3D Rendering of the Scales of Justice

3D Rendering of the Scales of Justice

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Want to Sue Scambook?

When you create a community forum like Scambook.com, where consumers gather to share their experiences, voice their complaints, and seek help, certain people, specifically those on the receiving end of consumer complaints, won’t be happy about it. We knew this when we started Scambook.com, and even in the short amount of time Scambook has been up and running, we have seen it in action. We are contacted on a regular basis by the people and companies consumers complain about. Some are polite and professional, while some are angry and hostile. However, across the board they all want the same thing: take down the complaints.

Yet, every time, we say no. Our job is not to stifle the voice of the people, or pass judgment on which complaint has the more merit. This is simply not our decision and not our place. We inform the company or individual asking for a take-down that they can create an account and comment on the relevant complaints to explain their side of the story, try to help resolve the complaint, or correct factual inaccuracies. In fact, we strongly encourage them to participate in the dialogue as it makes the Scambook community more helpful and complete. And many companies take us up on that offer and provide productive comments. However, others take a more aggressive route and send angry emails, “cease and desist” letters, and generally threaten Scambook with legal action. This course of action is unacceptable to us as we are acting within the bounds of the law and are in fact protected by a federal statute designed for just such a purpose.

Recently, one such company contacted us and decided to threatened our very jobs if we did not pull several complaints immediately. This was accompanied by profane statements and several other threats, including taking legal action. Well, instead of succumbing to the ultimatums, we decided to take action and file our own lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment from a federal court saying that we are not required to remove posts and are immune from liability under federal law. You can read our complaint below. While, we aren’t the judge and jury of whether your complaints are right or wrong, we will always fight for your right to share and speak your mind, and our right to give you place to do it.

We won’t be intimated by threats or big corporations, and we won’t be pushed around. We may be the new kid not the block, but we’re here to stay, and your complaint is always welcome on our boards, we’ll make sure of it.

Scambook v Salvage Auctions Law Suit

 

See Also

Want To Sue ScamBook? Part 2
Scambook Leading the Fight for Consumer Justice in Los Angeles
Scambook Featured in Reuters: “A New Wave of Complaint-Resolution”

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Scambook is an online complaint resolution platform dedicated to obtaining justice for victims of fraud with unprecedented speed and accuracy. By building communities and providing resources on the latest scams, Scambook arms consumers with the up-to-date information they need to stay on top of emerging schemes. Since its inception, Scambook has resolved over $10 million in reported consumer damages.

Comments

    1. corn

      I’m a newbe here. I just place my complete trust on Scambook.
      The main purpose to be here is to stop nasty scams and frauds.
      Company is working for us. Company is making any business
      safe. If I will get my refund – Scambook made its mission,
      but mostly important – whole entire world will know scammers’ who got us to prevent them to scam other people.

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    2. Mary Beth

      I agree totally with you ted. this is the 1st time here and I can see already that I can vent my problems to y’all. You are some of the nicest people I have had the honor to know.
      Thanks again!!

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  1. linda persinger

    must be \awfully desperate and scared of yall keep up the good work! if companies dont want complaints against them they should take care of their customers better.. just sayin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  2. ELVIRA CORREA

    I Hear What You Are Saying And I Hope That The Judge Will Understand That You Are Protected Our Right,So You Go Get Them,

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  3. Jesse

    Hope you get that declaration. Too bad more people don’t know about this website. It could save you a lot of money!

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  4. Patrick Foster

    I know that you do a great service to those of us that are scamed anf a victom of fraud.
    Keep up the good work.
    If all of those letters that I have received I would have around $8,000.000.00, and I am still getting them.
    I got three Saturday.
    Take care and God bless,
    Patrick Foster

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  5. Suzy

    I love you scambook! Finally, someone with bigger balls than the big scam companies who want to threaten us with their lawsuits.. Now we have people sticking up for us..for once..thank you…These stupd companies think we won’t fight back….WATCH!

