Ripoffreport.com Complaint - Ripoffreport extortionists
I first became aware on Ripoffreport. Com in 2006 while browsing the internet. I looked up my company name and found a negative report about a company with the same name as mine, but in a state 500 miles away. I made use of the comment section, using my company name, my personal name, and my location, suggesting that the complainer should pursue through local channels if they actually have a complaint, rather than posting a company name on a national forum such as Ripoffreport. I expressed that I hoped this report did not cause confusion that would negatively affect my company. I asked that the report be removed, and I received a response saying no, and that it was clear to anyone reading it that it was about a business other than mine. Over the next two years my business volume plummeted. I had no idea why, until summer of 2009 when I again searched my company name on the internet. Ripoffreport was now linking this complaint together with my response. Therefore when someone did a websearch for my business and hometown, up comes a link saying '(my business name) contactors, run away as fast as you can, terrible service, arrogant owner....." It then lists my personal name and hometown from my response to the original complaint, giving the impression that this ad is about my company. When you try to click the link to read the report, 9 times out of ten the site will not open for about 5 minutes. I imagine this is caused by the website not properly maintaining its servers. So my business income fell from 100,000 in 2006 to 20,000 in 2009. I then asked Ripoffreport. Com to remove my response to the original complaint so that it would stop showing up on the web with my personal info in it. Obviously it was not the intent of the complainer to ruin an innocent business. Twice Ripoffreport. Com never responded to my request.
I then searched the web for ways of getting this info removed. Lots of websites willing to provide service for $5000.00. And guess what. I'm willing to bet that theses same websites are discreetly owned by ed magedson, the same person who owns Ripoffreport. Thats the only possible explanation for why this scumbag has decided to destroy my business, a business in no way related to the original complaint. Time for the attorney general to put this scumbag behind bars instead of letting him profit off destroying honest businessmen while hiding behind the U.S. Constitution.