Unlike other sites which accept payoffs and bribes to remove complaints, Ripoff Report has never and will never do so. Other complaint sites will DELETE your complaint for money. Ripoff Report won’t. When other sites run and hide, ED Magedson will stand and fight spending millions in legal fees – FOR YOU! Protecting the consumer.

When the going gets rough, other blogs and sites will usually protect their bottom line rather than the Constitutional rights and freedoms this country was founded upon. - ED Magedson

Did You Know??…..

Ed Magedson – Founder

Did You Know??…..

Here are some little-known facts you might find interesting:

  • Did you know – for over 19 years, Ed Magedson has spent over $5 million in legal fees protecting and defending consumers’ First Amendment rights? It’s true!
  • Did you know – other complaint sites (mostly from Russia) will DELETE your report they stole for money? Ripoff Report won’t.
  • Did you know – other complaint sites got started by STEALING content from Ripoff Report? It’s absolutely true!
  • Did you know – other sites, most are based outside the US (mostly Russia & China) because they are trying to hide from the US court system? Some make it look like they are USA based. Not Ripoff Report!
  • Did you know – Those complaint sites stealing Ripoff Report content now or have in the past, if they have the any of the following words listed in their name below, likely they are from Russia or China and they’ve been or have in the past caught stealing Ripoff Report’s content. They work to get ranked high on search engines, and then the rip-off businesses pay lots of money to remove the stolen content and new content written by unsuspecting consumers. Those offending websites to look out for have the following words in their .com name.
    Those words are: complaint, complaints, scam, US, USA, Yellow, or the word pissed. FROM RUSSIA, WITH REPUTATION FRAUD read how Ripoff Report sued and won against these sites that steal your content for a profit, many shut down but more keep popping up.

“The fact that society may find speech offensive is not a sufficient reason for suppressing it. Indeed, if it is the speaker’s opinion that gives offense, that consequence is a reason for according it constitutional protection.”
FCC v. Pacifica Foundation, 438 U.S. 726, 745-46 (1982)

Other sites CLAIM to help consumers. The truth is they really only care about one thing — themselves.

Ripoff Report is different. We’re not like other sites.

When other sites run and hide, ED will stand and fight – FOR YOU! Protecting the consumer.

Other complaint sites say they support free speech, but when the going gets rough, they will usually protect their bottom line rather than the Constitutional rights and freedoms this country was founded upon. Unlike other sites, even when the speech involved is harsh or negative and even if our position sometimes generates negative press for us, we think that the First Amendment requires us to put our principles before our pocketbook and fight against censorship. Ripoff Report is the original consumer reporting website. Others have tried to copy us but they have no commitment to free speech and the First Amendment. Other copycat websites accept money to take down postings, cave under pressure of lawsuits or threats to remove postings, and never spend a dime protecting the First Amendment. Not Ripoff Report. We have spent more than a decade defending your Constitutional rights. No other consumer complaint website even comes close to our track record of success.

Ed MagedsonEd Magedson started the Ripoff Report more than a decade ago with one goal in mind – to empower consumers by helping them to speak out, share information, and fight back against bad business practices. In the old days, companies knew that it was difficult for unhappy customers to reach a large audience. Because it was hard for victims to warn others, this made it much easier for scammers and crooks to find new victims.

The Internet changed all this. Since 1998, the Ripoff Report has helped to educate and empower millions of consumers by creating a huge database of more than 600,000+ consumer complaints which grows with each passing day. As part of that mission, we have adopted a strict policy – we don’t remove reports, PERIOD. Even when companies threaten to sue, we stand behind our users and fight for their First Amendment rights by refusing to remove their reports. Because of this policy, we have spent millions and millions of dollars in legal fees fighting to protect freedom of speech, and we have a long track record of legal victories to prove it.

Recently, our success has resulted in many new “copycat” sites, several of which pretend to share the same pro-consumer goals. Unfortunately, most of these sites are not what they appear to be. Some of these sites are known to remove consumer complaints in exchange for payments of $5,000 or more. Some of these sites have stolen content from Ripoff Report as part of their scheme. One site—based overseas in Latvia—not only stole reports from us, they even copied our entire Terms of Service, replacing our name with theirs (except for one paragraph where our name was left on their site).

Don’t help these scammers by using their sites. The only consumer complaint website you can trust is Ripoff Report — we don’t remove reports for money (never have, never will), and we don’t steal content from other sources.