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  6. Deshawn Whitaker

    Im glad that we have site, such as scambook. These people are taking people money on one of the worlds best international devices, the computer. The federal government go for people who illegally mislead people out of money with false promises, that they won something. I appreciate scambook and scambook followers for there feedback and dedication towards taking these people down. Once these people( scammers) did not honor their agreement then the persons money should have been returned. So! yes bring it on. Because the person or persons who tries to take them to court is the people we been trying to reach. So yes! We will see you in court scammers. Im one of the Victoms

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  7. R. Gale Harter

    I think its great where one can check to see if others have the same problem. Keep up the good work and hold your ground.

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  8. CAPT PETER DENNY

    There is a well known latin phrase I learned early on in life, in the face of any adversity tell yourself “NOLI ILLEGITIMI CARBORUNDUM”
    Roughly translated says Never let the B******s grind you down.. For me this seems a rather appropriate situation to apply aforesaid.

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  9. Jackie

    Keep up the great work! We need a voice louder than our own, that is why we turn to your website to voice our displeasure with dishonest business practices and scams alike.

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  10. Truman

    I think Scambook is a great idea !! Too many people get ripped off
    thru scam deals seen online-In today’s economy, with so many many people out of a job, they are searching for a way to earn money in order to support themselves and their family & it is sickening that there are so many “blood sucking leeches” that are willing to use scams in order to benefit themselves while screwing the general public. Keep up the good work !!!

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  11. Joanne

    No matter what the outcome, having a forum to post these scam sites makes me feel better and better informed. Keep up the good work. Together we can make a difference.

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  12. Lana garcia

    FINELY… someone who can relate to what we are going through. and help us, the people who are discouraged, frustrated and want to do something about the JERKS scamming us. But we just don’t know where to turn. Until now!!!!! We can’t thank you enough for being there for all of us. Keep strong, stand your ground!!!!! WE’RE ALL BEHIND YOU!!!!! LET’S FIGHT!!!!! IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING!!!!! ~Lana Garcia

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  13. Susan

    I think 99.9 percent of the offers to help someone make money online are scammers. They only want the money. They make it difficult to impossible to communicate with them when something is wrong. Waiting for two or three days before one can even expect a response is unacceptable. They should be expecting to be sued. Wish I could sue each one who has scammed me! Can’t afford an attorney; the scammers have my money.

    Continue the work! We are with you.

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  14. Ashley @ Closet of Free Samples

    I love this site & love getting the emails to let me know about scams. Some I never heard of while others may be more common. Anybody who’s ready to take legal action because they don’t like the feedback must know they’re doing something wrong, otherwise they should want to improve on the situation. Keep up the good work. Both me and my site support you!

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  15. thomas brouchoud

    I think you’re doing a great job. I just sent your website to a attorney in san francisco, who is filing a class action lawsuit against DIRECTV, and it will be a wopper . It should run into many millions, they only clipped me for $481.76,but most people have been hammered for 6 to 8 hundred dollars. I have been clipped a number of times , but never more than $125.00 dollars. Another one to watch is the penny auctions, they’re popping up all over. I am a disabled veteran and this stuff really hurts bad, and not a one of them gives a damn.Good luck and i’m trying to do as much as possible, to get the word out. thanks

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  16. JOHN A FIELD JR

    I sorry to see that a company is taking you to court for a something the company someone posted on your site as a scam . Hope they don,t make you take down your website it is very helpful for people the company talking you to court is most likely a scam they should be ashamed of them self

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  17. John Price

    We Need Websites like yours.. as long as you ensure that the complaints are genuine! Not Malicious!.. It is great having somewhere where we can expose the Uncaring Companies and Scammers!.. Keep up the good work..

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  18. Kathy

    I never realized the dealings you as a company have to go through just to say what is true. The people are finally fed up with the scamming ways of these people (not just this guy either) who keep ripping people off of their hard earned money while trying to make life better. People are starting to fight back but its hard because these companies have lawyers and threats and what do we have WELL NOW WE HAVE YOU I can not thank you enough for standing up to these people and telling them like it really is. Enough of the bulling, when you deal with people honestly this would never happen and this site would never be needed (sorry guys) Thank you again for standing up for the little guy or gal in my case.

