According to recent complaints about Cash4Gold, an unnamed Rip-Off site took bribes to give Cash4Gold positive press. I checked out /link removed/;s site for Cash4Gold. rip off report was singing the praises of Cash4Gold so high to the point they were disputing their site users complaints about cash4gold. I can guarantee you they were taking the bribes!
Rip-off: RipOffReport.com CORRUPT and UNSCRUPULOUS BUSINESS PRACTICES..
Now do a Google search and type in Rip Off Report into the search box, then take a look down the pages of all the complaints about them. There isn't a website or business that even compares to the complaints that RipOffReport.com has listed against them in the search engines. From fraud to extortion they have it all along with being sued 40 or more times. They say the owner "Convicted Felon??" Ed Magedson, founder and editor of RipOffReport.com has been the target of (Internet Terrorist). Gee, I wonder why anyone would want to terrorize such a nice guy.
Don’t believe anything you read about ANY COMPANY listed on the infamous RIP OFF REPORT.COM website!
The owner, Ed Magedson, is apparently a WANTED FUGITIVE by the FBI and also allegedly facing numerous Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits from numerous companies WORLDWIDE!
This is how the Rip Off Report SCAM works:
Ed creates very damaging phony “consumer reports” on specific businesses that are very “reputation sensitive” (i.e.: Doctors, Service Businesses, Realtors, Attorneys, , Auto Dealers the Entertainment Industry, etc.). Once he’s complete, he submits the bogus report through numerous search engines (i.e.: Google, Yahoo, etc.).
Rumor has it that he, in some cases, will have one of his sleazy staff members actually visit a specific company to get details on how the company operates. This helps add validity and drama to his report. Thus, the Extortion plot becomes even easier! He allegedly also will take his self created defamatory report, copy and paste it, and submit it to various other Websites, Blogs, etc., to make it APPEAR that the company has numerous disgruntled customers, further damaging the company and, again, increasing his chances of Extorting money!
PER AUTHORITIES: Don't be duped by this CRIMINAL!
Within 24 hours, anytime a prospective customer of that business does a web search, which many consumers these days do, they will then see the defamatory link appear on that business, usually on the first page of the search engines results, which then will lead them to a very disparaging report on that business. That consumer may now have second thoughts from doing business with that particular company because of the bogus self created report. That’s exactly what Ed wants to happen! That’s how the scam starts!
So, why is Ed doing this? It’s called Extortion!
What he then does is approach the business he’s damaged (defamed) and offer’s his fraudulent “services” to remove the defamatory commentary, which usually means the business PAYING RIP OFF REPORT.COM about $50, 000 upfront plus a $5, 000 per month “monitoring fee” for a report THEY created! What a way to make a living!
Is that a scam or what?
Apparently, many companies have pursued legal action against Rip Off Report and won!
However, to this day, we are not aware of any judgment obtained against Rip Off Report that has actually been satisfied. It appears this company is very good at keeping one step against authorities! Rip Off Report operates on line and its exact location has been hard to pinpoint by authorities.
So, what do we know about our ‘friend’ Ed Magedson? A lot!
THE FTC (and the FBI) IS NOW AWARE OF A PATTERN OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST MAGEDSON AND THE RIPOFFREPORT SITE!
If you have been slandered and defamed on Magedson's sites, extorted by Magedson or have been the victim of an attempt of Extortion by him, PLEASE FILE A COMPLAINT on: www.ftc.gov. They are opening an investigation but we need more accounts of his Extortion illegal practices! The more complaints the quicker they'll take out his web sites and arrest him! FILE A COMPLAINT NOW!
NOV 2005: The Internet The Wonderful And Dreadful Tool By Helene Goldnadel Of I.C.A.
MAY 2005: NEW JUDGEMENTS AGAINST MAGEDSON
ED MAGEDSON IS GETTING BEAT IN FLORIDA!
Grant one day is a fraudulent Co. They invoiced me $1.99 and billed my credit card twice. the $1.99; and then the $94.89 for a subscription service I never knew I was signing up for. (It was in the terms and conditions) according to there BS.
rip off reports claims that they don't censor reports is BS! Search the site and you'll find there isn't a single complaint against Google Inc. If you file a complaint about Google Inc rip off report won't publish it. Apparently maintaining their search engine ranking position with Google is more important to rip off report than helping consumers.
