You might want to think twice before posting that scathing review. Internet retailer Kleargear.com threatened to fine customer Jen Palmer $3,500 if she didn’t remove the criticism she had posted about the company on Ripoffreport.com. Palmer tried, but Ripoffreport.com told her she would have to pay $2,000 to remove the post, so she ignored the demand. Ripoffreport.com founder Ed Magedson said in a comment to ABAJournal.com that the site would never take down a consumer complaint, for any amount of money.
Although Kleargear did not sue to force Palmer and her husband to pay the $3,500 fine after its demand was ignored, it did report her as delinquent to credit agencies, which has made it impossible for the Utah couple to get loans. The couple has disputed the negative credit-report entry to no avail.