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Complaint Review: HILLSBOROUGH FENCE | Likely a good fence company.. Ripoff Report Investigates. Hillsborough Fence FALLS VICTIM to a SERIAL AUTHOR
HILLSBOROUGH FENCE | Likely a good fence company.. Ripoff Report Investigates. Hillsborough Fence FALLS VICTIM to a SERIAL AUTHOR6211 W Hillsborough Ave tampa, Florida USA
Hillsborough Fence | Likely a good fence company.. Ripoff Report Investigates. Hillsborough Fence FALLS VICTIM to a SERIAL AUTHOR, likely a competitor.. SERIAL AUTHOR Writes 16 Ripoff Reports, Each Similarly Worded, About Different Fence Companies in Central Florida. Don’t Believe Everything You Read! Proceed with CAUTION. INFORMATION Provided in this Report is HIGHLY SUSPECT AND MISLEADING! NAME OF COMPANY HAD NO NEGATIVE REPORTS PRIOR TO THIS SUSPECT REPORT.. and it likely a good company to do business with | Tampa Florida
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THIS NAMED FENCING COMPANY / INDIVIDUAL IS THE VICTIM OF A SERIAL AUTHOR! MORE THAN LIKELY POSTED BY A COMPEDITOR… DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ! THE CONTENT OF THE REPORT BELOW OUR EDITORAL COMMENT IS HIGHLY SUSPECT!
It appears that a Serial Author wrote approximately 16 Reports, each similarly worded, about different fence contractors/companies located in Central Florida.
Contained below is a Report written by what Ripoff Report deems a “Serial Author”. Ripoff Report has recently coined the term “Serial Author” to define Authors that often create multiple different accounts and/or file repetitive Reports either against a single individual or business or will target multiple individuals or multiple businesses across a particular industry. The Reports written are often similar in content and/or are similar in the allegations being made. While Ripoff Report keeps a watchful eye, it is very difficult to identify these Serial Authors until much later, usually after someone brings the situation to our attention or we catch on because the pattern was noticed internally. While Ripoff Report remains an advocate of Free Speech, and has a general policy against removing Reports, we also do not condone such unscrupulous behavior by an Author either!
Ripoff Report is intended to be “by consumer, for consumer” reporting for truthful and accurate reporting of real experiences that individuals may have had with other individuals or businesses. In fact, every time that an author files a Report they have to affirm, by checking a box, they the information they are providing is true. It is NOT intended for competitors, disgruntled ex-employees, ex-partners or the like, to falsely bash another individual or business simply to gain revenge or some advantage in the marketplace.
While we have rules in place, we rely on the authors to do the right thing. Unfortunately, rules relating to our website are similar to speed limits. Some people obey the speed limit exactly. Some people will break the law and drive over the speed limit…but maybe only by 5 or 10 miles per hour and some see that as perfectly acceptable behavior. Others see the speed limit signs as mere suggestions or something to be challenged to see if they will get caught. Just as speeding is against the law, providing FALSE and DEFAMATORY information about an individual or business is AGAINST THE LAW.
Freedom of Speech, and the right to remain anonymous, DOES NOT extend to such postings and Ripoff Report will work with authorities and/or comply with appropriately presented subpoenas for author information so that they can seek appropriate legal remedies against the author(s) so that justice can be done.
We firmly believe that true and accurate “by consumer, for consumer” reviews are very valuable to society and have helped warn other potential victims about scams and other bad dealings. Similarly, such information has helped the authorities bring unscrupulous individuals and businesses to justice. On the other hand, in cases of situations like this, where a Serial Author has taken advantage of our pro-consumer forum for personal gains against an individual, business or businesses across a particular industry, we feel it appropriate to WARN CONSUMERS that this Report, and others like it, are HIGHLY SUSPECT and that there is a HIGH LIKELIHOOD of the INFORMATION being FALSE and/or MISLEADING.
If you did research and stumbled upon this Report about this company/individual alone, without more, you may let it deter you from doing business with them. We are here to tell you that, without more, and under the circumstances of this situation, such negative inference against this company/individual is unfair because it appears, based on information we have, this company is a victim.