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  19. Mary Ann Orlow

    You are doing a wonderful job by helping people out who have been the recipient of dishonest dealings, fraud and scams. We need a place where we can post our complaints so that maybe some of these companies will clean up their act. Hope they do not sue you as they are probably full of a lot of hot air and are guilty of misdeeds and that is why they are so angry.

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  20. Colleen McNulty

    It should be expected that scammers will try to shut down anyone who comes between them and their profits, and that seems to be you guys at this time. I have absolutely no doubt that you’ll win this case and that will send a message out to the rest of these jerks that there are people who will stand up for what’s right! I wrote you and the next day the company refunded my money that was taken in a scam. I don’t think it was you, but the fact that I posted with you, that sent them running, but I seriously thank you. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it was enouh to hurt! So Keep Up the Good work!!!!

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  21. keith oakley

    i have only joined up with Scambook recently,but to what i have seen so far and if they can help me with my case,fantastic,
    keep up the good work.

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  22. suleyman

    hey i dont see why they are complainnig about you sir?? i think that is one of the most stupidest thnigs ive ever heard??
    I mean you are helping us I mean you must be understanding them wrong amybe that is just their way of letting of steam MAYBE YOU SHOULD START A SITE OFFERING SUPOPRT & COUNSELING MAYBE THAT MIGHT HELP
    I mean since i been ripped of i dont even trust no one no more however i will get over it one day hower ihave made a web page please check it out
    http://www.homelandsresearch.co.uk
    http://wwwsuleymanyilmaz.co.uk

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  23. Charlie James

    At least someone will listen,and who knows something may happen,I have been scamed , at least someone knows, I appreciate any one who can give direction.

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  24. Traci

    I hate the fact that I was ripped off by a copied e-bay page, $2000 is an extreme loss to me, but I guess the more vulnerable a person is, the more likely they are to be scammed. I feel so stupid and violated. I really need my money back. FBI has been notified and my local police department seemed very interested in helping and they found out the scammers were centered in Melbourne Australia, a place I always wanted to visit but now I despise Austrailians.

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    1. Jan

      Hi Traci, So sorry you have had a problem but please do not despise all Aussies, we are NOT all tarred with same brush! I am an Aussie, (South Australian) and I have been scammed by an American, but that does not make me despise all Americans. I know of an Aussie police officer who was also scammed through a Melbourne ebay person, all though by a much lesser amount! I do hope Scambook can help many people get their money back including both of us.

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  25. Paul Forsberg

    The scam artists prefer to do their dirty work in the dark. It is like a colony of rats. If anyone shines a light on them, they are prone to attack. Scam victims feel powerless.

    Now, victims have power because ScamBook operates in the light and exposes illegal activity.

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  26. Sarah Dunn

    You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. I was very discouraged with my issue until I saw this website. It has helped me out immensely with pursuing the company that scammed me.

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  27. William George

    Great site,Wish you were around years ago.Right now we have Chrysler corporation calling saying we owe money for damages we did not do on a vehicle we turned in over a month ago when our lease ran out.

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  28. limda schiro

    Somebody tries to scam me at least every 2 weeks. If I had not checked out on the computer what they were doing, I may have been scammed. If their business is legitamate, they wouldn’t want to sue you they would be thanking you. Scammer use big business names like Publishers Clearing House, Donald Trump Lottery, Bank of America Bank, these are just a few they have used on me.

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  29. Keith G

    I guess when the truth is out they get angry and show their real colours. Keep up the good work, its time these people who prey on us with their BS be held accountable.

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  30. Shellie Maynard

    RIGHT ON Scambook!! You ROCK! I’m sorry for the extra work and costs this has brought you but, without you, we would have no one to stand up for us. We would not be able to fight them, and because of the cost, most of us would end up kissing our hard-earned dollars goodbye!

    FYI, update from Bidrach-the Delaware BBB sent them my complaint. The apologized and promised, on two occasions, to refund my money within 7 to 10 business days. So 20 days later, did I have my money back??? NO. I hope these guys get nailed! I need that money badly…

    Thanks again Scambook!

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  31. Nancy

    Thanks to scambook people are able to check the names of Companies and people before they can get scammed by them. Why don’t those companies reply to our individual complaints on scambook rather than attacking scambook itself. If any of our complaints are contrary to their policy then they should fire the ones scamming us otherwise why not simply return our money for goods never received like a legitimate company would do. Way to go SCAMBOOK!!!

