to correct this and Ed refused without a large amount of money paid to him. He sent me an email stating how much was required to pay rip off report to remove the post. Rip off report should be banned from internet and charged with fraud. Rip off report should pay each consumer and or company for their losses.
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RipOff Report is a ripoff of fair reporting of complaints themselves. They allow bogus complaints to be filed without any verification at all. I happened to do a google search of my business name in Dec 2016 and discovered that an angry customer, that did not get her way, had filed a bogus complaint in June 2016. I can only hope that not many potential customers saw this before I was able to file a rebuttal. The complaint was riddled with mistakes that could have easily been verified, as false, had RipOff Report bothered to contact me.
Ordered via Facebook a Samsung Note 5 mirror case. The company is in Austria, doing business from China. They have no control over their shipping people and are unwilling to investigate why shipments remain in post office for 8 days before any movement. When product finally arrived, it was inferior trash! Nothing to protect the actual cellphone. Paid $30 US dollars for a product not worth $1 US dollar. People at Drabang are nasty and unrespectful to their customers. Bad company... Consumer BEWARE! STAY AWAY!!!
When you step in as a third party mediator you are supposed to be unbiased and impartial. The entire response from RipOffReport in my email appears to not be impartial. To use a standard email chain that you send to everyone is great as it saves time. However, you should personalize the email communication to the individual concerns.
You should never start off a mediation conversation by stating "We know for a fact that North Coast Auto Mall has made some drastic changes and will be making more as time goes on." Unless you work directly for a company you wouldn't know this for a fact! We can only go by the information that is provided, you will never know 100% what a company does or how they respond because you are involved. The information is relayed back to you and sometimes miscommunication happens and conversations is left out.
"We don't doubt you feel in your heart that what you are saying is true, but... this is NOT the North Coast Auto Mall that we know." How do you know? "More than likely there are problems with some specific staff handling your specific account, but I could be wrong." Re-read the above quotes, then you reply with this? The whole name calling is very rude and disrespectful from a company who handles complaints. If I am wrong in any form of my email, I will take ownership and apologize. I have never once yelled, cussed, or over talked anyone that I interacted with North Coast Auto. I have been nothing but professional with them.
A company called health solutions is basically a ripoff for a very poorly written book and email newsletters to get information free elsewhere on the internet. Be aware of these people. I fell for their ripoff last year and this year they renewed and deducted money for another years without my permission. Save yourself some trouble and avoid these people.
The "anti-scam" company turns out to be a scam itself. They offer to take a complaint down if you pay them and then you still don't get your company's name deleted from their site. I used to depend on this site to warn me about buyer beware type companies, and now it's just a place for disgruntled employees and random people to screw up a small businesses reputation.
The Economic Frauds Detection & Prevention Inc. makes fake posts about people and companies then tries to extort you for $650 to take you off their site. My name is Abdalelah ** and Economic Frauds report posted many fake posts about me. Not one of these people used a real name because they are not real. I refuse to pay them $650 to take the lies about me off their site. Google the Economic Frauds SCAM and see they are the scammers. The owner is wanted by the FBI for extortion and fraud. Once you are put on that site it goes to number 1 spot when someone googles your name so not cool.
I really don't care what they wrote and I'm definitely not stupid enough to pay them $650 to take me off their site but hey if they are a site saving people from scammers then why would they let the scammer pay their way off the site??? Shouldn't they want that info to stay forever so no one gets scammed by these people instead of letting the scammer pay his way off so he can continue scamming people? That just doesn't make sense. The internet is so full of lies. People with no lives and nothing to do will read a post they have nothing to do with, just so they can converse with other people. They add their 2 cents worth and write up fake posts when they don't even know me or anything about me.
The Ripoff Report makes fake posts about people and companies then try to extort you for 3 grand to take you off the site. My name is Michael ** and ripoff report posted many fake posts about me. Not one of these so called people used a real name because they are not real. I refuse to pay them 3 grand to take the lies about me off their site. Google the ripoff report and see they are the scammers. The owner is wanted by the FBI for extortion and fraud. Once you are put on that site it goes to number 1 spot when someone googles your name so not cool.
I really don't care what they wrote and I'm definitely not stupid enough to pay them 3 grand to take me off their site but hey if they are a site saving people from scammers then why would they let the scammer pay their way off the site??? Shouldn't they want that info to stay forever so no one gets scammed by these people instead of letting the scammer pay his way off so he can continue scamming people. That just doesn't make sense.
