• Report: #771916

Complaint Review: icloudcenter

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  • Submitted: Thu, September 01, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, April 29, 2012

  • Reported By: RIPPED PENNY — United States of America
icloudcenter
Internet United States of America

icloudcenter stolen source code for HIGH prices, Internet

*Consumer Comment: Reputation fixing

*Consumer Comment: iclodcenter is a total rippoff & a scam!

*Consumer Comment: Maybe the problem is that...

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Nash wants to buy our script to resell

*Author of original report: now extremely overpriced!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The source code is our original code

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I bought code from icloudcenter.com for a penny auction website.

At that time the code was advertised for $99.00 (it ha since gone up to $499.00) and was claimed to be original code. And that a refund could happen if not satisfied. Site page has been rewritten since removing the promise of refund! (new page is:)

http://www.icloudcenter.com/penny-auction-script.htm

I never installed the scripts. I had issues after I unpacked the scripts and noticed several SwooPo logos inside the subfolders. I requested a refund but they insisted I had installed the software and that they had given me "tech support" so I could not return it. I complained to Discover and they lied to discover and managed to keep their $99.00

They refused to answer my questions about where the swoopo logos came from. Save your money and do not trade with this site! There is cheaper and even free software out there!


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Reputation fixing

AUTHOR: nebzero - (Czech Republic)

These days, a great danger lurks just a few clicks away: the online review. By Googling your company's name, anyone can read and track your business's performance including missteps, poor service or less-than-stellar products.

Protecting your company's reputation is now a 24-hour vigil. Negative reviews whether they're merited or not can turn away potential customers and vendors, and reflect badly on your company's brand.

The good news is that small-business owners can be proactive in securing positive reviews by asking satisifed customers to share their experiences. But what if it's already too late?

Here are the three best ways to improve your online reputation:

Mireya Acierto
Oguz Ucanlar of SpaForever contacted dissatisfied customers after bad reviews.

1. Reach out immediately to dissatisfied reviewers. Their negative comments don't need to be the end of the conversation. Small-business owners should attempt a dialogue, experts say, as complainers might improve the review or take down the post. Oguz Ucanlar, president of SpaForever LLC in Chicago, managed to turn around bad reviews on Yelp.com by contacting the aggrieved posters. He apologized, explained the situation and offered the reviewers discounts or a free massage. The result? One bad review was deleted, and the spa's overall rating went up. "I take it really seriously," he says. It also helps that Yelp now allows business owners to respond publicly to any customer comment, giving others a window into how the business treats its most finicky customers.


When a bad review surfaces, an apology goes a long way, says Lisa Barone, co-founder of Outspoken Media Inc., a Spring Hill, Fla., Internet marketing company. "Most people just want to be heard," she says. "They just want to know you're listening and you care, and that you're going to try and fix it."

Keep in mind that a negative review can sometimes be helpful. Case in point: an online customer of Nationwide Candy LLC of Albuquerque, N.M., complained after she received the wrong bubblegum product. Turns out, the candy wholesaler had posted an incorrect image on its site. "It just casted a bad image on us," says Ken Hanson, its general manager, who immediately corrected the error.


2. Flood search engines with content you can control. Use digital media's reach to your full advantage, says Evan Bailyn, founder of First Page Sage LLC, a New York search engine optimization company. Mr. Bailyn says he often helps clients put "good publicity on top to knock bad publicity off the first page" of search engine results. To do that, he suggests releasing press releases through prnewswire.com or pr.com and building Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts since these social-media sites show up high on search results. "The overall strategy is inundating the Google results with as much good or neutral content as possible so that the bad seems like an anomaly," Mr. Bailyn says.


3. Appeal to bloggers to review your company or your product. Getting others to weigh in can be an effective way to generate neutral or positive reviews to counteract negative ones. Influential bloggers in your niche market can bring instant credibility to a company. If you already know bloggers in your industry, read or reach others by simply scanning their blogrolls, a handy list (typically placed in the sidebar) of potential contacts. Alert them to news about your product or service as a first step in building the relationship.