I was searching for complaints about Ed Magedson and ROR when I found a recent story about Cash4Gold being the latest in the high profile companies to fold in and pay the protection money. If you want to read about it, it's here
RipOffReports - ExtortionThis company accepts un-verified reports on any business or person. The refuse to remove fake reports or reports that are based on un-verified information. The company operates near the wet edge of extortion.
Beyond the ethics, I have to say that it's a fascinating business model from an SEO perspective - integrating the negative link bait pull of trashing a business or person as a link acquisition technique, using the link weight to rank well for company names, then forcing them to pay in order to "mitigate" their bad publicity through search engines.
RipOffReport.com is a scam. My company is a victum of a false claim. It appears they do go after company's with brand recognition to push traffic to their website. Our first complaint only appeared once we started running TV commercials. That can't be a coincidence.
More people below and links are involved in a soy or vegetable oil scam or fraud of some kind BEWARE
Mr Encho Masobva
Agrocom Limited Cameroon
Fukumla oil Enterprise email@example.com
PO BOX 63 Reg. Number: MIC/00178/96
Yaounde VILLAGE Tel: (+237) 96771463
South West Province Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Republic of Cameroon
Tel 00237 952 40076
CAMEROON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Dealers in palm oil, soyabean oil, sunflower oil and vegetable cooking products
CDC BOTA LIMBE, TEL:0023770077269
Olilibya cam oil rife nary. We are producers
and exporters of edible and non-edible oils like, sunflower oil,
soybean oil, corn oil, palm oil, canola oil and many others. we so
your mail requiring soybean and rapeseed oil. We offer at 260USD CIF
AFRICA DOES NOT EXPORT ANY VEGETABLE OIL
Mr Eta Lawrence
NKACK OIL MILL LTD
Head office: BANGEM STR, BANGEM/ 1/4 POUND ROAD, BANGEM
Tell: +237 74 75 67 69 / 99501445
Anumvo Abang email@example.com
GEM HOLDINGS CO.Ltd and we are registered with the Cameroon chambers of commerce.
our CEO is called Gelam Magenge Dickson Ryan Jerry
Gem Holding Company Limited
Gelam Mangenge Dickson
P.O Box: 340 Buea, SW. Cameroon
Tel: (+237) 33 35 15 84 / Fax: (+237) 33 35 15 84
GEM HOLDINGS CO LTD, IS LISTED AT ALIBABA AND ECPLAZA AND MANY OTHER FREE AND PAID AD SITES, we have received complaints from various persons about this company, the company concerned is not even registered as a business in Cameroon, nor a member of the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, it sells fruit and veg, used cars, scrap metal and many more under the same name different address details, they are listed as scammers, and will be added to our listing shortly any further enquiries you are welcome to do so,
Director Africa Affairs
African Union Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Hilary Ngufor
Managing Director, Agros Cam Palm Ltd.
12th Street, Foumbot, Western Region
Tel: (237) 97 95 2187.
Mr.philips Makoo firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO AGRICFIRM PLC
AGRIC FIRM PLC No. 12 New Avenue Road, 2nd Floor Council Plaza
Manfe, South West Region
Matt Slams email@example.com
Sent fake Lloyds certificates that can be easily verified with Lloyds
Most of these scammers use free email sites
Godson Oilgroup firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN HOPSKIN" email@example.com
TATA IMPORT EXPORT PLC
HEAD OFFICE DOUALA
32, RUE GALLIENI AKWA,
2EME ETATGE FACE HOTEL LE LINDO
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
P.O BOX 49 (BDA)
Ben Bruce (probably not real name)
CANOLA TRADE LIMITED
69 GREAT HAMPTON STREET
Company No. 06231558
Cantiles Edible Oil and Food Products..
