Valencia, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Worldwide Travel Center had to fight back against internet bullies who were determined to ruin their business over what turned out to be a couple of hundred dollars. According to a representative from the legal department at Worldwide, these internet bullies make a living out of writing lies on the internet and then basically try to extort money from the helpless businesses, and then promise to retract their statements. This is a ripoff because once something hits the internet, it's almost impossible to remove.
Worldwide was able to track down the person who wrote the falsehoods about their company and was able to settle out of court, thereby stopping this action from continuing, at least from this one individual.
Worldwide Travel offers a gift for attending a presentation, however, taxes and fees are the responsibility of the recipient. Some people forget that minor detail and become very angry. They then vent their anger by writing bad things about the company on the internet because there was $200 in taxes for their gift that they didn't want to pay. Usually they try to be anonymous but this time, Worldwide's attorneys were able to identify the person and they admitted to writing the negative press and fictional stories.
According to William Darby, a member of Worldwide's legal department, "The internet has become a "Wild, Wild, West," in that anyone can write anything."
According to Vincent Granville's post dated August 3rd, 2012, Yelp was hit with a class action suit. In this article, he wrote, ""You'll get bad reviews unless you purchase advertising with us". Yelp algorithm filters out good reviews from businesses that are not willing to spend $500/month advertising on Yelp."
World Law Direct posts an article on their site claiming, "Connecticut's attorney general is pushing the Better Business Bureau to stop what he calls a pay-to-play system that gives its members a ratings boost over nonmembers."