My name has been drug through the dirt by RipOff Report even though I never had contact with the person writing the Negative post. I asked to be removed since I never met the person and was mistakenly added to a list within the report. Matter of fact I think the report in itself is FAKE and a vehicle for EXTORTION. RipOff Report refused to do it. RipOff Report is a CENTRAL HUB for Extortionists trying to take advantage of innocent people. I suppose not all posts on there are fake, but this one was. The fact that RipOff Report refused to remove this post, or at least refused to remove my name from it (when it clearly shows in the post I never had contact with or met the person) shows that in the background they are running an unethical website. It also shows that the post itself is/was a vehicle for EXTORTION. The person posting has ZERO PROOF of anything! Why was my name posted for no reason? WTH is happening with people that they need to stoop down to this level? Still if people do thier research, they will realize that the person who posted the report is the sick one, the EXTORTIONEST. This is 100% SLANDER written out in black & white. How this site still manages exist it beyond me. The seedy business ethics of RipOff Report make my stomach turn. BobbieBardot
Tip for consumers: Stay Away! If I could give RipOff Report ZERO stars, I would Bobbie Bardot
THE RIPOFF REPORT & GOOGLE EXTORTION SCAM BEATEN-OWNERS TO FACING CRIMINAL INDICTMENT
GOOGLE NOW FACING $20 BILLION LOSS OVER PARTNERSHIP WITH RIPOFF REPORT AFTER LOSES IN AUSTRALIA AND EUROPEAN UNION
MEDIA RELEASE ON GOOGLE AND RIPOFF REPORT SCAM
BILL O'REILLY-IT'S AN EXTORTION SITE
DR. JANICE DUFFY HAS CHANGED THE INTERNET
THE EMAIL FROM THE HEAD OF THE EU ANTITRUST UNIT THANKING US FOR OUR HELP-ONE OF MANY EMAILS FROM THE UNIT
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Reply to your e-mail of 30/10/2015 - COMP/C3/VB/se/HT.815/ARES
Date: Thu, November 12, 2015 1:12 am
Dear Mr. Almon,
Thank you for your e-mail of 30 October 2015 in which you outlined your concerns regarding the conduct of Google.
As you are aware, the European Commission is currently investigating Google and is committed to ensuring that competition, innovation and a level playing field are preserved amongst all market players. For more information about the competition-related activities of the European Commission we invite you to consult our website:http://ec.europa.eu/competition/consumers/contacts_en.html.
Please be assured that perceptions like yours are always appreciated.
Thank you again for your communication.
Head of Unit
DG Competition Unit C3
Antitrust - IT, Internet and Consumer electronics
office: MADO 27/069
$20 BILLION IN FINES
GOOGLE MISTAKE IN JANICE DUFFY CASE COSTLY
SECOND LAWSUIT AGAINST GOOGLE
CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST RIP OFF REPORT
CRIMINAL CHARGES IN IOWA THANKS TO ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
60 MINUTES ON CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST RIPOFF REPORT
WATSON HEARING SHOWS HOW GOOGLE AND RIPOFF REPORT HAVE HURT VETERANS NEEDING SURGERY FOR COMBAT WOUNDS SUFFERED DURING THE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR
RIPOFF REPORT IS THE BUSINESS AND ROLE MODEL FOR THESE CRIMINALS
The site is a blackmail site that goes after anyone that is a public figure or in business for the purposes of extortion, the owners will be in prison within 6 months to a 1 year.
AG'S CALL FOR END TO CDA 230
COURTS ARE NOW WISE TO THE SCAM
SLUTS OF NEW YORK CASE AND GOOGLE
HOW THE SCAM WORKS
1) A false post is placed on the website Ripoff Report by the site writers, an ex, etc.
2) The target is immediately bombarded with Ripoff Report "reputation defender" partners and Ripoff Report itself offering to remove the posts or move it from the front page of Google searches for thousands of dollars monthly.
