RipOffreport.com Informative - Reports on Rip Off Report are often false!
I first discovered Ripoffreport.com in the late 1990's. At that time, the site was listed as a consumer advocacy site and solicited funds to go after fraudulent companies. I even "donated" money to assist in this goal.
I continued to use the site and then started to notice the advertising and all the crazy reports about psychics, unfaithful husbands and so forth. I still, however, thought the site was legitimate.
THEN, when an individual posted a fake report about me, I started to do my research. I found out that the site does not filter or censor the reports so the reports can be fake or true.
I basically wrote Ed Magedson (received no response), called (got no response) and even considered suing until I noticed that all the case law supports a site that just serves as a host to complaints, compliments and so forth.
The individual who posted the fake report about me posted another report stating that they had posted the fake report and would do it again if I continued to complain about their report. At this point, I thought Magedson would agree to remove the report - he did not.
My point is this: I just want to inform individuals, businesses and so forth that ripoffreport.com is not a reliable source to research an individual or a company. The best research tools are amazon.com, epinions.com, and the better business bureau.
Ripoffreport.com takes money from businesses to remove and edit reports and now takes money from businesses to advertise. Ripoffreport.com is NOT a consumer advocacy site, but one solely designed to profit off the misery and complaints of others.
Another internet company: juicy campus tidbits dot com or something to that effect recently lost its credibility with college students when the site continuously allowed false and harmful reports to appear.
If you have a false report about your company or yourself on Ripoffreport.com, just go to the site and post positive reports to counter the negative reports. Once the discussion becomes so ridiculous, no one will believe the report anyway.
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