Author is located in Central Florida from 3 different IP address
In this particular instance it appears that a Serial Author wrote approximately 16 Reports, each similarly worded, about different fence contractors/companies located in Central Florida from 3 different IP address. Working within the guidelines of our company’s policies and procedures we are addressing each Report known to be at issue with this WARNING TO CONSUMERS. We have been working with their local fencing association, and conducting research on this matter for months, which is why we are only now able to issue this WARNING. Further, we will continue to work with the fencing association and the reported contractors/companies to help ensure that consumers are aware that these particular Reports are HIGHLY SUSPECT and have a strong likelihood of being FALSE and/or MISLEADING.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
..Every day crooks file frivolous lawsuits, often filled with bogus information, against those they want to hurt so that they can play victim. Those lawsuits and their false content stay forever as a permanent record which, more and more, can be found through research on search engines. The person who files the bogus lawsuit usually ends up withdrawing the lawsuit after filing it so they can use the false lawsuit to show people that they are the victim with bogus claims. These types of people also circulate the information about the bogus lawsuit on the internet, including but not limited to PR websites, on competitor’s websites, and other social media channels, so they can convince customers that they are in the right (after all, who go to the trouble of filing a lawsuit if they weren’t right?). Well, truth is, filing fees, in the grand scheme of things don’t cost that much and, in reality these types of people are just crooks themselves and will go to great lengths to fabricate their own version of the truth. What is sad is when those with deep pockets will do whatever they can to stamp out the truth because they know the person who REALLY IS TELLING THE TRUTH can’t afford to adequately defend themselves.
We saw this with one Florida case where Ripoff Report actually jumped in to help the victim of the bully (and won!), but of course, no good deed goes unpunished, so Ripoff Report got a lot of negative publicity for it because of the choice of words that one judge decided to use. Ripoff Report itself has fallen victim to this exact scenario! A unscrupulous business filed a lawsuit based upon false information about Ripoff Report only to make people think Ripoff Report is bad. True story! It is the same kind of people that file these bogus lawsuits that that will file bogus complaints on different websites about their competitors, usually pretending to be a customer, to make themselves look better than the other guys! Consumers be warned of this tactic! Be wary of the ones who cry foul the loudest! Re they really trying to warn you or are they trying to deceive you and cover something up? Just because you read the same thing, in multiple places, still doesn’t make it true. Especially today where media blasts through the internet are prevalent. It’s important to conduct research, through multiple credible sources, before rendering final decisions about whether or not to conduct business with a particular individual or company. .
While we are always appreciative of consumers utilizing our website as a resource for information, realize that Reports on Ripoff Report may not always be accurate and, as such, you should also consider other reliable resources before you make any decisions on whether or not to do business with a reported individual or business.
~ Ripoff Report Staff
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HILLSBOROUGH FENCE HORRIBLE COMPANY RIP OFF DONT WASTE YOUR TIME tampa Florida
I use to work for Hillsborough Fence and wanted to tell people a thing or two before you have Hillsborough Fence come out. I moved out of state to start my own restaurant business and left Hillsborough Fence back in 2011. Owning a restaurant business and offering quality food and taking care of my customers are my number one goal, so anything below that would bother me; this is why I wanted to write this review about Hillsborough Fence. Here’s some good info for customers to think about first before you have Hillsborough Fencecome out. High reviews that you find with this company are just plain out bogus. They claim to offer such “great work”, but the owner of Hillsborough Fence is just your typical Tampa drug addict trying to make a quick buck. Yea, they might be cheaper than most companies out there, BUT they order cheap china fencing and presents a bogus booklet to customers during a quote claiming that his fence is “USA” made and offers a “lifetime warranty” on the fence. This is bogus by all means. The fence you see when they come out is NOT what you will be getting. Your fence might look pretty once they get done putting it up, BUT give it about 2-6 months and you will start to see the fence sag and gates bow in. WHY? Because the fence is very cheaply made, along with them not using concrete on any of the post or gates for reinforcement and I asked Hillsborough Fence once why they don’t use concrete on the fencing post or gates, the response were “to make more profit from the job and to get the job done quicker.”
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/16/2014 10:56 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/HILLSBOROUGH-FENCE-Likely-a-good-fence-company-Ripoff-Report-Investigates-Hillsborough-Fence-FALLS-VICTIM-to-a-SERIAL-AUTHOR/tampa-Florida-33634/Hillsborough-Fence-Likely-a-good-fence-company-Ripoff-Report-Investigates-Hillsboroug-1162512. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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