THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Reputations are important, right? We all want to be understood for who we are, what we’ve done and how we conduct ourselves. Companies and corporations are no different. They work very hard to protect their image and their product’s images. And they get lots of help from people like those at Reputation(dot)com and other reputation management companies. So, that’s a good thing, right?

NO, it’s not.

Internet companies that promise reputation management do so by creating FALSE websites and FALSE search results to keep the general public from seeing what complaints exist about a company. They commit a fraud against you, the consumer, in favor of their clients who are paying them huge sums of money.

Why do they pay these HUGE sums of cash? Because it’s easier than SATISFYING their customers. It’s easier than DOING WHAT THEY PROMISED. It’s easier to LIE TO THE PUBLIC and get away with it.

It’s just a 21st Century form of CENSORSHIP.  But it’s not some government TRYING TO PROTECT its citizenship. It’s the COMPANIES THAT ARE TRYING TO SCREW YOU.

When people want to find out about a company or service THEY DO NOT KNOW ABOUT they use Google, Bing, Yahoo or any of a number of internet search engines. We all count on them to offer REAL information and REAL results. Not some fake pages put up by companies TRYING TO COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST CONSUMERS.

Imagine this scenario:

By now, you’ve probably all heard the accusations about Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach. He’s been charged with more than 40 counts of sex crimes against teen boys who participated in his training camps and other events. So, imagine if you had a teen athlete in your family and were looking for some private coaching to help him achieve his goals. What if you searched Google (or Bing, Yahoo, etc.) and found this:

 

Jerry Sandusky fake ad

Don’t let that be your search result!

THAT’S what REPUTATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES want to illegally fill the web with: LIES.

DON’T LET THEM.

 

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16 Responses to THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

  1. margie tyrrell says:

    as usual, great Job, Ed! the truth may not always be easy, but the truth will always PREVAIL.

  2. Emily says:

    I just happened to “Ed Magedson, voice of the consumer”. I am truly thrilled to have bumped into you Ed. Lately, it seems, as I cruise, haphazardly, across the websites (in search of someone, somewhere) hoping and praying I would get a sign leading me to where I could feel safe and find the missing link. The link that would be a starting point, THE starting point, where I could unload, to someone, who would listen and understand. Yes, someone who would truly understand, the hell I have endured, unjustly, and help me get the justice I deserve. It not only is my God given right but my constitutional right as well. Just because I am not rich doesn’t mean I’m not as good or better than all the b_______s who have ripped me off!

  3. sonny f. says:

    amen, i think the bbb is even taking bribes, never been
    any help, and how do they get paid! not by the ripped
    off consumers! even the media wants something refreshing, whether the crimes been goin on forever,damn reporters can’t even speak their mind no
    matter how big an issue! it’s unethical. what?

  4. Donald says:

    I have used Ripoff Reports Several Times for legitimate issues. All your reasons for running your site are legitimate. You will not remove reports for money like YELP does. In fact I just filed a ripoff report on Yelp for VERY legitimate reasons. Feel Free to check it out.

    There are billions of pieces of information on WIKIPEDIA that are false. Do they get sued. No You are probably the reason why. Thank God for free speech.

  5. Dorsi Ann Kaufmann says:

    THANK YOU ED M. WE DO HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST PEOPLE ORGANIZATIONS OR EVEN THE PRESIDENT WHEN THEY START ABUSING CITIZENS CIVIL RIGHTS…..THANK GOD FOR THE ACLU ALSO…

  6. Dorsi Ann Kaufmann says:

    THANK YOU ED M. FOR HELPING CITIZENS REALIZE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST PERSONS ORGANIZATIONS BUSINESSES OR EVEN THE PRESIDENT THAT SEEM TO THINK ITS OK TO ABUSE AMERICANS CIVIL RIGHTS…THANK GOD FOR YOU THE ACLU AND THE DISABILITY RIGHTS FLORIDA AND THE DISABILITY CIVIL RIGHTS…

  7. Dorsi Ann Kaufmann says:

    ITS A CRYING SHAME WHEN THE GOD DAM GOVERNMENT MAKES THE RULES
    BUT CANT LIVE BY THEIR RULES…THE TRUTH..THE WHOLE TRUTH..AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH SO HELP YOU GOD…THAT HAPPENS IN OHIO COUNTY AND STATE COURTS., ie hrs-dcf and in Florida State and County Courts…LORAIN COUNTY OHIO. AND SUWANNEE AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES IN FLORIDA. THANK GOD FOR YOU ED M.

  8. John says:

    Thanks for your website Rip-Off Report! Its a great forum to tell the truth about companies and individuals who are dishonest and/or untruthful in their business dealings.

    As Americans our justice system has failed to protect the average everyday working Joe from treatment such as this. If you have money that your willing to pay a lawyer, then there is nothing an attorney is not willing to do to charge his client, regardles of right or wrong, truth or lies. The courts no longer require a higher standard of lawyers as “officers of the court”. Their basically licensed liars! God Bless you Ed!