3) Google is a knowing and willing partner. It is the same scam Google runs with its free reverse phone number look up ads, NONE ARE FREE. In both cases the (Federal Trade Commision) FTC long ago should have done to Google what the European Union is doing-fine them heavily and break them up. Why doesn't the FTC sanction Google for these obvious scams? CORRUPTION. The politicians take money from Google and then the FTC and Congress go right along with the scam. It is just that neither expected our think tank to get involved. All of the old media, politicians, and "experts" said Google would not and could not be beat in Australia and would not be fined in the European Union.
WHY did we get involved? The Ripoff Report scam has led to children turning suicidal, veterans losing the chance for life altering medical help, and the loss of untold jobs by businesses going under due to the false posts. It is the fault of people for believing such nonsense (they seldom research the site). It is again a case of corrupt politicians, the corrupt media, and incompetency within the legal system that forced us to take on the issue.
this guy thinks he can get away with magic by hiring multiple cheap lawyers and posting novel length comments or feedback but yet he is not picking up his phone or dealing with it like a proper individual. stop hiding behind the curtain, grow a set and man up!
The assured tussinDM cough syrup I thought was cough syrup inside of the dark brown plastic bottle that was found tampered and poisoned by the FDA forensic chemistry CSI crime center located in Cincinnati,Ohio is an explosive chemical mixture containing fluorine,methanol,isopropanol,ethyl alcohol,acetone,traces of lead,arsenic and Mercury. All of which showed up in my blood and urine,forensic testing also identified small dark amorphous particles resembling sand and sharp fibers that penetrated my esophagus, I called this forensic center in the past after I ingested this stuff someone there told me on the phone that this bottle I turned over contained chemicals,and that this serious federal criminal act occurred inside bio pharm inc.The FDA agent that was handed my case information and positive chemical adulterants information to go inside bio pharm inc. he called me from the Indiana state district office of the FDA criminal investigations located in lisle,Illinois told me he was not going to help me get compensation from bio pharm inc where this happened or give me the chemical evidence findings because he's going to stop me from suing the company he stood by. He had also told me that not to contact government officials or attorneys and if I didn't cooperate with him and stop contacting bio pharm inc or dollar tree inc seeking compensation he was sending his men to my house to take me away ! Then he tells me he's going to see to it that I be imprisoned on his accord amongst hardened criminals to do as they pleased with me,and when it was time for me to be released he'd still be around to make sure that it didn't happen ! Why does this FDA agent still have his job,why didn't anybody recall this product,why is bio pharm inc not being held for this crime is this person still there that poisoned me and this assured cough syrup,I want compensated FDA !
I've been using Ripoff Report for years. It helped me deal with a very bullish landlady, a boss who was extremely mean and sexist, a workplace that was wearing me down, a guy blogger who gets on my nerves, a cleaning fluid that is toxic, the same bullish landlady once again, and tee-shirt company displaying religious logo on underwear they were selling. All this venting really helped me think things through as well as possibly expose some things or organizations for what they are. RateMDs re-organizes their website and removes all their reviews; I couldn't even log in anymore. Not Ripoff. I also like checking out what some other people might have said about an organization or product.
The Better Business Bureau gave this an F rating. They have 51 disputes filed against them in which the business failed to respond. This is a phishing and scam site which uses personal information for malware and harassment.
This website has saved me from countless scams and fraudulent business deals. Thank you RoR!
