Duxbury Ventures LLC owns complaintslist.com and they are accuse of EXTORTION PRACTICES FROM BUSINESSES
The comment below was posted on SFA today. It accuses complaintslist.com of extortion practices. We took a look at http://complaintslist.com site and realize that they are charging a $499 fee to remove complaints.
The site appears to be credible. However from what we’ve observed over past months, the trend online is that online media companies and online marketing companies are now claiming to be consumer advocates and are asking the public to pay them to remove complaints. This is just plain wrong.
Complaints posted on scamFRAUDalert will remain on our site or get remove base on the merits. We will evaluate and investigate each complaint if warranted and make a determination as to the merits. We will never charge the public to remove complaints.
Complaints lists PRETENDS to be a fighter for justice and an open forum for consumers to air the complaints about a company. They are breaking the law.
Their intent is to EXTORT money from business and individuals. They have crossed the line when acting as a consumer watchdog- However charging money to have complaints mediated or withdrawn. After consulting with several attorneys they are opening themselves up to liable/slander when bad mouthing companies with FALSE allegations then damaging a companies reputation, and charging money to to withdraw complaints. PURE EXTORTION!
If you file a comlaint with Complaintslist.com YOU as a consumer are also LIABLE for the LIABLE/SLANDER you do towards the company you complain about. You will be charged $199.00 to withdraw your complaint, and also damages a company can seek against you, because complaintslist.com is NOT an open forum like rip-off report or yelp or other such agencies acting in good faith to protect the consumer. COMPLAINTSLIST.COM crosses the line and is not protected (NOR DOES IT PROTECT YOU AGAINST DAMAGES and LEGAL ACTION) because the are not an open forum.
Here is the case law, in laymans terms -When you start charging to remove remarks you make yourself a party to the slander and libel that are being committed as opposed to just providing a forum, which provides protection.
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