While it's controversial, some business owners say they've improved their reputations through sponsored blog posts. Netfirms Inc., a Web-hosting company in Markham, Ontario, is paying $10,000 to SocialSpark.com, a marketplace for paid reviewers, and to about 60 bloggers to write 200-word reviews of its new Twitter service. "The more positive feedback that we can have, the better," says Dan Feferman, its product specialist and community manager. Other sites to consider are PayPerPost.com, SponsoredReviews.com and ReviewMe.com, Mr. Bailyn says. Costs can range from $15 to $150 per posting. While some business owners liken sponsored posts to traditional ads, keep in mind you could turn off potential customers. To prevent that, make sure the blog post contains a disclosure that it's a paid or sponsored review.

A companys brand and reputation will live or die by what is said about it online. By following a few simple rules you can ensure that your company will fly. Failing to track and react to what is being said about you online could be fatal for your company.

Monitoring your reputation online is similar in many ways to monitoring what is said about you offline, with one major difference: news (good or bad) can spread like wild fire online. What starts today as a rant from a disgruntled customer could tomorrow have spread round the internet leaving your brand in tatters.

With a bit of inspiration, some talent and of fair slice of luck you can use the same power to drive your brand forward. The infamous digg effect can drive thousands of visitors and hundreds of links all of which can do wonders to your visibility online, and when used correctly can have a massive influence on the bottom line of any business.

Surviving the digg effect
Tongue-in-cheek alternatives to the digg effect
The following strategies can help you to exert a bit more control over what is being said about you online:

1. Track everything said about you online.

The first step is to track all mentions of you, your brand, your products and your company. There are numerous options, including our very own reputation monitor.


Andy Beal shares the tricks
Cameron Olthuis gives us the 101
2. Build relationships say thank you


For each positive comment you find online take the time to say thank you. Make your thank you real, personal and honest and people will appreciate it. The more conversations you can have with people around the internet the better. Building relationships and building your network is an amazingly positive side effect of improving your reputation online.


10 reasons commenting is good for you
Listen to the ways people say they want to hear from you
3. Participate in relevant online communities


Building your profile in online communities can be an incredible way to get your name known and to build a reputation. The golden rule is to go all out to help other people. If you are only in it for personal gain then you will not get any benefit from it.


Many of the leading names in the SEO world are incredibly active in various forums. In the SEO world over 50% of people in a recent SEOmoz post said they first learnt seo by reading an participating in SEO forumns. So not only can you learn gain an incredible wealth of information, these forums can give you incredible exposure and when used correctly can be a huge help in growing your online reputation. Here are a few guys from the Cre8asite Forums who have helped me immensely through their involvement in the forum.


Bill Slawski / Cre8asite profile
Rand Fiskin / Cre8asite profile
Ammon Johns / Cre8asite profile
4. Give away the farm


There is plenty of debate about how much information you should give away for free. Talking purely from a reputation standpoint, the more quality advice you can give away the more you will build your reputation online. Businesses have been built based on giving away information. Take a look at these four posts from the popular posts at Marketing Pilgrim, each one is giving away information for free, and each new reader and new subscriber is one more relationship. Online reputation can be summed up as build relationships.


I doubt I am alone in subscribing to the GoogleCache based purely on reading this one post answering questions posed by SEOmoz. Give away the farm and your reputation will improve dramatically.


What if there are negative comments?
The first 4 rules are all about improving your reputation, however by putting yourself into the public domain you are also increasing the chance that someone will disagree with what you say. Not only that but people love to diss the big guys. The next set of rules are to help protect your brand and manage your online reputation.


5. Track what is being said.


(Yes, I know this is the same as #1 you can go and look at our reputation monitor if you like!


Failure to track what is being said about you online is asking for trouble. If you dont know what is being said, you cant respond, and if you dont respond and help to solve the problem the next thing you know is that the problem is out of all control and you will lose business because of it.


Seven out of ten British consumers will not click through to a companys website if search results contain negative comments about them. This must mean that McDonalds site gets very few UK visitors. e-consultancy.com


6. Say you are sorry.


When something negative about your company happens, take the time to say you are sorry make sure it isnt a false apology.


