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What’s the truth about Rip-Off Report® Founder Ed Magedson?

Consider this quote which first appeared online in 2004:

“Ed Magedson of is a WANTED criminal that extorts individuals that have posted on and legitimate companies for money and he may be operating one of the biggest criminal enterprises ever created on the Internet … .”

The author of these words clearly has a strong negative opinion about Ed Magedson.  No question there.

But what about the facts? Are they true?  Is Ed Magedson really a “WANTED criminal”?  Is the Ripoff Report a “criminal enterprise” engaged in extortion?  What’s the REAL truth behind these allegations?

With so much written about Ed Magedson, the founder of the original consumer complaint website, it can be hard to separate the facts from the fiction.  Some people call him a hero, while others say he’s a criminal.  Obviously, someone is lying.  So what’s the real story?  Who is telling the truth?

We created this site to help answer that question.  Our goal is to help bring the truth to YOU, the educated consumer.  We know that some people will never agree with Ed Magedson and his mission to give a voice to the consumer.  We understand that.  Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but as the saying goes, “you are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.”

If you’re looking for facts about Ed Magedson, you’ve come to the right place.  On this site you will find information about Ed’s views, facts about his background, and details of his history as a tireless consumer advocate.  We will also confront and expose many of the popular myths about Ed and the Ripoff Report®.

Our goal is NOT to change your opinion about Ed or his work.  Instead, we’re here to give you the facts so you can decide for yourself who’s telling the truth and who is not.  We hope this helps to set the record straight and to present the real truth that Ed’s critics have worked so hard to conceal.

Next: Ed Responds to Critics

This blog is about issues that are important to ME and that I want to share with my friends, colleagues and the public. If you want to comment on the issue at hand, please do. Please keep in mind that THIS IS NOT THE PLACE to bring up specific reports. If you have a specific issue please email [email protected].

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  1. Denny says:

    BEWARE of this person : Sammy Dale

    ( was a business proprietor of Smilegroup Sweden AB in Stockholm, Sweden ), British ( around London / Northampton )

    IG account : mr.essdee ( was mr.sammy.dee and mrsammydee )
    Phone : +44 7790600600

    He has an online shop on Instagram : luxxorr_

    I have reported his account on Depop platform under account name of sarahelizabeth90, and it has been removed permanently.

    He is fully aware that he has a big problem for using his real name on online business due to his fraudulent he has done to us.

    Don’t do business with this SCAMMER.
    Total money scam was USD 3514.50

    Bank Acc Name : Sam Dean
    Account No. : 890 80 517
    Bank Name : CITI BANK UK

  2. vince segura says:

    i think you are awesome daring forthright and give new meaning to what a citizens duties should include ..if i hadn’t lost all my income and properties tools my business my freedom and other resources i would buy 1000’s of your books and give them away free to people coming out of jails courthouses etc and if i get my revenge and win if and when i get my day in court i will do just that. you are the most responsible american citizen i have run across yet. peace and protection to you.. i want war to win then peace of mind which i will only get after my days in court as the victim suing them. ive lost 240k in hard assets and much more besides my rights my liberties and my freedom. thank you for your vision.. i was destroyed for my vision and speaking out and trying to recruit member for my biz/corp. i had plans to help millions of americans whose rights are and have been violated and the millions more every year in the usa. thank you for your efforts on behalf of everyone. thank you for your book

  3. going rogue says:

    I too want to thank this brave solider, who has inspired me to be brave and tell the world my truth. THANK YOU for being a friend of JUSTICE! This takes courage, and most people just don’t have what it takes to tell the TRUTH.

  4. I cannot really know how to thank Ed enough — imagine a person strong enough, determined enough to stand up against everyone who would rip off the ‘common man,’ us lowly beings in the work forces of the Western World.
    The number of men, in the last 5 centuries, who have profited enormously, illegally, immorally or unethically from the lowly man, this number is countless and the motive is always the same
    more money. As for men like Ed their number is probably less than 10! Thank you, Ed, for your service to the populace!

  5. Bill Oakes says:

    Ed , you have saved me from scammers more times tham

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