Scammer King now Spamming Scam Victims for Affiliate Payoffs

Posted: March 24, 2010 by Thrivelearning in Uncategorized
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The "RipOff's" are no relation to Ed Magedson

Whoa – what a scam this is: I was just sent this spam from Ed Magedson, who is promoting (IMHO) this rip-off scam for anyone who wants to be duped yet again.

Now backup, let’s review the data about Magedson before we go any further.  I wrote him up before, but his RipOff Reports’ apparent strong-arm tactics needs a ‘fresher.

Here’s the top ten Google results on Ed Magedson – do your own research, come to your own conclusions:

Ed Magedson – Consumer Advocate

Ed Magedson created was created by friends of Ed Magedson as a way to let victims know, Ed is real, he is human, …

Ripoff Report – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ripoff Report is a privately-owned and operated website founded by consumer advocate Ed Magedson. The Ripoff Report has been online since December 1998 and … IC Talent, IC Talent Inc, IC Talent scam, IC …

The Rip Off report. com and other sites are run by criminal Ed Magedson who wants to extort your money! Extortion and racketeering charges filed!

Stop Ed Magedson

Track Ed Magedson — – Post and Read Information On Where Ed Magedson Is. 2, 3. Ed Magedson Lawsuits — – Post and Read About Lawsuits Against Ed Magedson … “We investigate and only list reputable companies with GOOD business practices”. This website is currently being updated for 2010. …

Forum Consumer Information and Personal Finance: Ed Magedson

We are a small business that has been hurt by Ed Magedson. Ed claims that he is there to help consumers but all he cares about is feeding his out of control …

Ed Magedson Rip-Off Report 2.00

Jan 4, 2010 … Ed Magedson Rip-Off Report 2.00 – A free downloadable E-Book for consumers to have. This exposes the real truth behind Ed Magedson and the …

Ripoff Report: Ed Magedson- Owner Ripoffreport Allowing fired llc …

Mar 11, 2010 … Ed Magedson- Owner Ripoffreport Allowing fired llc. members to slander me and my companies. Tempe Arizona.



Ed Magedson Extortion Fraud $20000 REWARD!

Ed Magedson wouldn’t let Federated post rebuttals on his sites, and, so they created their own to tell their side of …

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Now, here is the spam Ed sent me today (note that all the links in this email are affiliate ones – meaning good old Ed gets some money every time someone pays to use the service):

Dear Consumer,

Thank you for taking time to file a complaint with Rip-Off Report in the past. We value the information you help to provide about companies you feel are not meeting ethical business standards and practices.

At Rip-Off report, we do our best to help consumers just like you. If your complaint involves a monetary transaction over $500.00, then we have a referral to a solution that may help you get your money back. We endorse a third-party program called that can assist you in recouping your funds. If you are interested in learning more, please click on the link below to see if you qualify for their program. is a Rip-off Report Verified Safe Business.. a business you can trust.

Visit if you ever get ripped off with a credit card charge or a bank charge.

Complete the short form to ensure that your data is captured. Click on the LINK that says Do I Qualify?

Best thing about it, they don’t take any payment from you until the money is recovered.

We recommend them because we know they are good honest people.

Ripoff Report Verified Status benefits consumers by assuring complete satisfaction and confidence with member businesses. As part of Verified Status, this company has committed to “doing whatever it takes to make things right with our customers” ..if there was ever a problem..

This program also includes a commitment to Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business.

NOTE: You should know, that Rip-off Report does not usually do mailings like this, but, because we have had experience with the people providing this service, we decided to only contact those of you who have filed a complaint with us in the past..

That being said.. Even though we recommend BitterBuyer, we are not affiliated with them and are not legally responsible in the event you receive less than satisfactory results from any company that is a Rip-off Report Verified Safe business .. What you do have, is the security knowing, a member business has to answer to Rip-off Report.


ED Magedson – Founder

[This email is spam because I did not opt-in for any newsletters or other mailings from Ed or his Ripoff bunch to my knowledge. And there was no opt-out at the bottom. It was a straight spam email. See the CAN-SPAM act. You know he is getting blocked after this one…]

Last, but not least, read this link from SEO MOZ’ legal eagle about Ed and his RipOff bunch:

SEOmoz | The Anatomy of a RipOff Report Lawsuit

is that Ed Magedson has indirectly told you that he is responsible for ….. Ed Magedson is responsible for a huge loss of business for my company since 2003. …. Proof of ROR’s SEO tactics violations on Google’s terms of service.3.

SEOmoz | Accusations that Rip-Off Report just an Extortion Business

I think that was dumb on behalf of ED Magedson to have done a stupid mistake …. The ROR listings can’t be so strong that a good SEO couldn’t drive them to

SEOmoz | RipOff Report Responds: You Be the Judge

One is a sworn statement by Ed Magedson. The other is a sworn statement by a long-time …. Do you guys think the SEO community’s representation of Ripoff

And that’s all I have to say about Ed Magedson and his RipOff. Make up your own mind, come to your own conclusion.

But I tell people to go file your complaint on the dozen-odd other complaint forums rather than Ed’s. There’s a great deal more support from the communities there for whatever scam you were involved in.  Using a third-party to try to get your money back is almost as effective as the BBB (who has a success rate of less than 50% refunds if you get anything at all.) Don’t throw good money after bad.

Check out my Get Your Self Scam Free book and lessons above and learn how you got scammed – then decide what you need to do about it.

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