The internet is so full of lies. People with no lives and nothing to do will read a post they have nothing to do with and just so they can conversate with other people they add their 2 cents in and write up a fake post when they dont even know me or anything about me. YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET LIVES BUT HEY KARMA IS A **. IT WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE ASS.
I had plumbing replaced shower head and handles for one of the apartments I own. I paid for one product that the plumber told me he would install. I left the apartment and came back when tenant advised me job was done. Cheaper handles were installed not the ones I paid for to be installed. Called company would not fixed the situation. Claimed ones I wanted installed were $1,200.00 and plumber would not have given to me at that price. BEWARE. Scam artist!
All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. had a minor disagreement with the client; the client did not give All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. the opportunity to respond and decided to leave an unsubstantiated claim on RipOffReport. Within hours, the customer had a refund and the customer attempted to remove his claim against All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. off of RipOffReport. They refused to do so. There is no way for All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. to make an honest rebuttal or explanation about the above-referenced client without paying a substantial amount of money to RipOffReport. How is this even legal?
I filed a complaint against a company, which, I had sued and obtained a default judgment against. The judgment is over $100K. In the post, I did not go into all the bloody details of the lawsuit and the company that stole from me, my hard earned fees and commissions. I just simply stated that the company and its managing director were frauds. All one has to do is look them up on the county court's website which shows several judgments. I have a judgment against the company and the managing partner personally. RipOFF Report has failed to post the complaint, has ignored my many emails with NO RESPONSE whatsoever.
All that I got from ripoff report was that this is under review. Well it has been nearly a month now and they have not posted the report. What they are doing though is contacting the company and managing director and trying to get him to pay them $$$ in order to not post the complaint (this is being told to me by someone that still works for this same company). RIPOFF REPORT is only a lead generating system for other larcenous executive types which use the info to attempt to extort others. Don't buy into their sales pitch.. they are not there to serve you. You can go to the San Mateo County Court's register and search the court records for Michael ** and or Ventana Group LLC, there you will find it all in plain sight.
This company contacted me about a situation I was having with HBC facilities. They then wrote a new report of HBC facilities and buried all the negative complaints. This company failed miserably as a contractor service coordinator for FedEx Freight and Ripoff Report now states that Cary J Siegel is a successful businessman. Cary Siegel in two years only has contacted me about this Ripoff report but never about the $42590 he owes my company. Ripoff Report doesn't care about the wrongdoing in the world. They only care about how much money businesses will pay to cover it up. Do not waste your time.
RIPOFF REPORT plastered a fake phoney report on my google page. My business is destroyed. The business I spent 20 years building is gone. One customer in 20 yrs somehow went to them and put a bogus report on us. She made up lots of things. Some were true. I did call her a dummy as she called us a thousand times asking for a refund but she refused to send back the product so we had to get the product back before the refund is issued. She wanted refund and keep the product also so we gave her a refund. She was so nasty and plastered lies, half truths on ripoff report. We told RR they put one side of a story that was a lie and they basically said we had to pay them 20,000.00 to get the slam removed! We are now broke and out of business.
How come the FBI does nothing about this RipOff Report and why do they let them terrorize small businesses that are struggling? The owner of RipOff report told me I deserve to be out of business because I called the customer a dummy. OMG, is he the king of the world? Who is this guy to tell me what I can and cannot say to a customer?? He is telling me what to say??
I am a new startup. I have been working to build my website in preparation for launching my products. Before even selling a single product, a false review was posted to the Ripoff Report site. Immediately, I was bombarded with email scams claiming to help me remove this negative review. The review placed against my company is completely false, since I am still in the design phase and have not sold a single product to-date. I'm reluctant to file a rebuttal on the Ripoff Report site, for fear that it will trigger another false review in an attempt to get me to respond and pay for their programs.
Under my company, **, I had a disgruntled customer. He failed to meet the terms of his contract and although we extended his time to receive the product, he still failed to use it because of his failure. After he lost his project, he blamed us and hired a local attorney. The attorney was provided all of the evidence, not just the partial file from his client and the attorney not only refused to proceed and told his client he was wrong but apologized to me.
The client, still upset, filed a report on RipOff. After I saw it, I called him and told him we would prosecute, he wrote and called Ripoff to remove his complaint. Ripoff refused to remove it stating their policy of non-removal. I wrote them and as well, wrote a rebuttal. Still today, I am losing business and jobs because people believe what they read. Shortly after one of my calls to Ripoff, I got a call from someone with a Slavic accent, claiming they would have it removed for $25k. I told him to go to hell.