First went to Stanton optical on 4/8/16 and eye exam from dr. Sutton reveled rt. +0.75, -.050, 085, +1.25. Lt. +0.50, -0.50, 095, +1.25. Staff and Dr all very helpful and nice. I purchased a set on glasses using the buy 1 get 1 free. One for distance one for reading. The distance glasses were great and I could see clear again. Paying no attention to the reading glasses I left. So later I had found a pair of frames at another store that I liked and I decided I would have the progressives made. A week later the glasses came in and the distance was great but the reading part was blurry. So I tried on the reading glasses I purchased from Stanton and sure enough they were blurry too. The strange thing though was the cheap +1.25 reading glasses I purchased from the Dollar tree for $1.00 are crystal clear. So I asked the tech about it where I was buying the progressives from and he explained that the prescription that they have to go bye says add +1.25 He said to equal the +1.25 reading it should be rt. Add +0.50 to equal +1.25 reading in the right and Lt. add +0.75 to equal +1.25 reading in the left. Had to have the prescription made out correct to get it fixed. On 5/5/16 I returned to Stanton optical and dr. Sutton was not there. I explained the problem to dr. Sussmane and he said to fix the problem we had to do a recheck. On the recheck reveled rt. -1.25, -.050, 150, +1.25. Lt. +0.50, -0.75, 096, +1.25. So the problem is the prescription is not correct and it is according to him my fault because I did it wrong. What I am confused about is, Why are the original distance glasses clear and why are the dollar store reading glasses clear. For some reason I could not articulate this to dr. Sussmane and I had a appointment I had to get to so I decided to leave the glasses there and told the tech I would be back in an hour after my other appointment. I returned 2 hours later and was told they cannot do progressive lenses in house. Um, I do not have progressive I replied. So I am in the computer system, they have both my glasses distance and reading and somehow they started thinking progressive. So after explaining everything to the technician frustration seems to set in with both of us and customer service went right out the door. I asked for my glasses back that she was holding and said ill just bring the issue to my bank and let them handle it. She said Im not going to give them back to you then. I then had to firmly state to return my property and she removed the glasses from the case and returned them to me. I said the case too and she returned it to me as well. When I asked her name and for the manager she ignored me. When I leaned to look at her name tag she covered it with her hand. To identify her she was the oldest woman there, in her 50s about 5 slightly overweight. I then went to a tech that was not busy and he pointed out the assistant manager that was helping a customer right behind where I was NOT getting helped. After the assistant manager was freed up I asked her if she had witnessed any of that and she stated she did and was very apologetic and helpful toward the customer service issue. She had suggested I wait for the store manager to get back from lunch and proceeded to try and figure out the problem with the glasses. (1+1=2). I might not be the smartest person around but I know what clear is. Anyway, about 20 minutes later the store manager came back from lunch and I had been there a combined 3 hours to do some simple math to equal +1.25 and she seemed real busy and I left tired and frustrated. By the way did anyone else catch that in the second prescription? Right eye distance -1.25 add +1.25 for reading. Zero magnification in the right eye for reading. I did say the +1.25 $1.00 reading glasses are perfect right? So I am using the original prescription for distance and it is clear and the $1.00 glasses for reading. For the progressive I will just have to eat the cost of another exam to get the correct prescription. Going back to the statement of the second Doctor, you are correct it is my fault; I chose to go to Stanton Optical.
I was told by a friend that I wrote a review on this website, Well let me tell you. It wasn't me! apparently someone used my name to hide behind and wrote their BS story... This site is a JOKE!!!!
I'm kind of old (keep that in mind if you young folk happen to be reading this and don't understand some of what is stated herein).
I remember when the corporations were propagating that cigarettes were safe and "doctor approved", cigarette companies haven't gone to jail for murder. I remember when we were told by the media that the Kennedy's all died of this or that gunman (only to find out that it was contrary to the media's propaganda (the media is still around and still is free to manipulate public opinion with slanted information). I remember when the media told us that a bunch of black people listened to a white preacher and committed suicide in Jonestown Guyana (yet failed to inform the public of some factoids such as who the owner of that property was/is and that the MKUltra-type test population was forced to do some insane daily visits to the "hospital" there), the owners still exist to this day. I remember when the media showed us all 3 steel and concrete towers falling due to tin planes and kerosene fuel (and later dubbed the incident "twin towers" and the minds of the masses went comatose about that third building). Yahoo, in 2010 was found guilty of some evil stuff (and still to this day their auto-responder robots exist which create posts against anyone that might use one of their keywords ...such as murdering innocent people should not be considered a good thing...within seconds you will be blombasted with the most insane rubbish responses that aren't even from real people). I remember watching some high ranking people murder 2 kids in Provo (and the media completely lied about the incident the next day...of course I and another witness were not permitted in the police department where the "press" conference was being held...I waited outside and none of those reporters wanted to hear the truth...I spoke on channel 2 and 5 news and they only permitted 3 words to air which gave the illusion of something totally contrary to what I said). We've all seen certain groups killing kids, women, unarmed men (we need no longer look at waco or ruby ridge or kent state or attica for those fallen). When I went to school we still had prayer before our school day, the capitalists quickly removed prayer and put in its place conformity without protest, be all you can be, officer friendly, and reel to reel projector videos that had absolutely no educational value whatsoever (such as Exxon, and all the wonderful things that Exxon is doing to create a better and safer world...no fish allowed). We were given a bait and switch education where monopolies were stated to not be a part of our economic system (and now we have only two players at the monopoly board....republican and democrat, verizon and brighthouse, microsoft and macintosh, walmart and bestbuy....the illusion of choices sure seem to abound these days). We now have open discourse in the media of lobbyists bringing bagfuls of money to curtail the better ethics of those decision makers that lord over us and ask only that we donate our children to her wars and our money for her causes.