E-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Thomasson Kleb
Contact Number... +16182165335
Mr John Kiroshi
Contact Number... +447035973151
Mrs Ademola Ronke
Mr Jefferson Marcedo
LUSO INVERSIONES VERDE S.A
Calle Noviciado 10, Local 5, Madrid, 28015, Spain
Tel: +34 672 502 485
Fax: +34 692 352 183
Reg. Nº: I06365594
from Philisconni Gabbani email@example.com based in Argentina
These people are involved in an soy oil scam
Bayogar Oil S.L . firstname.lastname@example.org
james jelonek email@example.com
Alvin Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISOIL CO., LTD IN ZHEJIANG
Company Name: Regus Oil Company.
Contact Name: Mathew DUNNE
Company Address: 213b Port Road Letterkenny Co Donegal Donegal, IRELAND
Company Emai: email@example.com.
The second buyer is ...
Company Name: H N G S OIL.
Contact NAME: Li Yuang.
Company Address: 311 Temasek Ave, #24-02 Centennial Tower, Singapore.
Company Emai: firstname.lastname@example.org
A J & SONS LIMITED
601, GUANIA ROAD
Tel # : +8613229489817
Website : www.ajoil.page.tl
Email : email@example.com
Yahoo : firstname.lastname@example.org
MSN : email@example.com
Skype : karen00799
I completely agree that ROR is nothing more than a scam website and google should shut it down. My business has been targeted on that website and many others just like it, by estranged family members and probably Ed himself is writing a lot of the content.
I got a call from his supposed reputation builders telling me that if I paid them 25, 000 that they would remove the derogatory comments. I told him to take a flying leap. Not long after that, more complaints began to appear but I do know for a fact that Sandra Johnson of 7414 Anstead circle ...an estranged sister of mine, continues to post fabricated stories on ROR and the website owner doesn't even validate the supposed complaints before he makes them visible to the public.
You can take a yellow pages and post business after business, making up whatever story you want to make up and the site owner of ROR will post it.
He's a fraud, a fake and a scam artist. NOthing on his website is valid.
Fine Mr, Did you pay or have any business with people and beside how come you got all this buyer if you are the rip off buger.
I don't belive in your stories because i belive you are rip off bugger and cheat, you cheat too.
You got about 20 mails and made a complain, man you are rip off cheat dude.
We have been the target of false and fabricated ROR's over the last few years. We actually have screen shots and a email of admission from the original person that started posting about our company. He was upset that he was not made a partner and posted about us on the ROR. We later found out that he was the one doing to posting and confronted him about it. He gave us screen shots of his fabricated ROR account and also an email from him stating he would give us his account password if we provided him with a Release of Liability Letter stating that we wouldn't pursue him civilly or criminally. We did not do so and 3 more ROR's showed up over the course of the last year.
We confronted the ROR directly with this information and told them that we had Physical Proof that it was a blatantly False report issues by an unhappy former employee. Their response was we don't remove reports regardless of what information you have to contradict or prove its false and invalid. We later got an offer to join their Corporate Advocacy Program for $25, 000.00 Up Front and $4, 000.00 per month for a minimum of 4 months.
This site and owner is an absolute scumbag and intentionally alters reports to boost his search engine rankings. When we posted a rebuttal to the ROR that was written about us they changed certain text, added hyperlinks and removed links to New Articles about our former employees illegal activities and federal indictments. It has effected my company substantially and is now forcing my company into Bankruptcy as well as I will have to also file personal bankruptcy due to this site and criminal enterprise.
I post to rip off report, and from what I can see the only people that are complaining about Ed are the shoddy businesses and cheating and scamming business owners, who are only pissed off that what they are doing is finally coming to light, so what else can you do other than go after someone else and find someone to place the blame on? It's really rather sad, actually. Everytime I see "I, too, have been a victim of RipoffReport.com..." I glaze over it because I know that anyone who is complaining is just bitter because finally someone is exposing them for what they are and making it harder to continue to take advantage of people. They have no control over what people post to the site- people act like they are purposely putting this information up- the CONSUMERS are the ones that are posting, and honestly whether its true or not, its called opinion and people can post whatever they like to. Just because you don't like what they have to say, you are gunning after the wrong person.