I can say I filed two incidence on RipOffReport. One with Dell Computers no interest rate financing and one with a Travel Agent called Kings Travel from Georgia area. Both were unethical in their business practices. With Dell they were offering no interest rate financing if you bought one of their computers. We bought one for our son for college. But what turned out to be promoted as no interest turned out to be one lie. It turned out Dell was not approving anyone for the interest free loan. We had very good credit and could not understand why we did not qualify.
Thank goodness for RipOffReport where I posted a very upsetting post about what happened. Apparently I was not the only one going through the same thing. An Attorney saw my post and several others and contacted me. He and his law firm dealt with class action lawsuits. After about two years of investigating his firm found out Dell was directing their credit agency to decline just about everyone, hence the no interest rate credit did not exist. It seems Dell was using some sort of credit formula that they refused to give out to the consumer as an explanation of why they were denied. All in all it was found through very good legal work and a paper trail that illegal activity was going on. Dell settled, yes we got a small settle amount.
The second company Kings Cruise company in Georgia. They kept my money when I canceled the trip even though I bought their travel insurance. They refused to honor the agreement. The only way I could have got my money back was to hire an attorney in Georgia and I could not afford it. So I lost 1000.00 to a dishonest company. I have no issue with RipOffReport. I am a real consumer who went there because I felt hopeless.
I've never had such quick response and the RipOffReport people handled my dilemma without a hitch. Do you realize that you just did what all the websites are saying you would not. Not to worry, I won't miss any of the already half-dozen posts I've made already (and am hopeful you've not read them too). I'm really sorry about assuming the worst... it's actually a bad thing to do... Thanks, I'll not verify your stated intentions and have a bit of deleting to do now. This was the quickest response time... thanks again.
I've seen first hand the damage that can be done by RipOffReport and have seen many businesses and individuals wrongly and unfairly accused of things. One was even be an ex-wife looking for revenge. It is ridiculous the things that get posted on that site. The fact is that according to the law, you will not be able to get the report removed. A friend asked me to help with this problem and I was able to eventually get it removed from Google but it wasn't easy. Happy to share my experiences and if I can help anyone with this problem I can tell you what worked for me.
I worked for a company and a woman requested to be contacted for a demo. It was assigned to me. I reached out and she said that she had an emergency and she wanted to do demo next week. I wished her well and asked if I should just delete her request so she wouldn't get contact and she could resubmit when ready. She said "No it's fine, we would do demo next week." A couple days later, I was going through files and realized that one of them was a referral and got a free month and texted to let them know. The account was not flagged for no contact so business as usual. Well, she responded that since I contacted her before the next week, that she wanted a year free of service.
I googled her at that point to find out who she was and it turns out that she harasses companies, gets people fired to get free things, creates fake Facebook sites of dead soldiers and dying children to get followers and then switches it to her name, even takes charitable contributions. She stalks celebrities and common people and when they try to defend themselves, she threatens to ruin their lives, creates accounts in their names and does all types of things. I apologized and explained that I am a mother of two and the sole supporter of my family. She said "Guilt trips don't work on me sweetheart" and posted my comment on Twitter and ripoff report saying my company's name and my name. Saying that I harassed her and that the company gives terrible customer service to their clients. I had been with the company for almost 3 years, was a top rep and never had a complaint after dealing with thousands of clients.
We had just gone public and I was fired because of it. Then my company gave her 3 months of free service. I was all alone, I had just moved to a new state (next to my parents) because my company said I couldn't work in the state my parents lived in. I had earned the privilege to work from home because of outstanding work and I was left all alone, jobless, in a house I just moved into 2 weeks prior with two babies and no job. All because she posted a ripoff report on me and my company. She was not a client and requested contact. Now, potential clients google my name and that comes up on the first page. New companies that I would like to work for google my name and find that. I have nothing but positive things about me online and then an Internet cyber stalker ruined my reputation in order to get free service and cost me my job using this site.
She has about 30 ripoff reports from her victims about her and she was allowed to post there still. Then I look and to even have them look into the situation, they want 2 grand. It should be illegal. It is immoral, irresponsible, defamatory, unethical and slanderous. It should not be legal for people to use a site like this to extort money from small business or to so easily put up slander. There is no legality or credibility or even an attempt to see if this information is true. People work very hard to create businesses and careers and a loser that has no job and supports themselves by robbing, conniving and stealing can tear years of hard work down with a few clicks of a keyboard. And the victims have no defense. It's just there. Consumers don't know if they are true or not but I know that if I send a potential client an email for whatever company I represent, until this post is down, they will google my name and find this.