Take the time to speak to them, if you can speak to the person on the phone do so. It is likely to have the best response. If you fail to speak to them directly try to send an email or leave a comment or anything, just make contact. Be very careful any time you put something into writing as it can easily be miss-interpreted. Richard Denny has a great post and related free e-book on the very subject.


7. Put the facts online


Quite often, negative online press stems from confusions or incorrect facts. You can often clear up confusions and incorrect facts through dialogue with the appropriate people, but in serious cases, where many people are getting confused, you may well want to make your side of the story available on your website.


After the recent shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech, there was a bit of a stir caused by the claim that the killer had bought ammunition from eBay. An eBay spokesman denied this:


In looking at his activity on the site, we can confirm that at no point that he used eBay to purchase any guns and ammunition. It is strongly against eBay policy to try to sell guns and ammunition.


Their statement is also available on their own website: eBay statement (though its not particularly easy to find on Google.


The basics
eBay controversy on MSNBC
8. Control the search engine results


Whilst the stat above about peoples behaviour when faced with negative search engine results is based on British Consumers I suspect the story is similar around the world. One way of staying in control of the message people receive when they search for your company is to proactively seek to tell your story in the search engine results. Going too far down this route could be viewed as somewhat grey hat (hi Graywolf), but certainly creating profiles for yourself and your company on many of the largest social media sites is a good idea to help you control your online reputation.


97th floor tell us that 29 Fortune 100s are letting Google Tarnish their Reputation
Graywolf reckons you should have all 10
9 Stay ethical in your reputation management


Whatever the issue that you are trying to deal with (whether real or perceived, ethical or unethical), it is important to do no further harm with your attempts to manage your reputation. This is not about getting things deleted from Google or covering up bad things you have done. Its about presenting yourself and your company in the best possible light almost every company needs some marketing, after all.


SEOmoz on reputation management
Are all companies who need reputation management bad?
10 Listen to feedback


If you can take on board suggestions and criticisms from your customers and the wider community, you are a long way towards doing the best you can. In this mode, wed like to invite comments and suggestions from you guys. Let us know what you think weve missed.


Managing and Improving Your Business's Reputation Online
1. Understand the importance of reviews
The first thing you can do is educate yourself about the importance of customer reviews! While its not entirely clear whether ratings have any effect how well your business ranks within Local search algorithms, ratings draw additional traffic, even to sites ranked towards the bottom of a Local search engine result.


This can mean MANY more clicks for your business, and more dollars in your pocket!


And if youre in an industry that doesnt get a lot of reviews, even one or two bad ones can have a dramatic impact on your business.


So don't ignore reviews, or throw up your hands in defeat--instead, try to learn more about the kinds of things that customers like about your business, and what they do or don't like about other businesses in your niche.


2. Prioritize your review effortsspend your time wisely.
Not every website or search engine's reviews matter as much as every other. Some sites, like Google Maps and Yahoo Local, get more traffic than others, such as Local.com, which in turn gets more traffic than a number of smaller startups.


Beyond that, reviews left on some websites, like InsiderPages and CitySearch are captured by a number of OTHER Local Search Engines, in addition to their own websites. So positive reviews your business gets on these kinds of "seeding" sites can be leveraged for even broader visibility. But by the same token, a negative review left on a site that syndicates its reviews can have a dramatic negative impact as well.


An additional, and perhaps somewhat obvious, tip is to look at which of the major profile websites (CitySearch, Yahoo Local, etc.) are ranking in the Top 10 in Google for your keywords. Chances are, Googles spidering them VERY well, and will incorporate reviews from those sources into Google Maps...Not to mention that they're going to get plenty of direct traffic from ranking so high in Google anyway.


3. Understand the guidelines of what is an acceptable review acquisition strategy. Whats acceptable may vary from site to site.
Yelp has caught a TON of flak recently for its rather unsavory handling of a review controversy highlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 4th of 2008. Fellow Bay Area media outlet CBS5 followed up with this thorn in Yelps side almost exactly a month later. (More on the Yelp controversy from Greg Sterling).


