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YELP is a SCAM

 
CitizenPerth

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01/25/2019 12:10 AM
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Yes Yelp solicits small businesses.

At my last job they called and harassed us for like a month asking us to sign up for a paid account...

I had fun fucking with the lady on the phone, everytime I'd act all interested and then 'something just came up' and have to run call back tomorrow.

Over & over & over.

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 Quoting: DrStrangerLove69


i wouldn't say tommorrow... i'd say next month as i'm flying around on business and i don't use coporate phones unless it's important business....

ie: lie and delay
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d1k

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01/25/2019 12:34 AM
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Beware if you’re a small business owner.

When you refuse to advertise with Yelp they will remove your positive reviews and leave only negative reviews. They did this to me. I literally had many five star reviews that were removed and I had one negative review that was bogus and that’s the only review they left for my business. This was done after I refused to pay for advertising on their site. They also flagged this one star review as the first review I received for my business which was an out right lie.

They currently have a ton of lawsuits against them and many complaints by businesses who have had this issue with them. You can check out YouTube videos with people having this issue and you can also research it on the Internet. I plan to file a complaint with the federal trade commission once the government opens back up, but I don’t expect any results as many people have brought lawsuits to know avail.

I would like to let consumers know that you cannot rely on Yelp reviews. They lie. They allow good reviews if they are getting paid by that business. If you want fair reviews pay attention to Google.

Spread the word so we can let the public know, Yelp uses extortion to force businesses to advertise with them. If you have their app one star it and tell them why. It’s a big businesses like this that hurt small business owners and they don’t care.
 Quoting: _Enigma_


Did some research on-line and it looks like you are right, over 2000 complaints filed between 2008 and 2014 (old article). I shared on FB. May these fuckers burn in hell.
SpringLeak

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01/25/2019 01:15 AM
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Own a restaurant?

Go around and do fecal / coliform bacteria tests on other restaurants food. Publish on youtube.

Sue health department for not doing it.

Publish lawsuit in paper.

Make more money from that than from your biz.

Send me 5%

You need to join my vigilante club.
 Quoting: SpringLeak


You know, All I want is to be treated honestly and fairly. That’s all I ask. But I am really posted at Yelp and am trying to think of creative ways to hand their ass to them.
 Quoting: _Enigma_


We can make our own reviews site that is better than theirs. I have a few good ideas.
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SpringLeak

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01/25/2019 01:25 AM
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The word you are looking for is 'racketeering'
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Force Ghost Void God Zombie Wookie King From Beyond The Stars - Also I'm modest and understated.

"Those who know, don't teach. Those who teach, are fucking with you."

"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him." Jonathan Swift

"Whenever possible be more compassionate. It is always possible to be more compassionate."

"Four hearts combined are one."

"There is a reason we use brains for thinking and concrete for sidewalks."

"God is love. All you need is love...and GALAXY BLASTING SPACE WEAPONS." (I knew there was something wrong with this one, it just took me a while to figure it out)

"Women are evil, men are dumb, somebody pissed in the beer."

"The thing about smart people is: they seem like crazy people... to dumb people."

"He who says it cannot be done should not interrupt he who is doing it."

"Humanity has driven off the cliff, now the military is holding their hands over our eyes so we don't see the ground coming."

"Some of what you read is wrong because the people who wrote it also did not have a very good education and were groping around in the dark when they wrote it. Lets thank them for trying because without people like them we would have a lot more groping to do in a much darker world"
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01/25/2019 01:48 AM
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This is EXTORTION.
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GENRALISSIMO CALVINVON FUZYBUM

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01/25/2019 02:14 AM

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I fukn hate yelp. Fuk them and their fukd up business. Fukers. Eat shit fuk bitch yelp.bumpworkdone1 and five stizzies
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01/25/2019 02:34 AM

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Ohh yes, and the leads are fake, invented just to get your money. I remember I got 2 calls from customers only. They said that around 48 click on my add, they charge me $480 for just 2 real calls and 48 fake.
 Quoting: The wayshower


Online yellow pages is the same. Complete waste of time, more expensive than yelp and no one hardly uses them.
Embrace the cognitive dissonance.
_Enigma_  (OP)

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01/25/2019 07:03 AM
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One more time. Spread the word.
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01/25/2019 07:46 AM

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Farlander

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02/04/2019 03:54 PM

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I despise Yelp.

Just do an internet search with keywords "yelp" and "extortion."

There's article after article full of journalists wondering how in the flipping world what Yelp does is even legal.
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02/08/2019 09:30 PM
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These bastards need to be forced out of business.

DONT USE YELP PEOPLE ! They lie and you could get screwed by using a business that has PAID for their ‘positive reviews’ ONLY to be listed.
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07/24/2019 02:30 PM
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In light of the CASE legislation going to the house, if you contact your representative, mention this company'$ disingenuous business tactics....fake reviews!





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