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2012-12-27 09:03:16 PM
3 votes:
Find out who runs this site and post their pictures and addresses. Fair is fair.
2012-12-28 01:34:32 PM
1 votes:

lelio: Yelp called and wanted their business model back


I know a few local restaurant owners and they now have do deal with "Yelp Extortion" all the time. They regularly get people in their establishments who demand their meals for 100% discount or they will post nasty feedback on Yelp and other review sites. Most of the owners now firmly tell the extortionists that they run their restaurant with integrity and are committed to fixing any issues with food or service, but will not provide free meals to simply avoid bad reviews. They go on to state that they believe the feedback from their many happy repeat patrons in the local community will outweigh any negative feedback online.

Of course, we did have the one Italian restaurant owner from New York who dragged the Yelp Extortionist outside and beat the heck out of him. This was loudly cheered by the other local business owners.
2012-12-28 11:08:21 AM
1 votes:

KiwDaWabbit: Resin33: Searched for my ex-wife and she wasn't listed. This site is not legit.

The same thing could be said about my ex-girlfriend. Good news, though. I'm not going to be the one to add her / warn the next guy(s). That's on her.


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2012-12-28 03:05:07 AM
1 votes:
And so the whole 'we're going to check everything about you on the internet before we hire you/allow you to rent/provide a mortgage' is biting itself in the ass.
2012-12-28 02:52:05 AM
1 votes:

Psycat: apoptotic: Psycat: I still think this might be more than just simple extortion. My conspiracy-nut side wonders if this isn't some sort of CIA thing to get all sorts of legislation to carefully monitor what third parties post on social media sites. Otherwise, if people can commit all sorts of libel on third-party websites (i.e. accusing somebody falsely of murder on Facebook) without fear of being sued, imagine what a colossal can of worms this thing can open up.

I wondered the same thing. There were a lot of internet censorship/monitoring bills that were shelved in the past couple years once the public got wind of them and spoke out. This seems like an attempt at swaying public opinion in the direction of censorship - find/create something so heinous in an "it could happen to me" way that people will freak out and demand tighter regulations.

Yeah, I kinda got a false-flag vibe about this one. However, if this is a straight-up attempt at extortion and it's profitable, I could see crap like this sprouting up all over the Internet...


Already has in various forms.

Pop up window that says it found a virus? "Get it removed for 50$"
Phishing for everything from credit card #'s to xbox accounts.
Many porn sites are almost scams - never updated, auto-renewal.
Wealthy Nigerian Princes [Mini CSB, I once received a "check" in the mail for 38,000 out of the blue, from some prince]
Work at home job offers, on top of the pyramid scheme, are other dubious schemes, asking for money JFP style for a "listing", or more phishing.

This thing, from reading the fark comments, has a couple elements built into it.
1. Pay to get removed. (a step above fishing by actually requesting money)
2. Free removal Here - phishing for info.(which can then be used for nefarious means or sold to others)

Of course it's a scam, both are, really. That's what I don't get about a lot of the fark posts "I dunno....it looks fake"
Just because we see that doesn't mean thousands of other people won't fall for it and fork over money or information, or both.
2012-12-28 02:09:36 AM
1 votes:
Aren't they ALL Potential Prostitutes??
2012-12-28 01:18:37 AM
1 votes:
Yelp called and wanted their business model back
2012-12-28 12:48:03 AM
1 votes:
Sounds just like the John sheets on the police blotter. "So-and-so arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Here's his photo, and full name. Note that, if he is found not guilty, we will not print a retraction. Suck, So-and-so."
2012-12-27 11:53:52 PM
1 votes:
I just added Eric Holder to the Predator's Watch page . . .


/ going down in 5, 4, 3 . . .
2012-12-27 10:52:37 PM
1 votes:
I'm thinking about submitting my wife so I have a reason to sue them ...
2012-12-27 09:45:05 PM
1 votes:
Man, all those mob extortionists back in the early days of the modern world were really born too early.
2012-12-27 09:30:20 PM
1 votes:
I wonder if Anonymous is looking for anything to do.
 
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