Most Local portals dont have a clear review policy, but if they do, make sure you know what it is before you engage in a tactic that could lead to a penalty or ban. Yelp specifically does not like incentives of any kind being used for reviews.


Engaging in solicitation of reviews using a free WiFi or workstation at your location may lead to reviews getting filtered or removed. However, other than Yelp, very few sites have implemented a specific review policy as of the date of this article (January 2009). A good rule of thumb is that if it feels spammy, it probably is, and you shouldn't be doing it. However, coupon incentives or discount codes for customers who leave online reviews are generally not frowned upon (Yelp is the exception).


4. Implement a review acquisition strategy.
Going back to #3a free WiFi strategy might be highly successful at acquiring a vast number of reviews across multiple platforms, if implemented properly, as Michael Jensen pointed out at a prominent 2008 conference.


Michael runs a really neat website called LeaveFeedback.org which randomizes the sites on which customers leave reviews from a single URL. If your WiFi landing page is set up properly, and you give visitors the choice of where they would like to leave reviews, you might not run into this filtering problem.


Michaels business partner Aaron Stewart also chimes in with this gem of a post in which he advises the use of Twitter to monitor what people are saying, and perhaps to solicit reviews or at least promote events which people will want to review. We'll probably be posting more about Twitter in our Resources Center later this year.


Also keep in mind that very few portals are as stringent as Yelp at detecting and removing incentivized reviews. But if you do use an incentive, do your best to space out the timing of when you receive the reviews, as a crush of them all at once may raise a flag or trip a filter.


And finally, heres a headsmacker: if your customer has an obvious email address, such as @Gmail,com or @Yahoo.com, ask them to review your business using that particular engine. They wont have to sign up for a new account and theyll likely already be comfortable with the review interface.


5. Respond to your customers reviews the right way.
Turning nasty in responding to reviews just reflects poorly on your business and does nothing to convince people to trust you above the negative reviewer. Instead, take the high road with negative reviewers, even if they are one of your competitors. Figure out what you can do to work together to promote each others businesses positively and make lemonade from lemons.


Yelp came under fire yet again for its refusal to let business owners moderate their own reputation onlinethe summer has not been good for Stoppelman and Company (Greg Sterling, Screenwerk).


Remember, though...if youre getting a large number of similar negative reviews, chances are there actually could be a flaw in your business somewhere.


Take steps to address that flaw so that you get more reviews like I dont understand what these people on here are talking about. The service was great at Joes Pizza and I had a great time. Eventually, older reviews will get pushed towards the bottom of the pile and newer, positive ones will rise, signaling to prospective customers that you have made a change in your business and its worth seeing for themselves.


When people hear about you for the first time very often they will Google you just to see who you are. If they don't like what they see this could reduce your chances of being called to interview for that dream job, getting a chance to pitch your business idea to a wealthy venture capitalist or whatever it is you are trying to do.


Luckily fixing your online reputation is much simpler than most people imagine because the average busy person is not going to read pages of Google results and other web pages. In my experience most people are content to look at just the first page of the Google search results and rarely click on any link unless they see a problem.  And to fix this first page for most people it will be enough to follow these five simple steps.


1.  GOOGLE YOURSELF. REGULARLY.  Don't wait till someone else does it, Google yourself and look at what comes up. You need to come back every month or so to check on the results, partly because new stuff is being indexed all the time and partly because Google changes their algorithm from time to time to stop search engine manipulators gaming the system. Normally you only need to worry about the first page but the first time you do this I suggest you also go a few pages deeper to make sure there is no content so negative you can't afford to have even on page 20. If your name is extremely common try Googling your name with your profession, your town or some other qualifier.


2. REMOVE OR HIDE NEGATIVE CONTENT YOU CONTROL.  If you see any content you don't want others to see that is controlled by you -- like your own Facebook page -- then you should either delete this content or change the privacy settings so it is not findable. Be especially careful with Facebook because changes to privacy settings mean that once-private pages can suddenly become public. If the problem is that someone else has tagged you on a party photo then remove your tag from that photo. Yes, you do have this option.