But wait, this story is about ripoffreport right? Right. A year ago I made a valid and true report about greendot money card. I noticed that when searching my name that it appeared that I was the scammer moreso than the entity I was reporting. I emailed ripoffreport and guess what? Quicker than any monopoly site around was the reply back!
In fact, I appreciate sites such as this that keep some semblance of equilibrium between the misguided and apathetic masses and the monopolies that have apparently caused the greatest heist in history to go unreported (usdebtclock.org for starters I know, you didn't know we were the brokest country on the planet, right? Where did the money go? HA! I could answer that and could even offer a damn good solution but this is about a single man, Ed something or other, right? A man that singlehandedly offered a site where any Joe could come along and state his peace (almost echoes what the protectors of our freedoms were supposed to uphold....freedom of somethingorother...now, 2015 and nobody dares stand up for our eviscerated constitution).
I ask you, if I were to start a site, using my own server, and allow a community-based forum where we could discuss avenues for rectifying bad situations, or lauding good situations, is this of itself bad? Of course not! Ahhh....but if I should make a dollar in doing so, now that's bad (unless you're called the supreme court and all it's ilk)...
Courageous we are not. Apathetic and ignorant till death do us part we are.
I suggest we read that last book of Revelations...start at about chapter 17 or 18 (there's only 5 or 6 more chapters to the end) and consider what our end should be.
I would post the communications between myself and this ripoffreport entity but I doubt it would be of good use here. I suffice to say that they treated me above and beyond what should be considered appropriate (and I'm nobody). They handled my request the same day I made the request (yesterday).
I've written the truth here, what you do with this information is of no concern to me, I'm old and on my way out (it's you younger folk I worry for....the water is deep and the sharks are rampant).
(written but not read, there may be errors in the aforementioned, should we kill me or profiteer because of it? Thought crimes, maybe?)
p.s. on second thought, I'm posting the communications between myself and that small company that yearns to be big like the monopolies that rule us (how dare he aspire like those others!)
>> I made a report against greendot about a year ago and it's making me look worse than the entity I was reporting! In fact, whenever someone searches for me they find me with this report as being one of the first things seen: RIPOFF REPORT: KENNY HENDRICK. Someone would actually have to read the entire article in order to find out that I'm not the ripoff.
>> My email has changed (for political reasons I left yahoo which is probably the email I used to make the report against greendot...if it wasn't yahoo then it may have been gmail. I'll list some of my past email addresses here:
If you call, I can verify anything (such as a quiz question or other information that only I might know).
>> In short, I really would like the opportunity to edit my report and any help or hint you can give me as to which email address I'll be needing to remember the password to, would be much appreciated.
Ripoff Report Customer Service<email@example.com>11 dec. at 23:56
If you could please give us your name, we will be able to make the changes that are needed. Thank you and have a great weekend!
Ripoff Report Customer Support
Them (same day)
Ripoff Report Customer Service<firstname.lastname@example.org>12 dec. at 00:59
We have removed your name from the reports that you have placed and replaced it with anonymous. You may view your report using the link below.
Thank you and again enjoy your weekend!
Ripoff Report Customer Support
Tip for consumers: This is how a business ought to act! I've already pulled a couple of cards from the haters out there that are speaking against this ripoffreport website (if for instance, it sounds as though they've stated something that strangely resembles something from elsewhere, simply copy a portion of their "authentic" words against this guy, and then search google for that exact copied section or sentence!). One guy had the audacity to make a statement against ripoff report by PLAGIARIZING words that
Stay out of this website. Mambo Sandy is rude, she takes your money, won't take your calls, won't reply to emails, and to top it off, her love spells do not work.