It damages my credibility when this woman asked for contact, told me not to delete her request, has dozens of websites devoted to exposing how horrible of a person she is but clients and employers won't know any of this. They will just see my name, a ripoff report, and the word harassment. I'd like there to be a lawsuit where everyone who was damaged falsely by this site joins a class action and seeks reparation. Extortion plain and simple from multiple angles. May God handle this one. I'll be praying. If you look at my image attached, as soon as she posted her thanks to the company, another person (who has since told me that this woman has a group that monitors her 24/7) posted to please not give her anything because she is a scam artist. I still lost my job. The ripoff report still remains. My name is still tarnished.
My company was solicited by a scam artist who offered us marketing services. Once we paid his fee he then put us on ROR stating that we were the scam artist. Ed ** of ROR then stated it would cost $2000 for him to look into the claim.
This website, allows mysterious people with no name, usually competitors, to simply post false accusations and false lies made up to slander other hardworking people. If these were to be true, allow the business or person accused to challenge and delete that. If not, allow it to be heard. However this company charges $2000 to "consider" removing it or sinking it down the bottom of google search.
I am a real person. I have a report against me on Ripoff report. The report is a lie, fabrication, never happened, and I can't do anything about it. The website report mentions an incident that never occurred from an unidentified person. The amount of money is far more charges than our monthly membership charge which accompanies a contract, which of course was not presented due to the fact that it doesn't exist, it is a lie. And last our business was relocated in December of 2012, not March of 2013 as mentioned in the time of incident. This makes it impossible to be true based on timeline factors alone. This is a complete scam and RipOffReport.com is a ripoff to generate an income from hard working citizens.
This company puts false reports on its site and then tries to charge business to remove them. They admit that they do not have the resources to verify anything. Anybody can write anything on this website, anytime, & they do not have to provide any evidence or documentation to support any allegation. The company also admits that sometimes, competitors write false complaints on the website. If you have been defamed on their site by a false report, you have to pay them a $2000 fee & they will "consider" removing it.
Recently, a person I did not know & had never done business with, contacted me & demanded a "refund" of $1800 & threatened to add my name to a complaint unless I gave him money. I did not know this man & had never been paid a fee by him for anything. I did not pay him. Then, about a month later, I was told by a potential client that there was a ripoff report that mentioned my name. I checked this website & to my horror, found a false report that mentioned me. I wrote a rebuttal explaining what this total stranger had done. He then wrote a rebuttal, repeating the same falsehoods, yet again. I posted another rebuttal, but the damage to my reputation is done.
The operators of this disgraceful website won't remove anything even though they know that at least some of their reports are false. I suppose that some reports are true, but many are not true, and they know it. I can't pay $2000 to get rid of this. I don't know what to do now. First, the person who wrote the false report tried to extort money from me and now Ripoff Report wants to extort money from me to get rid of the false report. This is a nightmare.
This company puts false reports on its site and then tries to charge business to remove them. This should be illegal. RipoffReport.com is a ripoff, false reports, fee to remove.
Recently I was told from a client that my company ** had a complaint registered against them from a company called Rip Off Report. After writing to them (Rip Off Report) explaining that we have never done business in the state where this report was generated. They told me that I could have this post that is online taken off the web for $2000.00. I again stated that "we have never done work in this state, why would you charge me $2000.00 to have something removed if it was not true." They said "that's what it will cost if you want it removed."
We have an a+ rating with the bbb and this report published online from rip off report is an out and out lie. This company will allow anyone to write a report on a company and never follow up to make sure that the allegations are true. I have written a rebuttal that they included on the report but the report on ** is still online and does not make ** look good. I find a company that charges thousands of dollars to delete false accusations to be a rip off as well. I am hoping that others that are falsely accused by this Rip Off Report complain as I have to the attorney generals office to have this company stop from falsely accusing companies that follow good business practice.
In theory a complaint website sounds great. Repulsively www.ripoffreport.com business model is to charge huge fees to be removed, even if a "complaint" is clearly fake or just an angry rant. The site points to Facebook and says they too have no ability to monitor or verify complaints or slander, but Facebook doesn't earn its revenue from removing false information.
This company has full-time legal staff to handle all the lawsuits file against them where they allow anyone to post slanderous postings. They will not remove it even if the person that placed the post wants it removed. Oh, wait yes for $2000.00 they consider it. Oh wait one more way they make money for $600.00 a month they will block it. This is not a consumer assistant program. Those can be handle with The FTC or State.
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