3. PUSHDOWN OTHER UNWANTED CONTENT BY CREATING NEW; GOOD CONTENT. Pushdown all of the other returns that are either irrelevant or negative by creating new content that Google will recognize as high ranking. Essentially Google values most content on important sites, so an article about you on nytimes.com would rank highly, but is rather hard to get. But luckily there are many high ranking sites that welcome you to create profiles: these are the social networking sites, Create a profile for yourself with your real name on LinkedIn, Facebook, GooglePlus, Zerply, Viadeo and so on and these will appear at the top of Google results. 


4. ASK FOR REMOVE OF NEGATIVE CONTENT ON OTHER SITES- If there is negative content on sites you don't control and you are not satisfied with pushing it down onto page four then you should consider asking the owner of the content to remove it. If this page is owned by a friend a polite request is usually enough. If that doesn't work then contact the owners of the site who you can find through the "Who Is" resource at http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp


5. PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL BRAND BY REGISTERING DOMAIN, ID ON NEW SITES. Finally, you can protect your personal brand for the future by registering your real name as ID on new sites that emerge, just in case they become important later. If you try to ask Twitter now for the account @MarcoRossi it is probably taken, but when a site first starts you can have anything. For the same reason it is also a good idea to spend a few dollars to register the domain name yourname.com. Google also ranks content on this domain more highly so it is a good choice for a personal site. For more about this see How Joining Networking Sites Boosts Your Reputation.


These are the five basic techniques that will clean up and improve the online reputation of most people, brands, companies and organizations. There will be some cases that are more complicated -- like if your name is the same as that of someone famous or infamous -- and in these cases you will perhaps need professional help.


For todays digitally interconnected millennial generation, a good online reputation has become part of a successful college application. More and more, colleges and universities are using information posted online to rank applicants. This article provides tips for Web reputation management techniques that can help your high school senior get an admissions edge and improve his or her chances at scholarships or financial aid.


Colleges today are extremely Web savvy, employing more social media techniques than Fortune 500 or Inc. 500 corporations. As early as 2006, reports began coming out of colleges conducting Internet searches of potential applicants, yet most people pay little attention to their online reputations. In fact, two recent studies commissioned for Microsoft Data Privacy Day show that the gap between peoples actual and perceived online behavior is growing. At the same time, school officials and HR professionals are making online reputation searches standard practice for school admissions and hiring decisions.


Educate your teen on Internet privacy and online reputation


Are you aware of how your teenager uses the Internet? Make sure your child understands standard online privacy practices: Keep Facebook and MySpace profiles private, dont post phone numbers or addresses online, be selective about friending acquaintances or strangers, and keep track of publically available photos. These kinds of preventative measures can go a long way to building a good online reputation.


In addition, you want to motivate your high school senior to keep his or her personal information private. To do this, show your child the extent to which higher educational institutions are using social media. A recent study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides useful statistics and background information in this regard.


Monitor your childs online reputation


Think like an admissions officer and search for your childs name. You want to take note of three types of results: negative or defamatory information, postings that show questionable judgment or otherwise pose a liability risk, and positive information that highlights your childs accomplishments. You can simplify and automate this process by setting up a Google Alerts subscription. This service sends you updates whenever Google finds a new link related to the search terms you provide. Enter your childs name and any nicknames, as well as other terms connected to your teens activities or organizations.


If you find negative information, take proactive steps to have it removed. If the poster is a friend or classmate of your child, start by talking to the posters parents or contacting your teens school. Failing this, the online privacy services offered by Reputation.com provide professional-strength solutions.


Questionable postings by your child are relatively simple to deal with, as long as you can convince him or her to delete these posts. However, if your teen has listed personal information, people-finder indexes such as Spokeo may have picked it up. Colleges can then use this data to search the deep Web for additional online reputation information on your child, which may or may not reflect positively on his or her application. The Reputation.com Resource Center lists techniques to remove information from Spokeo and provides tips on how to remove personal information from similar indexes.