  9. Tricia Fidone says:

    Hello Ed!
    Wow I wish I had known about you in the early 2000’s, as I was harassed by the small time bullies where I used to live just because I didn’t want buildings with high density housing going up next to our house, and the real estate lady lied to me, anyhow, the town bullies ganged up on me and they the politicos of corruption gearedup and into action, I was jailed for so many false things and nothing true, all lies I was put in the newspaper as a quasi terror of the town, and these big fish in the little pond had such a field day, my good name was ruined, I still have these things on my record, lucky I’m older now, as it was impossible to get a job, as the records are now searched b4 employment I spent many monies on attorney fees as I had to defend myself rather than be charged with most of this hocus pocus, some ended up as civil suits, anyhow in the end the sneaky slippery city manager, ended up with 3 million dollars of tax payer money, for an infrastructure grant to fix the water lines in the town, which he never did, there are some that are still made of old redwood logs from the 1800’s, but it still makes me angry that he tried somewhat successfully to ruin my reputation, and ends up 3 million dollars richer at the poor taxpayers expense and the little town still floods when the rains come, will he ever be held accountable for what he did to me and others??????
    don’t know???????
    A dirty business for sure!

  10. kenneth anderson says:

    I was personally bad mouth by this ripoff.com report. I feel it is sad that someone would print something without investigating the real truth. That makes the ripoff.com not really telling the truth if they do not investigate. I’am 66 years old and have been in my industry for many years. What I do as a recruiter is help people in there quest to get a job and get on with there life. I read a report about me and it is sad that a person can say something that is not true and it is published with out true investigation on the subject matter. I think it is great that someone is willing to tell things that are not good about companies and a certain person , but to put in print without talking to both parties is very very very wrong on the person that let it happen. I had a very bad post on me and yes there are other people on that same post that told the author that the bad mouth was not correct. Now if you have one bad post and every post after that is telling a different story ,would you not take the bad report offline? This is what is bad about this person you are praising and yet he is very wrong for not making sure that the ripoff is correct. Shame should fall on the shoulders of this ripoff report.

  11. shanna mayberry says:

    I already liked the rip off report, it is an awesome tool when you can find others with the same issue about the same company. Restores confidence that sanity has not left me. Unethical behavior with in a large company can be hard to prove if you do not have the necessary resources. This wonderful site provides the utilities needed to establish that an endless number of strangers are not having the identical illusions but nightmares with real monsters. Ed is an admirable man with a back bone make of steel. Thank you for helping us Ed, we owe you much more than one.

  12. jim leggett says:

    George brazil plumbing & heating: this co. installed a heater for my sister, she is 80 years old. they charged her $14,850.00. an example of charges: purchase and install a thermostat, a $75.00 item that can be installed in 30 minutes. brazil charged her $860.00. that is the price for an 80 year old woman. a 35 year old business man would receive a different price

  13. Thank you Ed for your tireless and impressive efforts
    to protect the rights of the consumers and you are one
    of the very few who is accomplishing this task and once
    again you are the MAN. Thank you and keep up the good
    works.

  14. Please help 2146969797.I have had no locks since 2008 when my father was basically murdered in Texas.Chase Bank in Dallas is creating group reconstructions of my bank statements compromised my BANKBOX closed one opened another as they have my accounts.They have paid someone to take POA out of my money to help the 10 lawyers state representatives police oil companies brokerage firms frost bank(quit claimed all my North Dakota minerals to my brothers children and themselves).My father is gone and he was an all American hero MIT grad who would appreciate you.he was unable to tell a lie.He sued my psychopathic criminal attorney brother “advantage claims recovery lead attorney” Recently he has purportedly had non stop insurance policies written by Richard Davis to payout 19 million if the boiler room next to my unit goes bad. He has stolen everything and already had received millions by conning my father.the latest he has file
    This will never reach you.He is paying with my money Reputation . Com and paid off the Hartford to drop my home policy after a swat team came out and tear gassed me to death in my sleep.Everything I worked for my whole life was destroyed and the Hartford is in lieu of my stolen trusts and their floating funds believe I held residents at gunpoint and damaged my property (HOA ) wants to get my property with my insane brother who has donee web remits on banking sites of mine when I never banked on line and do not know how to load or unload a gun .My nursing license was unblemished and I assisted getting one of the largest hospice agencies off the ground but my mommy’s boy brother and huge entitlement issue wife have with the police framed me and day by day it continues to go on and on .There are conspiracies and this classic one began in 2002 when my father sold his well respected fulfillment business and created my Qsst trust which the Hartnetts have probably removed that type of trust from every book.Estate Theft is a huge devastating federal crime in our country creating anhedonia and tent cities and poverty because if some morbidly obese judge decides where your money goes after you die and your causes mean nothing why strive for crooks

  15. Charles says:

    Thank you Ed.
    We need more people like you.
    For the good of the world, and in every country
    Sincerely

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