RipOff Report

Profile picture of the author goindeep by goindeep Posted: 02/15/2009
What a great site.

I have been using it to check sites and marketers out for a long time:

Ripoff Report: By Consumers, For Consumers
#report #ripoff

  • Profile picture of the author K2SMedia
    K2SMedia
    Be careful with that site. All those "report" sites are just like any site most of us would make... They turn a profit.

    Some of them, or most of them, allow people to pay to have a posting removed. Not only that, but you have to be a paid member to get "reviews" of consumer complaints, aka "Anyone can say something bad here and we want money if it isn't true. Want it reviewed? Pay up"

    Just a warning, not all complaints are real, and not all clean records are real either.
  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    P.Sharma
    i would have to agree with k2s
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Kingston
    Dave Kingston
    Originally Posted by K2SMedia View Post
    Be careful with that site. All those "report" sites are just like any site most of us would make... They turn a profit.

    Some of them, or most of them, allow people to pay to have a posting removed. Not only that, but you have to be a paid member to get "reviews" of consumer complaints, aka "Anyone can say something bad here and we want money if it isn't true. Want it reviewed? Pay up"

    Just a warning, not all complaints are real, and not all clean records are real either.
    Spot on. Evene the BBB has had some bad press. Nothing is ever squeaky clean...unless proven otherwise imho.
  • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
    Berkinb
    I'd say that the title of the report actually tells the whole story
  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    TheRichJerksNet
    It's a scam website that has many false reports and they even had to move their servers to turkey because they was shut down once before for all the false crap on their site... Anybody can post anything they want, that does not make it the truth..

    If you are using them to determine your business then I feel sorry for you because you are missing out big-time...

    James
  • Profile picture of the author Roq99
    Roq99
    I look at Rip Off Report too. But generally to see if someone is not there. Just because they are, may only suggests that someone who is unreasonable is unhappy and has a forum. You can take some of the best out there and find them on the report.
  • Profile picture of the author morwanneg
    morwanneg
    Yea, be careful with this site. Some people use this site to badmouth other companies/employees for competition's sake. Though most of the reports here seem to be true, there are some reports created to just "libel" other companies.
  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
  • Profile picture of the author rmholla
    rmholla
    I have the RipOff Report mentioned on my due diligence squidoo lens as well as many others. However I agree with some of the other comments here that even with sites like RipOff Report and review sites you have to be very careful. Some sites start off really good but then the creator sells the site and the new owner turns it into a profit making venture instead of an information site.

    And if you have been a victim of a scam please report it right away. The sooner the scam is exposed the less people will be hurt by it.
  • Profile picture of the author RichardYoung
    RichardYoung
    Interesting, I didn't know there was a lawsuit against them. Not surprised either though
  • Profile picture of the author bobsedge
    bobsedge
    Originally Posted by GoinDeep View Post
    What a great site.

    I have been using it to check sites and marketers out for a long time:

    Ripoff Report: By Consumers, For Consumers
    It's a great site until you're the one slandered by someone simply trying to get back at you.

    This site is a rip off and so is BBB. With both, you're guilty. You aren't even given a forum to prove your innocence.
  • Profile picture of the author JMB Marketing Group
    JMB Marketing Group
    LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!!

    What I noticed a few years back about these types of websites, including Program Critique, is they will give you info on the Authors that are promoting their product or service --- the Good, Bad & Ugly.

    However, there is one profound thing (red flag) that I noticed --- they the program critic will then provide a link to what actually works -- their own link! Talk about being biased when all they are really doing is PROMOTING THEIR OWN PRODUCT or AFFILIATE PROGRAM! What a joke!

    Anyway, I NEVER go to those websites for information EVER anymore when looking for information on a Guru!.

    What I have done for years is Google the following:

    "Author's Name, + Complaints", yes all in quotes.

    This gives you information to tons of other people's views located all over the Web!

    To me, this gives me the results that I'm looking for!

    Hope this has helped enlighten some folks here!

    Wishing you all success!

    JMB
  • Profile picture of the author jgoffshore
    jgoffshore
    Yes, I've heard reports that it is too easy for competitors to badmouth you on this and that they won't ever remove a bad report even if you prove it was wrong.
  • Profile picture of the author Sweebit
    Sweebit
    Interesting thread. I'm glad I ran across this one. I tend not to believe much I read on the internet but did not really think about this much. Thanks for the good information guys. It is a help for sure. Sweebit.
  • Profile picture of the author GB2008
    GB2008
    Great thing about the internet is that anyone can write anything - but then again, the bad thing is that anyone can write anything... In my experience, anyone making any kind of impact in the marketplace will have upset someone, somewhere - and it's usually the upset ones that are the most vocal. Not that they don't have a reason - just that you rarely hear from the hundreds of HAPPY people - just the few disgruntled ones.

    I take all reviews - whether on review sites or personal sites - with a large bag of salt. Everyone's got their own angle somewhere...
  • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
    mdunn123
    Originally Posted by morwanneg View Post
    Yea, be careful with this site. Some people use this site to badmouth other companies/employees for competition's sake. Though most of the reports here seem to be true, there are some reports created to just "libel" other companies.
    I would have to Agree!
  • Profile picture of the author mpeters7
    mpeters7
    Originally Posted by JMB Marketing Group View Post

    What I have done for years is Google the following:

    "Author's Name, + Complaints", yes all in quotes.

    This gives you information to tons of other people's views located all over the Web!
    I do the same thing as JMB. You can get a great sense of the zeitgeist just from the first page of Google, without even visiting any sites.

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