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...
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...
Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Pissed Consumer has had its share of defamation cases filed against it. In many of those cases we were represented by Marc Randazza. Randazza just won a short, but important appellate court case in Florida involving the proper venue for a case to be brought. In Comins v. VanVoorhis, Case No. 2009-CA-15047-O, Ninth Jud. Cir. of Orange County, Florida, Randazza's client wrote an article about a wealthy business man who shot someone's dogs, claiming that they were wolves. The individual who shot the dogs, Christopher Comins, filed a defamation suit against Randazza's client, which wound up being dismissed because he didn't give the...
Our lawyer, Marc Randazza, on Copyright Misuse

Our lawyer, Marc Randazza, on Copyright Misuse

At Pissed Consumer, we get a lot of flak from companies that want to take down negative reviews, and they get very creative about it. Most half-decent lawyers know that a straight up defamation claim will not get past 47 U.S.C. § 230. But, most also know that Section 230 does not stop a copyright claim. Therefore, some lawyers think they can get creative and misuse copyright. This is a form of copyright trolling, and the last company that tried to go after Randazza’s clients in a copyright trolling operation did not find it was to their benefit. “Using copyright to try and take...
How to Remove a Complaint from Pissed Consumer

How to Remove a Complaint from Pissed Consumer

Everyone makes a mistake occasionally and the only thing worse than making the mistake is not being able to fix it in a timely manner. Pissed Consumer exists to allow our users a chance to share their stories, experiences and opinions about companies, but often we realize that things were posted in error or a mistake was made. At that point it may be necessary to remove a complaint from the website. Removing Your Own Posted Complaint If you are a Pissed Consumer user, you may have posted an experience previously, only to realize that you’ve made an error. If that is the case, you...