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RipoffReport is an extortion scam! But you can fight back!

Posted: July 27th, 2012, 1:46 pm
by Winston

Above: Ed Magedson, the criminal extortionist behind

This is a warning for anyone out there who is considering becoming involved with Ed Magedson of or posting on it. He is a SCAMMER and EXTORTIONIST and I have total proof below. (Note: I will NOT remove this site exposing him until he removes MY posts from his site as I asked him to)

Basically, he set up to EXTORT money from people unethically. When someone posts a complaint, it can never be removed, even if the poster requests or demands it. Instead, they are referred to an arbitration program that costs thousands of dollars! That is pure extortion. There is no logical reason to ask a poster to pay thousands of dollars just to remove his own post on a website. Legitimate sites allow the poster to remove their own posts, or will gladly remove it per their request.

Anyone can put up a site and demand extortion. But it's highly unethical and an obvious scam. And it's a loser way to make money as well. Such people have no ethics, conscience, morals and are sociopaths and criminals. That's exactly what Ed Magedson is.

I emailed RipoffReport asking them to remove my reports at: ... -325de.htm ... -nc4b4.htm

They did not respond. Instead, they expect you to pay thousands for their arbitration program. Here is how it works, according to their site. Note the part in bold. ... -7ad2e.htm
"Here's how it works. We have contracted with private arbitrators who have extensive experience, including experienced judges in court. Once the program builds momentum, we will add other highly qualified arbitrators to our panel. You submit a written arbitration statement identifying the false statements in the report, or explaining that the report was posted by a competitor pretending to be a customer. You are also given the opportunity to support your position with documented evidence and/or sworn affidavits. There is a filing fee of $2,000 to pay for the arbitrator's time and for administration of the program. The author of the report is then given the opportunity to respond and you are given the opportunity to reply."
$2,000 just to remove a post that takes seconds to delete?! What a RIPOFF! (pardon the pun) This guy Ed Magedson is dreaming. What low class scum.

Furthermore, take a look at his totally illogical explanation and excuse about why he won't remove any reports on his site at the author's request. ... eport.aspx
"If I get the original author of a report to send a retraction demand, will Ripoff Report remove the complaint?

We are ALWAYS happy to hear that a dispute has been resolved! If you reach an agreement to resolve a complaint and the original author is willing to retract his/her report, they can easily post the retraction as an update to their report. This is 100% free and it will let the world know that the matter has been handled to the customer's satisfaction. We are always happy to hear about parties resolving their disputes amicably and we strongly encourage authors to post updates any time their complaints have been satisfied. However, we cannot and will not consider removal requests from anyone, including a request which claims to be from the original author of a report. The reasons for this are explained above, but to summarize them again, we cannot determine which side to a dispute is telling the truth. Although our Terms of Service prohibit users from posting false information, we simply cannot serve as the judge or jury in disputes between two parties. Likewise, if we receive an email from someone claiming to be the author of a report and asking that it be removed, we have no way of knowing if this request is really from the original author, nor do we know if the request is seeking the removal of truthful information solely because of a threat from the person listed in the report."
This makes NO LOGICAL SENSE at all. You can easily verify the author of a report simply by either 1) letting them delete their own posts by LOGGING IN to their account first (like legitimate websites do), or 2) verifying that the email address from the author matches the email on the account of the author. It's that simple! Every other legitimate site works that way. Are we to believe that Ed Magedson has no common sense or understanding of how forums and websites work?! Yeah right.

Even on internet forums, a poster can delete his own post by simply doing it from their account. No one has to email the forum admin or moderator from an anonymous email asking their post to be removed. Magedson's explanation is stupid and an insult to the intelligence of the reader.

Moreover, Magedson states on his site that he believes in the First Amendment and that anyone should be allowed to say anything about another person or company, so long as the accused is allowed to respond by posting a rebuttal. Well if that's so, then why doesn't he apply that standard to himself, and allow users to post negative reports about him and his site on, so long as he is allowed to respond to them too? Why does he not allow that? If one truly believes in something, then one will apply it to himself or herself as well. So the fact that Magedson doesn't, is self-evident proof that he is a HYPOCRITE.

