Categories: Ripoff Reports has become a 21st century internet sensation. Basically, all you have to do is have an axe to grind with someone or their company and you’ll find a friend in

Basically all you need to do is get your free account and have at it. Certainly, I believe that this site started off with great intentions. After all, our world is full of scams and scam artists and just plain old deadbeats who conduct business in less than honest ways. If you’ve ever been a victim of a scam or even just a bad business that didn’t stand behind their product or service then you know how it feels to be victimized by these types of people. is the perfect place to vent your anger and frustrations at people who victimize you with unscrupulous practices. However, in the last few years, it seems that even good businesses and honest people and businesses are now becoming the victims of

If you’re a business owner then you certainly know that sometimes people make demands on you as a business that are unethical or unwarranted. Sometimes they want a refund or a return but they have already used the product or whatever. No business can please everyone, even when you do everything in your power to make the customer happy.

But when these unscrupulous customers (or worse, competitors) decide that they have you in their sights and take to to report you or your business as a scam or ripoff, the damage can be huge.

Google gives lots of credibility and authority to and new reports filed on their site will often land on the first page of Google’s search results for your name/company name within 24 hours.

If this happens, the negative effect on your business will be nearly immediate and often it can be devastating.

This is when you have to consider legal recourse against the author, and, possibly even the website owner.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2014

About the Author

Lane Houk is a recognized internet marketing and reputation expert. Lane regularly speaks to business owners of all types about online reputation management and marketing and why it is imperative for professionals and companies to pro-actively manage their online reputation and take immediate steps if/when someone posts a negative review or worse, lies, about you or your company online. Online defamation can have devastating effects on your business and your professional career.

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