Look at it this way – one of the strongest arguments that our “haters” love to make is that we won’t remove reports even when a court has determined that the report is false.

Because humans generally find it easier to believe simple explanations and simple arguments, this argument has really been widely accepted as showing that ROR’s business practices are “appalling” (to quote the Florida court ruling in Giordano).

But here’s what nobody ever stops to consider – the f-ing courts have determined that O.J. Simpson was not guilty of killing his wife. The courts also determined that Casey Anthony was not guilty of killing her child and throwing her body in a swamp so that she could go out partying. The F Courts also put people to death and let them sit on death row, this is after one or 2 jury trials, countless appeals and all kinds of witnesses’, .. to only find out later, that gee whizz, ooops!, .. they were not guilty after all!

What does this prove? Simple – courts are not GOD. Courts make mistakes, and courts don’t always reach the correct conclusion. (With criminal cases, the biggest problem is with prosecutorial misconduct, corruption and those that just want a conviction and don’t care how they get it.)

This is why when a criminal defendant is found not guilty, the media and newspapers are not required to remove every story about the case….they just explain how the case turned out.

Same thing with Ripoff Report. Someone posts a report that a court says is false. GREAT – we are always happy to post a copy of the court’s decision so that people reading the report will know how the case turned out. That’s the same rule applied by 100% of criminal courts in this country, and it’s the same rule applied by 100% of civil courts.

Just because someone makes an allegation against you which is later shown to be untrue DOES NOT mean that you get to prevent the entire world from knowing what happened.

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  1. Mike Castillo says:

    BBB has Rip off Report listed as an “F”. Nationwide!! Rip off report is a bunch of liars! The Better Business Bureau has a recourse to change the rating… but Rip Off Report remains an “F”.


    Did you know the Better Business Bureau is a scam? That’s right — consider this quote from ABC News: “The Better Business Bureau, one of the country’s best known consumer watchdog groups, is being accused by business owners of running a “pay for play” scheme in which A plus ratings are awarded to those who pay membership fees, and F ratings used to punish those who don’t.”

    Watch the whole story here:

    — ED

  2. Hello, Ed,

    I’m in agreement with RR’s intent, but do wonder how obviously senseless, derogatory complaints aren’t in any way screened for veracity, or are they?

    I, and my company have suffered one of those complaints.

    Take a look at my website. I’m a consumer advocate and still I have to respond to such a groundless claim.

    Your thoughts?

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Thank you so much for being an advocate for we often bullied consumers. I had 2 issues and the one has already been resolved to my satisfaction and more thanks to your Ripoff Report website.

    Thank You so much and keep up the battle.

  4. Dear Ed,
    I have read your blogs after I had found some very disturbing posts about me on ripoff report. It maybe that my case is unique, but in this case I believe, if you are a legitimate business owner, you might make exception to your non-removal policy.
    Of course, the allegations against me are totally bogus. For that, you have the arbitration process. However, my biggest problem is that the person(s) pretend to be former or current clients of mine.
    1) both people posting are one and the same. Paula Estess of Orlando, Fl, e-mail: [email protected] . This woman has NEVER been a client of mine, never owned a horse in her life.
    2) ms Estess is posting totally bogus and downright crazy claims pretending to be a (or in this case two) former client(a).
    3) a “rebuttal” was posted after the original “claim” – which is not a rebuttal at all, but some new, crazy allegation. This ” rebuttal” was posted in my name, but of course it was not me who posted it. However, it is not just a rebuttal, but it prevents me to set the record straight.

    Based on the above information, I believe the only reasonable and sensible thing for you to do is to remove the posts (after, of course, you checking out that the allegations and the “rebuttal” came from Ms Estess).
    Thank you for your consideration.
    Andras Szieberth

  5. Anatole says:

    Hello Ed.
    While we appreciate the good work Rip off continue to do for many victims without a voice, It concerns us Rip off Report has allow itself to be con by a two time ex-convicted Career criminal and child molester, by permitting repetitive posting/spam to harassed innocent people, some senior citizens and victims of the con man.
    We are referring to the following report numbers: Report: #954332
    Report: #1074756
    Report: #995112
    Report: #1097397
    Report: #1026182
    Report: #1016291
    Why are you collaborating with a known criminal and help him victimized his victims all over again?
    Can you comment or verify this criminal’s statement that he did pay Rip off Report $2000.00 for unlimited posting of his frivolous spamming?

    What on earth are you talking about? – ED

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