How to Avoid Moving Scams

How to Avoid Moving Scams

When the preparation for the moving day begins, one of the biggest preoccupations is how to pull through the whole thing. Since moving is quite a complex venture, one needs to be sure that every part of a task is being done properly. One of the most important tasks is finding a proper moving company which will help you with everything related to moving such as packing your belongings and shipping them to the desired location. However, there has been an increase in fraud moving companies in recent years. This is why, if you are planning to move, you should be...
Top 10 Most Complained About Companies in May 2018

Top 10 Most Complained About Companies in May 2018

A monthly update is here again, listing the top 10 companies that were the most discussed by consumers in May 2018. Find out why these businesses received most of the customers’ feedback and what the most complained about products and services were from May 1st until May 31st according to their opinion. What Companies Were the Most Reviewed in May 2018? 1. DIRECTV (631 reviews) DIRECTV is a direct broadcasting service provider that transmits audio and digital satellite television into the homes of its American consumers. It is based in California and is also a subsidiary of AT&T. The overwhelming majority of DIRECTV complaints...
Top 5 Best Furniture Stores: In Pursuit of Perfect Service

Top 5 Best Furniture Stores: In Pursuit of Perfect Service

Today, furniture is not by far just a functional piece of the interior; it is also a way to express one’s taste and life philosophy. Enriching our dwellings with beautiful things can help gradually approach the state of wholesome inner harmony. The following piece was composed to provide an unprejudiced look at the top 5 furniture companies that carry out a furniture retail, so we hope you’ll find this feature interesting and useful. The Best-Rated Furniture Stores: Analyzing Customer Complaints Online We’ve been collecting and analyzing information from our furniture stores reviews in order to formulate the most objective list of the top...
10 Most Complained About Companies in April 2018

10 Most Complained About Companies in April 2018

Each of us, at least once in our lifetime, had to go through an ‘imperfect’ service. This is, unfortunately, a common issue for both online and real-life consumerism. Discover what companies were on the top-10 list that customers left most feedback about during April 2018. And learn how to restore justice in case you were taken advantage of or serviced impolitely. Companies that Couldn’t Manage their Services Ideally throughout April 2018 In order to objectively assess service quality of a certain establishment, it is important to know both positive and negative aspects of its interaction with customers. Below, are compared companies that...
Top 10 Most Complained About Companies in March 2018

Top 10 Most Complained About Companies in March 2018

In the business customer relationships, some companies manage to provide the best service possible while others may not be so successful. This can happen due to a variety of reasons. To find out what the reasons were for the most complained about products and services in March 2018, read our monthly overview. Top Ten Complained About Companies in March 2018 Nowadays, reviews sites give customers a brilliant opportunity to compare companies and to choose the one with the best service, or, at least, avoid the ones that get negative ratings. Pissed Consumer is one of such sites. In March 2018, customers left a...
Top 10 Most Complained About Companies in February 2018

Top 10 Most Complained About Companies in February 2018

Reputation is is a considerable factor that impacts customers' choices . Although it plays a vital role, it is not always taken care of properly. From time to time,  lack of professionalism and poor communication appear alongside with brilliant service and reliable customer support. Top complained companies' lists can help improve customer care and avoid future issues. At the same time, such lists provide customers with up-to-date information about potential inconveniences. This is why we present the information of top complained about companies monthly and help our readers to keep fingers on the pulse. Top 10 Most Complained About Companies February showed...
Top Brands Consumers Complained about Most in January

Top Brands Consumers Complained about Most in January

Besides a chance for a fresh start for the new year, January was also a month that found many consumers pissed about services they had received from various companies across the US. This review highlights top ten US locations with the largest volume of consumer complaints. Let's see that the people of the following places had most trouble with last month: California Roblox seems to be dealing with the same types of issues for quite some time now from all over America, including California. According to Roblox online reviews, users from the Golden State are furious about having their accounts hacked, being locked...
Top 5 Worst Furniture Brands

