Unfortunately, it seems we need to
put this article here, because we have a fake review posted about our company, and feel
you would want to know the truth, and would want
to know when a fake review site was trying
to manipulate you. If you are reading this, it's probably because you saw the fake review too.
The website Ripoff Report is actually an illegitimate, fake "consumer review" website designed to look like a 'trusted' consumer website. They manipulate their links to get them ranked in the top of google search results so you 'believe' it is true, when in fact it isn't. They make money through advertising - so they want people to click those links, because then they may click on other ads, making them money. They get links ranked first by making it sound 'scandalous', so people 'have' to click on it ('clickbait'). The more clicks they get, the higher the link ranks, until eventually it is either first, or in the top listings. They use the "company name" + keywords like "scam", "report", "review", "complaint", in the title so you click on it to read more.
If you ask to get a fake link removed, Ripoff report will attempt to extort those companies by charging them $2,000/month for a "good" review (under the guise of "mediation" services). I suppose in some ways, you haven't really made it as a company unless you have a "fake" review written about you through RipOffreport. I suppose you could call it a 'badge of honor' to have made the list. But it's important for you to know the truth.
Here are some legitimate review sites that talk about how Ripoff Report permits fake reviews. (You can do your own research simply by googling 'ripoffreport' - one word - in the regular search results, and then also use the 'news' tab of google to see what legitimate companies say about it):
Consumer Affairs (150+ complaints against Ripoff Report) https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/ripoffreport.html
Better Business Bureau in Phoenix (50+ complaints against Ripoff Report) https://www.bbb.org/phoenix/business-reviews/information-bureaus/rip-off-report-in-tempe-az-3008667/reviews-and-complaints
How Ripoff Report suberts court orders to remove fake reviews, and get them 're-ranked' in google http://searchengineland.com/ripoff-report-subverting-google-take-downs-273440
So bottomline, the content you see
there is not to be trusted, because it could have been written by a competitor
trying to trash talk someone, or someone maliciously trying to harm a company.
Now, since Ripoff Report is designed to "push
down" any good items, and only promote negative stuff (unless you pay
$2,000+/month for their "mediation" services), chances are you'd never
read the good stuff countering the fake review.
So, if you've read this post this far, and are interested in the facts about the fake review that was posted, basically:
It was written by a previous user using the pseudonym tnikte, who won a bunch of prize with Sweepstakes Ninja, but then got nasty because he wanted to use the Sweepstakes Ninja service without paying for it, and then threatened to post slanderous content, which he did. We know who is. He then started making a bunch of fraudulent claims, to try and further slander and harm the business, because he couldn't get his way.
For the record, he in fact did win $100's of prizes, which was easily verified by checking winners lists for the various company sweepstakes he entered.
He then makes a bunch of false and/or misleading, inaccurate claims. Getting to the point, and sharing the facts:
1000's of people have actually
won with Sweepstakes Ninja. Check the winners lists, or check the website
forums where people share wins. There are 1000's of posts, even though a lot
of people don't post wins. (So in reality there are a lot more winners, the
'1000's of wins is based on people who have actually posted in website
We work with the companies to
make it a win-win situation. Companies want e-mail addresses to sell
products/services (that's why they offer a sweepstakes), and they get it.
They also get free advertising when we promote them through our newsletters,
software, partner websites, and so forth - because people see the name of
the company, see their advertising, and so forth. Sweepstakes Ninja is
simply a very fast form filler that gets rid of the boring part about
entering sweepstakes. But people still visit the sweepstakes website, the
company name, and so forth
There are 100's of daily
sweepstakes you can enter. (Some super high value prizes like $10k cash,
and/or cars/trips/vacations/etc, and many others products as prizes from the
various companies). The software is a very efficient sweepstakes organizer.
We do all the hard work of finding sweepstakes for you to enter. You get the
easy part, choosing which companies you want to visit and enter.
The software is designed to prevent misuse and/or abuse. You can only follow the rules by entering as per the frequencies allowed (i.e., daily, one-time, etc). People enter from their own computer, they see/decide which company websites to visit, and which sweepstakes to enter, and know exactly what they are entering.
Bottomline, Sweepstakes Ninja is an EXCELLENT service.
Send us an e-mail, we'd love to hear from you. We can also provide links to legitimate reviews for you if you wish, so you can make an informed decision. Thank-you for reading this!