While extortion might seem a harsh word there have now been three companies that have found our false complaints in ripoffreport and have contacted us to inquire about helping fix the issue. Now obviously if they did any due-diligence they would know we to do online reputation management however these companies are obviously too ignorant to do even basic background checking before sending their offers of help (for a fee of course).
List of shame:
- Repspinner – first to respond through phone and email – twice.
- www.Reputation-Armor.net – just email so far
- www.reputationstore.com- just email so far
So why did I use the word extortion? Well we’ve already proved the complaints are false (they say we’re a gym for a starters) so someone, somewhere decided that loading false reports into sites such as ripoffreport was a good way to make money, and according to Wikipedia
Exaction refers not only to extortion or the unlawful demanding and obtaining of something through force, but additionally, in its formal definition, means the infliction of something such as pain and suffering or making somebody endure something unpleasant.
So these companies may, or may not, have written the sham reports but they’re sure trying to cash in on them.