This is a terrible website where anyone can say anything about anyone or any business. It's a place where people with grudges can defame whomever they like without repercussion.
Ripoff betrays your confidence. Do not trust them! Ripoff report is not the website that you naively think it is. They mislead that they post all reviews and never remove reports from their database. This is not true. Companies paid Ripoff report not to post negative reviews. Their advice to you, not to reveal your real name is a trap, since they give it to the companies without your consent. You are unaware that the company knows your name. Behind the misleading Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, Ripoff report doesnt post the negative reviews. He gives your name to the company, and they contact you personally. The consequences could be very damaging for you and your reputation. Rich companies found the way to eliminate the negative reviews.
Be careful never, ever write your real name when you create a profile and do not use your personal email address.
As the scourge of Defamation/Slander/ Complaint sites like Ripoff, and several others, still exist. Here are 5 TIPS on what people can do:
1) WRITE POLITICIANS, SEARCH ENGINES, ADVERTISERS, and the FTC.
A long time ago right after the internet was invented, American politicians flubbed, and passed the now outdated, law:
Because of this law, websites, to this day, have been able to commit the equivalent of economic terrorism against individuals and small businesses. Write politicians. If they dont reply or help, then write a few scathing complaints about them on ripoff and elsewhere, and show them the unedited unexamined complaint they now have. This may get their attention.
Also, in addition to adjusting the botched 230, NEW laws about hosting internet defamation need to be created, on both the state and federal levels. The minute these new laws pass, (locally and nationally), these sites will collapse.
Ditto for the major search engines. The slander/ defamation sites get all their power from the links they derive from the search engines. Without the search results, their visibility would end instantly. The search engines are why there is so much grief is passed along.
Contact people at the search engines and ask them to delink results from such abusive websites. Get the names of the people you speak to. If they dont help, write a complaint about them too. Also, make a database of all the companies advertising on these sites. Websites that allow anonymous people to post whatever they want about anyone, and do not investigate the accusation and verify for accuracy, and then do not remove posts, deserve to be shut down.
There needs to be extreme public pressure on "Do No Evil" Google to stop linking to these particular sites. And someone, hopefully, will put together a successful class action, Federal RICO charges (for serial extortion) Also be sure ask the search engines to implement the de-link policy that has been recently adopted by Europe:
Here is the link to complain to the FTC
2) DONT PAY AND DONT RESPOND
Again, follow the money. If the website uses the extortion model to make money, create a large database of people victimized by these sites presently or in the past, and email blast them not to pay. Follow up. If the web site uses the advertising model to make money, then start a campaign and/ or petition against all their advertisers.
Write each advertiser politely that they are advertising with an evil website that harms peoples reputations and does not remove posts. If you get no response, then complain on 5-6 websites about them. See how they like it. They are just as vulnerable as you are. People will get the message. Shut off the money spigot to these sites.
Why people are gullible enough to pay protection money and subsidize these sites is beyond comprehension. The funding has to stop. Also, email your list of victims not to respond to the posts, and give them tips on how to fight back. When you respond on these sites, a flame war starts and that is good for the defamation site and its search engine value. If everyone refused to pay and post, these sites would cease to exist.
3) SUE, SUE, AND SUE AGAIN. Sure you may lose, but if you lose you still win. These sites dont want you to sue, because it takes up huge amounts of their time and energy. But they need to be spending their time in court and on lawyers, not devising new schemes to torment and defame people like you. Imagine if the lawsuits to Ripoff quadrupled next year? Even a psychopath has to decide if its worth it to terrorize the public. You may also want to consider organizing a class action lawsuit using your database of those victimized.
4) HACK & SPAM. This is not legal, so we cannot recommend hacking or spamming these sites. But if you personally know a hacker or spammer, let him know your story, he may sympathize with you. A website that is hacked or spammed massively, would experience acute downtimes and a loss of time and money.
5) CREATE NEW IDEAS AND LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THEM.
