Lawyer must remove allegedly defamatory comments from RipoffReport says court

A Manhattan judge has ordered a lawyer to take down allegedly defamatory statements he posted on the Internet in response to negative reviews he believed had been written by a former client. New York State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern on Tuesday said lawyer Robert Feldman must take down the statements In 2010, two negative reviews of Feldman were posted…

Scammers clone attorney’s LinkedIn profile to steal thousands

A Seattle attorney, who just happens to work for Microsoft, had his LinkedIn profile and online identity cloned by scammers, who then solicited donations for a fake charity from his connections and the public. The criminals used the cloned LinkedIn profile, his name and his credentials (with a different picture) to reassure people of credibility when they advertised fake jobs,…

Ripoff Report website hosting update

Our search analytics show that the topics of a previous blog "Ripoff Report moves the ripoffreport.com website back to the United States" continues to be of interest.  As there are some changes to report on where the Ripoff Report website is hosted, it seems like a good time for an update. Currently the Ripoff Report website is hosted on a…

LinkedIn is a goldmine for social engineering and competitive intelligence, as well as outright fraud and ecrime.

An excellent article at CNN Money fully concurs with our own research: LinkedIn is a goldmine for social engineering and competitive intelligence, as well as outright fraud and ecrime. LinkedIn knows what is going on, but has chosen to follow the path of aggressive membership growth - allowing easy signups without robust identity validation. A LinkedIn spokesperson commented on the…

Ripoff Report founder was not wanted by the FBI or on the run, says Arizona Appeals Court

One can't help but notice that on many of the blogs, comments and posts that appear online pertaining to Ed Magedson, the oft-maligned founder of the consumer complaints website Ripoff Report, statements are made (often vehemently) that Ed is a "wanted man" or "under Federal indictment." Based on the repetitive wording of the claims the writers seem to be repeating…