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14 Responses to Did You Know??…..

  1. Caroline says:

    I need help with a ripoff/con/theiving Contractor. Where do I begin? Thank you kindly, Caroline

  2. Chambers says:

    Thank you Ed

  3. Heather Skovera says:

    I purchased a doggie bank for my daughter for Christmas in early December through Facebook. They charged my credit card but never sent the product. I went to their site and it now says store is no longer available. Can you help?

  4. Chimere says:

    I was ripped off by Dayna Cadeau for 30,000.00 she had contracted a contract for a return of 60,000.00 from her October show Dayna Cadeau classic 2016. I have learned that Dayna tried filing another bankruptcy on 07/14/2016 right after receiving money from my family. She has retained a lawyer so that I don’t contact her, and try’s to intimidate me by texting me stating I’m in trouble for telling people what she has done to me.

  5. Davis Anderson says:

    I am very thankful for these reviews because I too almost fell into this company’s web. When I found out who I was dealing with I immediately called my bank and cancelled my bank card.

  6. Christi says:

    God Bless You for caring about the truth and the voice of the victims more than a fast fat pocket..The fact you stand for the truth and the law of free speech states all in its self that you will continue to succeed in your battles against all of the false presenters of this world full of bribes, lies, deception, scammers, hustlers, thieves, corporations knowingly cantaminating people’s health by paying others to hide the truth even when they buy out a patent that proves to be a cure for a disease or invention that provides free energy, and all other deceptive practices that we as Americans are falling victims to and all other victims around the world that are living a less joyful life because money is more important than life. Its so bad people are dying and suffering everyday when you see the effects on every scale. as the world continues to turn for the worse until more constitution fighters and protectors stand up for themselves and others instead of chasing greed too. The truth is what sets us free and is the 1st Universal principle of Spiritual Law..it’s not about religion it’s about a law on how life is supposed to properly be lived as a human being and if not obeyed the after effects of dishonesty will be our consequences. Truth always will resurface no matter how deep in sand it has been buried. Thank you for your hard work of preserverance and staying true to yourself..I pray for God to continue to lay the Principalities of Truth and Honesty in your life and website and to continue to show everyone involved how our God and Father is a Just God and perserveres to show in the long run THE TRUE AND THE HARDWORKING ARE THE ONLY STILL STANDING WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE!!! Especially if your a service for others because it’s the right thing to do!!

  7. Angelfire says:

    Thank you for fighting for the first amendment and for giving us a voice. I have only filed one report but it is an important one that involves a lot of people who were afraid to speak up in fear of losing their homes. This site gave me the ability to speak up for them and also remain anonymous for my own safety. That means more than I can say.

  8. Good information. Complaints should remain because consumer/people continue to be ripped off by the same business/people.

  9. John Makovic says:

    lets all take Ed out for dinner and see what we can learn from this entrepreneur. Power is in numbers and a man with this much knowledge doesn’t come cheap so we need a bunch of us to get together to afford to take him out to dinner. I learned about this genius business man in a not so great way but after reading more about him I realized this is a great opportunity for us business people to have a conference. The best is we can even write off the expense! Entrepreneurs are risk takers. Let’s do it! Contact me to schedule a field trip. This is the life changer experience we all need if we want to be successful as Ed. I’m sure we can have the time of our lives even if he doesn’t like us and decides not to give us any tips! 😉

  10. Cynthia Lawhon says:

    True even yelp seems to have hidden important reports. I found some on their site called ” not recommended “. I looked anyway and there were comments in 2016 and 2017 regarding the same company written almost every month!!! I wondered how many horses had to suffer because of these hidden comments.

  11. Corinne Barker says:

    My name is Corinne Barker. I think Ed Magedson is a Heroe for helping Consumers Protect our First Amendment Rights!

  12. Corinne Barker says:

    Thank you Ed Magedson for caring about our earth, people and animals too!

  13. debi moore says:

    Thanks for your attention to Justice Ed I just almost got scammed by a work-at-home deal that was supposed to be hooked up with Amazon. It didn’t feel right and upon checking into it I realized it was a scam. Thanks for your website I’ll be checking into more of your articles.

  14. Donald W Muraoka Sr says:

    What’s the skinny on snopes similar to your site

    Sorry, no idea what you’re talking about?! – ED

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