Top 5 Worst Furniture Brands

Where do furniture buyers experience issues most often? Look no further than this article. We provided a brief description of the top 5 worst furniture brands according to customers. All the companies were analyzed according to the following criteria: rating; things customers dislike; things customers like; number of resolved issues; responsiveness of the support. Acceptance Now Acceptance Now is a large enterprise that established partnership with some notable brands such as Beck’s Furniture, Rooms To Go, American Signature, and others. They offer flexible leasing agreements on furniture, electronics and home appliances. Pissed Consumer contains more than 1,800 customer complaints online about this company. Rating The company got an average rating...
Most Complained About Companies for December 2017

Most Complained About Companies for December 2017

As with every month for the past few years, we remain loyal to our rendezvous for the most complained about companies. Another exciting year has begun only a few days ago, and here are those that have been naughty just before 2017 sighed its last breath! 1. Gearbest Although Gearbest received quite an impressive amount of positive reviews for their operations during the rush of Christmas holidays and throughout December, they were also among the top 10 most complainedt about companies too, based on Gearbest reviews posted on Pissed Consumer website. What seems to have frustrated consumers is their customer service and delivery/shipping...
Top 10 Most Complained Companies in November 2017

Top 10 Most Complained Companies in November 2017

As with every month, Pissed Consumer handles incoming information from users to compare companies and to identify the most complained about products/services of the month. Of that list, we give you the 10 companies consumers complained about the most at pissedconsumer.com. Below are the ones that were mostly discussed about in November.  1. GearBest Overall, the company has received some great reviews in the past. Most of the consumers that shared their experience with Gearbest said that they have been particularly pleased with the prices of the products, like a consumer who reported that he/she got his/her quadcopter at 30% lower price...
Lumen Database Issues. How to Deal with Google DMCA and Court Order Removal Requests?

Lumen Database Issues. How to Deal with Google DMCA and Court Order Removal Requests?

Dear Lumen Team, The Google Team and Internet Society, Over the past years Pissedconsumer.com initiated and actively took part in uncovering numerous fraudulent schemes used by so-called reputation management entities to remove data from Google and other search engines. We have been closely cooperating with UCLA School of Law Professor Eugene Volokh, with whom we have managed to unveil a bunch of “shenanigans” involving fake court orders. At the beginning we started the ball rolling and, most recently, this idea was taken up and investigated by Texas AG`s Office. Hopefully, this pattern of events will continue developing in the right direction. We are seeking to...
Negative SEO Attack on PissedConsumer and its Effects

Negative SEO Attack on PissedConsumer and its Effects

I have put together this article to show effects of Negative SEO Attack on PissedConsumer. Even though Google states that Google Algorithms will identify and prevent affects of Negative SEO, some companies try to utilize these methods to silence its critics. In this article I will speak about 2 separate instances of Negative SEO that was employed against PissedConsumer. For most other websites it may be difficult to understand the source of Negative SEO attack. In case of PissedConsumer, it is extremely easy to identify the source of the attack and the company that ordered the hit. You just need to...
Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal ruled this morning in favor of Randazza Legal Group's client, Dr. Steven Novella in a landmark First Amendment decision. Randazza serves as First Amendment counsel to Pissed Consumer, and this decision makes us all more free. The case, Tobinick v Novella, was originally filed in the Southern District of Florida. There, two doctors sparred over claims regarding a controversial Alzheimer’s treatment. Novella published his opinions about Tobinick’s treatment and Tobinick responded by filing a lawsuit for both defamation related counts and a creative Lanham Act claim. He sought an injunction that would suppress Novella’s opinions and...
Wells Fargo Fraudulent Accounts Scandal: Who is to Blame and How to Prevent Future Problems?

Wells Fargo Fraudulent Accounts Scandal: Who is to Blame and How to Prevent Future Problems?