Your posting shows how immature you are and you obviously don't run your own business. If you did, you would not have post what you did. Secondly, while there is a such thing as "freedom of speech"...there is also such thing as "slander" and "defamation". You obviously don't go to websites where attorneys have posted an actual reward for the scumbag who operates ROR nor have you done any research about ROR to know the truth.
If someone had a ligit complaint...they would have taken it to court...not to ROR.
Fine- First, what is good for the goose is good for the gander, no? If there really is someone posting "slanderous" and "defamatory" material on a website, then, just like you say- "take them to court." If it is the truth- you will win. But for some reason no one is.
Second- YOU are the one who is wholly immature in thinking that anyone out there can just up and take someone to court at the drop of a hat. Not everyone out there posseses the financial means or knowledge to do so, and these are the people that these companies prey on- people that are unaware and unknowing. And yes, I do know that people such as yourselves have websites posting rewards for Ed Magedson. Well guess what- he isn't Osama Bin Laden. He is right here in the US. If anyone wanted him bad enough- he can be found. It seems as if YOU are the one who doesn't do the homework- many have brought lawsuits against him. None have won. There was a default judgement that was won in the Virgin Islands, or some other such nonsense, that to date has not been recognized by the US court system.
There is no honest, hardworking, truthful business owner that has anything against Ed Magedson. Only the liars, cheaters, and thieves.
There is not one single person out there who says, "You know, I don't have anything to do today, I think I will just pick a business out of the yellow pages and post wrongful, slanderous information about them on a 3rd party website..." Quit taking advantage of people and people won't post information about you on the internet- cut and dry.
Stop taking advantage of people??? You don't think someone just posts malicious bs about people for the hell of it? You really ARE naive! Sounds to me like you are one of Ed Magedson's friends or you completely have your head stuck in the sand.
Nope. Not only has it never happened to me, I'm not worried that it ever will.
There's something you need to learn about life, gayletara or whoever you are. There are very malicious people on the internet who DO NOT have anything better to do than obsess and fixate on their targeted victim.
Here's are two links for you where you can hear audio of a telephone conversation between me and my estranged sister who was pretending to want to help our mother who has dementia. On the phone, she talks crap about the other sisters and she lied about everything she was saying...well, according to her postings on ROR, I blogged "lies" about her and "her sisters" when everything I said about what she and the others were doing to my mother was absolutely the truth. The two links are just two very short snippets of 7, 90 minute conversations we had over a two month period. This woman has been on medication for a mental health issue "most of her life" is what she told me via email and she began a smear campaign toward me beginning in 2006 simply because she got pissed off at me for not giving her a dog for free. Then she continued her untruthful postings after she conspired with three other sisters to rip our mother off for her home, personal possessions as well as money my mother had in the bank. Don't EVEN tell me that people don't just go to websites like ROR to post lies about others "just because" BECAUSE THEY DO!!!
There are many "Sandra Johnson's" in the world...who have mental health issues; who post vindictive lies about others where ever and when ever they can, just for the hell of it and a responsible website owner would NOT permit the users of their website to conduct themselves in this irresponsible manner. Ed Magedson has the responsibility and the duty to look into allegations BEFORE he allows them to be posted and IF the accusations are found to be true, then post it...otherwise, DON'T. Ed Magedson is a scam artist and a cheat. His wanting money from those being wrongfully targeted on his site amounts to extortion. You also don't know the truth behind why he can't be found to serve him with legal papers...so stop with making statements you can't prove.
You'd be singing a different tune if you even so much as remotely had your own business and you were wrongfully targeted on ROR or any other similar scam site.
The fact of the matter is- and what you fail to recognize- is that a single individual who happens to be a member of your family has started to post this information online, whether it be true or not, not a random stranger who is out to get you. That doesn't happen. You purposely make it sound like "someone is out to get you, " when the truth of the matter is that this is a family tiff that has been taken too far.
Lastly, I will not give you or anyone else the pleasure of any of my personal business, but know this- what I do for a living could be considered "owning my own business, " but, as I have said, not only do I not fear Mr. Magedson, I 100% endorse what he does, because I am not a thief and I help people, not take advantage of them, therefore, I am not worried about anything.