• Report: #774993

Complaint Review: WOT

  • Submitted: Fri, September 09, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, September 09, 2011

  • Reported By: Allen — Las Vegas Nevada U.S.A.
It Internet Finland

WOT Web of Trust, WOT Services Oy WOT is a serious ripoff and SCAM!!! SCAM SCAM SCAM BEWARE LEGITIMATE COMPANIES! Internet, Finland

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WOT is a serious ripoff and SCAM.  They don't display their phone number, don't answer problems with their rating system and are unresponsive.  They are ruining legitimate businesses and something should be done about them.  They rate my website a Negative when it should be Question Mark because there are not enough ratings to determine.  Yet, they argue with me for two months, don't fix anything and ban me from even logging into my account to track my ratings!  All this and I paid them?  I am supposed to be the customer?  Maybe their location (Finland) protects them from US laws?  I don't know how they get away with such a large scam.  Please be warned, they are a SCAM!

This is how the SCAM WORKS:
What happens is someone can login to the WOT account, and rate a site as phishy or unsecure for absolutely no reason at all. When this happens, anytime a customer goes to your website, a large popup will occur stating this is an unsafe site, and you should not proceed. [continued below]....
.....  This is ridiculous since WOT does not have any means of checking to see if this information is infact accurate. They just go off of that single rating inputted by a random person. Now, the only way to have this popup removed is to either buy thier "Web of Trust Seal" which costs $451/year, or have tons of people sign up for an account  in their system, which in turn will bring the company more revenue as well.

No phone number, no response from company they are NOT a WEB OF TRUST but a Website UNTrustworthy!!!! When you complain via email and ask for assistance or service: They do not respond. When you complain on their forum: They Block Your Account and Call You A Spammer!  I have never hated a company as badly as I hate this company.  Non-Responsive, Ludicrous Ratings, Playing with people's livelihood and They don't even respond to a problem When They Are Wrong!  I truly hate this company.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/09/2011 07:45 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/WOT/internet/WOT-Web-of-Trust-WOT-Services-Oy-WOT-is-a-serious-ripoff-and-SCAM-SCAM-SCAM-SCAM-BEWA-774993. 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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