You are not helpless. If just a few dozen people take strong action, these sites will only exits for a few months until they are sued to bankruptcy. The government does not put up with internet bullying, terrorizing children, or copyright infringement, but for some reason they have dropped the ball with adult individuals and small businesses who are slandered online. You can help change that.
How a website sadists and bullies, can stay alive and thrive even in Osama bin Laden style hide outs remains perplexing. We cannot advocate violence, but it is amazing that no crazy person has yet tracked down these evil folks. If I were them, I would quit while ahead, take a long vacation of ones choice. If anyone knows people who work for and help these companies, you may want educate them about the evil they are working for, and the danger they put themselves by working there.
Permission is granted to edit/ use any text from this post, anywhere.
Great for the reporter but, watch out if you're the "report~ee" There are always 2 or more sides to a story and unless the reporter of such information is quite sure of his/her facts, they need not post there (whew)
Thanx a hoot for this heads up hon <3
I have reported a bunch of companies on here, which have all screwed me over in some way. Most of the time, my intention was not to have the issue resolved, but, just to settle the score with some good old, sweet revenge!
By exposing what the company and what they did to me or someone else to the world, it may not solve the problem, but, it will hurt them in other ways.
First of all, anybody that reads my complaint will think twice about going to that company again. That means, they will have that many less customers to rip off! These people will also tell their friends and relatives not to go there. That will hurt them a little more, because they won't be able to hurt those people and rip them off.
For every customer I take away from a business, they will lose anywhere from $1 to multiple Billions of dollars! So I'm not just hurting that company's reputation, but, I hurt them financially as well!!!
Vigilante style revenge is so awesome!
The site Sometimes even works as it is supposed to. That is when a company actually is informed of a complaint somebody has submitted about them.
Then the company contacts the consumer to make things right. When this happens, the two parties come to their own agreement on how to solve the problem, usually without going to court.
Most of the time, the offender, usually a company, will offer to make things right to the victim, either by fixing whatever it was they broke, refunding the person's money or doing whatever they have to do to make amends to the customer and keep them happy. After they resolve the problem, they will usually insist that the person who submitted the complaint must immediately remove it from the site.
There are a lot of companies, however, that just don't seem to care and they simply don't get the message. For example, if you look up Just Brakes on this site, you'll see over a Thousand complaints! This is a company that just has no Morales! They couldn't care less if people post more complaints about them!
So, this is a good site, on which you can research a company and find out if they have a bad reputation. If they have more than 50 serious complaints, don't go there, or they will screw you to!
An example of how this site has worked for a friend of mine:
My friend from work was sent home one day by the Manager, because he didn't have. a company tie and another part of his uniform. The Manager was very corrupt and he told him that he needed to buy his own tie and anything else he needed for the uniform.
My friend said, "No, that's not right! The uniform was issued by the company! Anything that goes with it, you have to supply!"
The Manager sent him home and said, "Don't come back until YOU buy the accessories you need for the uniform!"
He refused to spend his own money for the company uniform. So, he stayed home and was off duty for two whole weeks.
Then, he wrote about the incident and some other things the company was doing wrong on Rip Off Report.
The next day, the Manager was received a phone call from Rip Off Report. They told him about the complaint that an employee just wrote about him and the company.
The Manager called my friend into his office to work out a deal.
The Manager was waiting in the office with a tie and all the other things my friend needed for his uniform.
When my friend got to the office, the Manager gave him everything he needed. Then, he said, "Lets make a deal, I will give you full pay for the entire two weeks you've been off work and here's an extra $300. But, you can only have all of this and keep your job here, IF, you remove your complaint from Rip Off Report!"
My friend said, "Fine. I'll do that. But, if you do something like this again, I'll see you in cout."
The Manager told him, he had to remove the complaint right away. He had him use the computer in the Manager's office and the Manager watched him remove it.
By letting the employee keep the job, paying him for the time he was off,giving him what he needed and giving him an extra $300, the company probably saved Thousands, if not Millions of dollars. Because, if that report had stayed on Rip Off Report and tons of people saw it, nobody would of done much business with the company ever again. Then, maybe somebody would have even put it on the NEWS.