How many bank accounts do you have? If you are banking with Wells Fargo you may not know the correct answer to this question. Why? On September 8, 2016 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a Consent Order in the matter of Wells Fargo. According to the CFPB filing, from January 1, 2011 to September 8, 2016 Wells Fargo employees opened approximately 1,534,280 deposit accounts "that may not have been authorized and that may have been funded through simulated funding, or transferring funds from consumers’ existing accounts without their knowledge or consent. That analysis determined that roughly 85,000 of those accounts incurred about $2 million in fees (...)"  At the same time,...
Will the New Robocall Crackdown Strike Force Stop the Abuse?

Will the New Robocall Crackdown Strike Force Stop the Abuse?

What kind of a phone call can bring U.S. Federal Communications Commission and over 30 top United States IT companies together to form a coordinated "Robocall Strike Force"? Well, "robocalls" can do just that. A robocall is simply an automated phone call that uses an autodialer to deliver a message. If you ever received unwanted pre-recorded phone calls from telemarketers, debt collectors, political parties, donation seekers, or outright scammers, you are familiar with robocalls. And, you are definitely not alone. Robocalls are widespread and no one is immune from them. When consumers get multiple robocalls a day, it can be very irritating and entirely abusive. Some...
Update To: Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

Update To: Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

The dust has not even started settling over Frankfort Herald DMCA games as the new player has come to light – Mashable City a/k/a mashablecity.com.   The throne is never vacant… In their May 2016 DMCA takedown notice to Google Mashable City alleged that they were the copyright owner of Pissed Consumer content published back in 2013. Original URL: http://www.mashablecity.com/travel/transportation/cam-transport-inc-fraud-alert Allegedly Infringing PC URLs: https://wagner-trucking-inc.pissedconsumer.com/category/transportation.html, https://wagner-trucking-inc.pissedconsumer.com/review.html, and https://wagner-trucking-inc.pissedconsumer.com/american-truck-showrooms-rip-off-20130515408960.html Mashable City claims to be “…a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking  to amazon.com…” Strangely...
Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

We at Opinion Corp(dba Pissed Consumer) have hoped that the last post about aggressive SEO practices would put some sense into SEO players. We wanted to stress out the fact that we pay attention to the details and review all the facts. We hoped Reputation Management Companies would stop making gross errors and at least try playing by the rules. Apparently they are still not quite with us. We intend to use Pissed Consumer blog to talk about the facts and show all the dirty SEO and ORM techniques as we learn about them. This time around we will show how the...
Dark side of Online Reputation Management (ORM)

Dark side of Online Reputation Management (ORM)

03/17/2016 Original Post How far could corporations go to hide negative consumer reviews from being located?  - That is the question. This time they might have gone way too far... Apparently, some corporations hire shady reputation management companies to file questionable lawsuits with the purpose of getting defamation judgment in their favor.  Once obtained, the judgment gets forwarded to major search engines followed by the removal of allegedly defamatory webpages from search engine index.  We managed to identify two attorneys who have been involved in such a scheme. So far, we have collected 11 cases filed in the Superior Court of Contra Costa...
Section 230 Defense Consortium

Section 230 Defense Consortium

User generated content (UGC) websites are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. However, there are still companies and/or individuals that feel that they can overcome Section 230 and devise a 'New Plan' of attack. PissedConsumer has been a subject of numerous attacks involving meritless lawsuits, and we are not the only ones. There is a number of USG websites that are in the same position. There are people out there that would like to silence Internet service providers for whatever the reason may be. Suggested Solution Publicize these cases to educate the public and the lawyers who still have not heard of Section 230… UGC websites...
Who really killed Revenge Porn Sites? Our Lawyer, Marc Randazza

Who really killed Revenge Porn Sites? Our Lawyer, Marc Randazza

There has been a cloud of kudos and congratulations for law professors who claim to be “heroes of the internet,” for their fight against revenge porn. For example, Brian Leiter seems to credit a trio of law professors who have never handled a single case. Meanwhile, when it comes to revenge porn, our lawyer actually got results in court. In the past, revenge porn operators have tried to claim that they are protected by the same law that protects our right to share your consumer reviews – 47 U.S.C. § 230. However, these people are what the Economist called “Misery Merchants” (in an article...