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    Bad Reviews? Bring em on!
    Interesting story on NYTimes about using the power of negativity to manipulate google.

    http: //www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/business/28borker.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&ref=business

    He apparently profits by getting feedback like this?
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    OMG. Why is this guy still alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hoffman Consulting View Post
    OMG. Why is this guy still alive?
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hoffman Consulting View Post
    OMG. Why is this guy still alive?
    Especially listing his home address on the site!

    As for the complaints, I understand the desire to post bad reviews online, but a letter to the Attorney General is a lot more effective and carries absolutely zero link juice. Chargebacks are good deterent too. Did the article ever explain how it was possible for him to cancel the woman's chargeback? That shouldn't be possible with the normal info you capture in an online transaction.
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    OPM/Moderator Hectic GHC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eathan View Post
    Especially listing his home address on the site!

    As for the complaints, I understand the desire to post bad reviews online, but a letter to the Attorney General is a lot more effective and carries absolutely zero link juice. Chargebacks are good deterent too. Did the article ever explain how it was possible for him to cancel the woman's chargeback? That shouldn't be possible with the normal info you capture in an online transaction.
    One would assume he gathered more information from her after the fact while she was talking with him.
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    What a piece of work. And what is it with that urination fascination? This guy sounds like somebody who bottles all of his pee and saves it for armageddon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hoffman Consulting View Post
    One would assume he gathered more information from her after the fact while she was talking with him.
    Maybe so. It's just hard to imagine anyone angry with his company would then volunteer things like their SSN, DOB, etc. Issuing banks don't volunteer anything without those checks. I wouldn't put it past him trying, but it seems a little far fetched that it actually worked.
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