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  32. molly

    NO! Why would I want to sue you?! You gave me a forum to voice my opinion FREE of charge which then allowed the company to contact me & make good, THANK YOU

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  33. Sarah

    BRILLIANT! I love the transcript of his emails complete with capital letters, typos and profanity. Very professional guy!

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  34. PRINCE PRINMMA E.A

    THIS ISA / AUCTION ACCESS. WHAT EVER THEIR NAMES MAY BE, THEY ARE FRAUD PEOPLE. THEY NEED TO BE BROUGH TO JUSTICE. WE NEED PEOPLE & WEBSITES LIKE THIS THAT CAN BRING OUT THE CRY OF OTHERS SO THAT THE GOVERNMENT & FEDERAL BUREAUS CAN HEAR & HELP US OUT. IF SCAMBOOK HAS TO SUE THEM FOR WHAT EVER REASON………..I’M AM A 100% BEHIND THEM.
    THE LORD SAID, WHAT EVER MAN SOWS, THAT SHALL HE RIP. THEY NEED TO HARVEST WHAT THEY PLANTED.
    - LET JUSTICE TAKE IT’S PLACE ON THIS MATTER.
    - LET THE GOVERNMENT HANDLE THE SITUATION FIRST.
    - IF THEY CAN’T HANDLE IT, THEN, THE CHILDREN OF GOD WILL DO IT.

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  35. suzi

    AT 57 YO I WAS SCAMED FOR BASICLY THE FIRST TIME & IF I HAN’T HAD YOUR WEBSITE TO VENT (YOU KNOW HOW I DID!) AND TO MOTIVATE ME TO BE INVENTIVE ENOUGH TO HELP MYSELF AND A VERY FEW OTHERS GET THEIR MONEY BACK I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE SO YOU HELP IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK FOR US TINY ONE MAN VOICES THAT FINALLY GET TO GROW!!

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  36. Joe

    No, I would not like to sue you. This organization is great! Your helping the people that need help. I hope in this economy these scammers get what is coming to them! Jail
    Good on ya ScamBook

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  37. Kevin

    Yes keep up the good work against those scammers. they should get more punishes and even death penalty for how many lifes scammers have ruined.
    Thumbs up!!!

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  38. John Sipkens

    No, I do not want to sue Scambook. I want to thank them for helping me get the attention of Plimus who then assisted me in getting a $97 refund from Pips Multiplier.

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  39. Linda

    Keep up the good work. Of course they want to take you down, these people just want to keep up ripping people off. If we complain, no one will want to do business with them anymore.

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  40. sonja

    Thank you scam book for someone being on our side stand strong and they can then straighten up and help those like us who keep them in business or close down the business keep them scare and on their toes to do what’s right.

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    I’m very happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

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  42. exspaceman

    Wow! Hell Yeah! That is awesome! It’s about time someone stood up and screamed about the ripping off of the American consumer and now the culprits can’t do a damn thing about it!! The system DOES work! WOOHOO!!!

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  43. tammy randall

    i am truly grateful for scam book. i read it every day and i am fully aware of these horrible scams which makes me more attuned to the nasty e-mails i get almost daily. all of need to help one another not to lose our hard earned money into a scammers hands. craigslist is full of them! beware. thank you again scam book and keep up the great work.

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  44. Ghost Miller

    This website has saved me many times over from making a bad decision and I would like to say thank you, I hope you win you court case. I wish there was something I could do to protect this site and help get the word out that there is a place we can check to see if some sites are bad or shady

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  45. Peter Patto

    I have been scammed by a company in Phoenix Arizona, name: E Merchant Middleman, at the beginning of August 2012, they promised me if I join them to win a lot of money by buying Leads and they will make my money work for me and for them. I paid them $30,000. 00. Eric Cooper contacted me first , then Frank Goodman, then Chris Buckingham, and later Christina Nelson, but by the end of 2012 they stopped and even changed their phone number.
    Could anybody help me to get their Phone Number? Please.
    Peter Patto, San Diego, California .

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