BTW, the company I'm talking about here is: "SECURAMERICA, in Orlando, FL. Don't ever contract that company out! They've screwed me and a bunch of other people! In fact, they have screwed the LITERALLY ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES! They cut everybody's pay and treat people like s#@t! Don't ever work for SECURAMERICA! You've been warned!
Overall, this site is great, evn though they don't resolve ALL the problem that people report, at least it's a good way to get a little revenge!
Good site for those who know how to sort information from misinformation.
Tip for consumers: Don't believe everything you read. I think even the website tells you that.
"Ripoff Report.com" is an amalgam of disguised corruption run by a man named Ed Magedson. There is no staff, no secretary; nor is there any "panel of arbitrators".
In the social vernacular Ed Magedson is an Internet Loser, a self-styled egotist who is outspoken about his grandiose accomplishments, yet doesn't possess so much as a high school diploma.
In clinical terms Ed Magedson is a sociopath. He cares nothing for his fellow human beings, seeing in others only how deep he can stick his plumbing in them financially. When he moved from the streets of New York to Mesa, Arizona, it was for the sole purpose of being at the ready when his parents died, so he could mine their estate. He goads his adversaries into legal confrontations with the enthusiasm of a child anticipating a trip to Disneyland. His only friends are his enemies, especially those who dare sue him in court.
Magedson, a balding, overweight, 62-year-old admitted pedophile, runs the highly successful website "ripoffreport.com". In reality it's a slickly-disguised, strong-arm confidence game that solicits complaints from legitimate consumers, and then blackmails the subject of those complaints - usually companies with deep pockets - into paying large sums of money to have the derogatory information suppressed. The lesser problem with his website is he spends way too many pages waxing poetic about his lifetime of highly improbable accomplishments, while giving barely a nod to his real victims. To describe Magedson as full of himself would be an understatement. Indeed, his ability to interact positively with his peers leaves much to be desired.
Magedson claims he never edits comments that have been submitted. That would be good if it were true, because his literary skills are typically 5th grade: he writes in fragmented sentences, doesn't know how to make paragraphs, can't differentiate between fact and innuendo and has so aggravated his webmaster, that he is now charged for any editing services he needs. In fact, Magedson is so illiterate, he cannot even restructure the paragraphs he lost when he edited a single submission into one large monolog. The result? Ripoffreport is a slovenly, tabloid attempt to create something that could have been useful, were it done with any degree of skill, professionalism and moral fiber.
His egotistical attitude, along with his 60's throwback hippie appearance, haven't exactly endeared him to the locals in Maricopa County, Arizona, where he ekes out a living selling nebulous publications and questionable services on his ripoffreport website. Magedson claims negative reports cannot be "bought" away, yet companies that want negative information removed can in fact, do so simply by sending this con anywhere from $2,000.00 to $100,000.00 (Magedson calls it his ''sliding scale'') along with a monthly "maintenance fee" to keep the negative comments suppressed (as opposed to removing them entirely, as legitimate websites do). Then Magedson, posing as an imaginary panel of anonymous arbitrators, places a disclaimer by the negative comments. Despite claims to the contrary on his website, Magedson is drawn to legal confrontations - where he is usually the loser - like a moth to a candle, ever confident this, finally, is going to be his big winner of a case. It hasn't happened of course, but in Magedson's sadistic mind, hope springs eternal.
Meanwhile, he rambles about freedom of speech but, somehow, can't get it through his concrete coconut that defamation, specifically libel and slander, are still against public policy - whether in real life or on the Internet. Meanwhile, he relies entirely on the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which absolves websites of liability whenever false statements are placed by their users. And that's where he derives his income: blackmailing legitimate companies into paying for his "protection" against further negative comments visitors place on his website.
Magedson redefines all that is evil about the depravity to which mankind can sink.
Livid emails he sends indicate a clear need for a psychiatric evaluation; indeed, Magedson freely admits he "hides" because he believes "people are out to get him" - presumably from his legal troubles, ranging from litigation entanglements with local authorities to the victims of his corporate extortion schemes. His Mafia-style version of cyber blackmail is a creative new skill he honed on the streets of New York, and has cleverly applied to his Internet victims, usually businesses and large corporations, that would rather pay to keep Magedson's pockets greased, than to spend money on lawyers and protracted litigation.