Finally, for some damning and incriminating info about Ed Magedson, see this website about his criminal activities, arrests (with scanned documents and police reports) and $20,000 reward offered for his whereabouts so that he can be served in court.

The obvious truth is that Ed Magedson is a criminal extortion scammer and a low scum, not that he can't verify who the author of a report is.

So now that I've exposed Magedson and his scam operation, I formally declare that I will NOT remove this site exposing him until he removes MY own reports per my request from his site at the links above.

So if you are seeing this page, then it means that he has not removed them yet.

To Ed Magedson: When you remove my reports, post a notification in the comments section below, and I will check it and if it has been removed, then I will remove this site as well. I hope you will cooperate and find a more ethical way to earn money.

Warning to Ed Magedson: If you do not remove my report as I requested, I will post a copy of this report about you on Once there, it CANNOT be removed, EVER, even at my request! Furthermore, I will also create blogs about you on Blogger and Wordpress, containing this report, which will rank very high in the search engines! So do the right thing and remove my report on your site, and we will be all clear.

Thanks. I await your compliance and cooperation.


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Posted: September 18th, 2012, 1:37 am
by DevilsAdvocate
He has done the same exact thing with me as well, claiming that I'm a scam and then wanting money to remove what's been said.

Believe me these guys don't care, the FBI is already looking for him and cannot find him apparently, but they still leave his website running don't they?

How would you like it when the guy has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury and has a warrant for his arrest for fraud at Ripp Off Report website and guess what? The website still is up, even when they know it's being used for extortion, destroying business and people online by falsely accusing them of being a scam.

These people are the scum of the earth, you should read what they said about me, if I could ever get a hold of them killing them would not be enough, torture and slow death would be what they'd get from me....

They have done this to thousands of people online, targeting anybody successful online....

Devils Advocate

Posted: September 18th, 2012, 4:54 am
by Teal Lantern
"I, Winston Wu, would like to officially retract my complaints and statements about Stefan above. They were posted here as part of a feud, the intent being purely to damage his reputation and that of his business. "

But you call him unethical. Nope. No irony there at all. :roll:
You cannot unring a bell. :wink:

Posted: September 18th, 2012, 5:19 am
by Truthville
I, Winston Wu, solemnly swear that the following statements are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Posted: September 18th, 2012, 8:46 am
by Winston
Teal Lantern wrote:"I, Winston Wu, would like to officially retract my complaints and statements about Stefan above. They were posted here as part of a feud, the intent being purely to damage his reputation and that of his business. "

But you call him unethical. Nope. No irony there at all. :roll:
You cannot unring a bell. :wink:
Just because I post something with the intent of damaging someone's reputation, doesn't mean that the content I posted was false. You are seeing what you want to see, not what is.

This thread is about Ed Magedson, not about that feud. Don't post here unless you want to discuss Ed Magedson.

Posted: February 15th, 2013, 7:49 pm
by Winston
An Australian guy I know named Michael Roberts has started a campaign and movement to take down Ripoff Report from the web. Here is his intro video about his campaign and why Ripoff Report is bad.

EXPOSED: & Why It Appears Page 1 of Google

If you want to help fight Ripoff Report, here are some links to groups and petitions against RipoffReport: ... -Group.php
https://iil1llll111lll1i1ill1iiil1l1ii. ... ss-action/ ... n/Mq4wrQpx

Posted: May 18th, 2014, 5:18 am
by Winston
I'm in touch with an Australian guy named Michael Roberts, who leads a campaign to take down Ripoff Report and remove it from search engine results. He is currently in a lawsuit against Ed Magedson, the owner of Ripoff Report. If you would like to support his campaign and send a donation, here is the link.

Already, his campaign has helped remove Ripoff Report search results from Yahoo Australia, which is a major accomplishment. See the article about it here: ... nts-191333

Posted: May 21st, 2014, 9:29 am
by Winston
Wow check this out. Ripoff Report was named on Fox News as one of the worst websites in the world. lol ... 8578584001

Too bad they didn't name HA as one of the worst websites too. lol