To see a sharper profile of the Internet's most dangerous egomaniac, see:
The brutal antics of this mentally impaired bully make an even more compelling argument that industrial-strength regulation of the Internet is long overdue.
Tip for consumers: It has been suggested - and is highly probable - that Ed Magedson writes his own complaints, then creates a fictitious author. That means, be careful how much you publish about yourself ANYWHERE on the Internet: some enemy can use it against you by posting it on ripoffreport.com. - and good luck getting it removed!
Had a problem with a Firestone Tire Shop putting on new tires without my permission. negligent service on another car before that.
They were not willing to explain why or what they will do...
They made a lot of stupid mistakes.
I think auto repair should have cameras on repairs to our cars!!!!!
Anyway... I have tried to use BBB before in the past and they were useless.
Where is an average hardworking consumer to go?
I had paid for new tires I didn't need and couldn't afford because they .... were scamming me and i and a set of semi new tires sitting in the garage.
Put it on Ripoffreport which got the attention of District manager that played around and finally refunded the new tires!.
Again.. What can an average consumer do when getting ripped off by auto repair shops!??? NOTHING!!!!!
In this case. it worked for me!
It's a shame that a lowlife like the owner of ripoffreport.com can claim to be a "consumer advocate." After reviewing the methods of how the site is run, it's nothing but a lazy, unethical, easy way to make money, not much better than "revenge-porn" sites.
Basically, anyone can ANONYMOUSLY post any kind of nasty rumor about anyone- a business competitor, an ex, a disgruntled employee. You don't have to verify that you even have a real email address. You don't have to use your real name. Once you have "registered" you can than make up ANY kind of lie you want, and it will rise to the top of Google looking like a legitimate warning about a bad business.
THEN the business, person, or nonprofit who is having their life destroyed can only remove the damaging rumors from Google by paying thousands of dollars to the site (which claims that the money is for 'arbitrators' who don't actually exist. In reality, the owner of the site just copies and pastes a disclaimer at the top of the article.)
Even if you're tempted to use ripoffreport.com for a legitimate gripe against a business (unlike most people who just use it as a way to destroy other people's lives), please read the Forbes article on this site's awful founder and owner. It's not worth helping this guy make another dime destroying jobs, lives, non-profits, and livelihoods just because he found an easy and sleazy way to get rich.
I am sure Ripoff is in shady business. They are extortionist that make companies pay thousands of dollars to them so they can remove a review. But, they never really remove them. I heard most reviews on there are not even real. Probably written by Ripoff themselves. It's sad this site can't work to it's true purpose.
This website does not require any facts to support complaints. I have found this to be a Jerry Springer of websites intent on destroying people and business versus valid truth.
Additionally concerned because anyone that I am aware of that has visited the site ends up with a terrible virus on their computer.
some frauds or our competitors lie that they use our service and we never ship them any items. we contact Ripoffreport.com they said, if we want to remove that fraud lie review, we have to pay ripoffreport.com to do that. This ripoffreport.com is a rip off website, they just want money from you and never offer help for innocent people. we should never trust this website at all. they should be shut down.
It's a shakedown scam. Exploiting people's desires to "stick it to the man." In reality, they do no such thing.
Any competitor, ex-boyfriend, or just a troll can post anything under any name, with no fact-checking or accountability. You can post "reports" about any person, non-profit, or business. It's a way for people to destroy and hurt other people.
Then the damaged persons (innocent or guilty) can not get their lives back unless they give this slimeball $2000. And he justifies the jobs and lives he's ruined by fancying himself a "consumer advocate."
Real consumer advocates do the work of fact-checking! Ripoff report only cares about extorting real businesses and nonprofits for money!
It is one of those sites that could be helpful if the owner cared anything about content, but instead it is nothing but a libel site. The owner of the site refuses to remove ANYTHING! Instead a person is offered to pay a ton of money for a company to come in and enhance their reputation by moving the Ripoff Report posting down the google search engine list.Please note RRO has their own preferred company to do that and make them even more profit. Their website is pure trash.
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