Conduct digital PR activities to manage your teens personal brand


Online reputation management for college admissions should go beyond simply erasing the bad. You also want to help your child develop a positive personal brand that will increase the likelihood of admission and maximize the chances of receiving a scholarship.


Avoid the urge to rewrite your teens blog and Facebook pages yourselfyou dont want to make these sites look fake. When it comes to college admissions, many teens are looking for advice on this major life decision, so take advantage of this opportunity but make them do the work themselves. Sit down with your child, review his or her online presence, and provide editorial suggestions for improving his or her Web reputation.


If youre not sure what should be posted online, start with information provided by the school. Many colleges now publish information on how to make a good impression, and you can use these tips to tailor your childs online reputation. In addition, you can get clues on how Web savvy a school is by what it posts online. For example, the MIT Admissions blog is fairly comprehensive, so its likely that your teens social media presence will be considered by admissions officers at MIT.


Next, emphasize your teens accomplishments and any other positive information you found through your Internet searches. Has your child engaged in community service initiatives or extracurricular activities? Does he or she have a hobby or small business that demonstrates initiative or other positive qualities? Having your child write a few blog posts on these accomplishments or provide links to his or her extracurricular organizations can help steer admissions officers in the right direction.


Digital PR can also help to rectify errors. One common application mistake that hurts an applicants chances at admission is to take easy, GPA-boosting electives at the expense of more rigorous college prep classes. But if these classes can be connected to one of your childs extracurricular or career interests, or if they can be tied into community service activities, they can be transformed into a competitive advantage.


Of course, you shouldnt overdo things. Colleges dont typically ask for links to your childs online PR presence, so dont provide them unless asked. Focus on a strong application, and let the admissions officers find the extra content themselves. Done right, the use of tasteful, age-appropriate postings that emphasize your childs strengths can help to distinguish his or her application from the pack. For more advice, contact Reputation.com.


Whether you like it or not, you have a digital persona which tells a story about you and could have a direct impact on your chances of landing your dream job or promotion, buying a house, getting a small business loan, or finding true love. In essence, your online presence is your brand and if it looks tarnished, so will you.


Lets start with a quick vocabulary lesson. The acronym SERP stands for search engine results page and refers to a group of links to web pages that appear on a search engine (like Google) in response to a keyword query. The most important data in your SERP are the first ten links since this is the information that other people will likely see if they type your name into the search engine. These links have a ranking order and whatever links appear within the first ten slots are valued as the top results, regardless of what they are about or whether or not they are even factual. So, for instance, if a friend tags you in an inappropriate photograph on Facebook, or somebody with your exact full name robs a bankthese links will appear to be the most prominent in a results page.


Imagine a bathroom wall covered with scribbles written in permanent marker. This is the Internet. All the messages about you on that wall make up your online identity, and like the graffiti, online content is pretty difficult to clean up or wash away.


The only way to control what others view in cyber space is by carefully monitoring and managing your online reputation. Online reputation management can be daunting, especially because it is constantly changing. Make no mistake: it is and will continue to be the most vital action an individual must take to protect their online identity.


Here are some easy steps that you can take today to manage your online reputation:


Google yourself. Its your responsibility to know what is being said about you. Most information about you that is public (note: not all) should pop up with a fast Internet search. If you find any unwanted content, take action quickly.
Fix inconsistencies. Does your LinkedIn profile page match your current resume? If not, get to work! Employers may notice discrepancies like this and immediately mark you with a mental red flag even before your initial interview. In fact, according to a 2009 survey released by Microsoft, 79% of hiring managers in the United States admitted to researching prospective employees online during the hiring process, and 70% of them actually say theyve rejected job applicants based on their online findings.
Perform Your Own Background Check. An enormous amount of personal data can be found online with user-friendly sites like Yahoo!s People Search or MSNs White Pages.  Researchers are directed to relative names, birth date information, last known addresses, and more. Take matters into your own hands by signing up for your free annual credit report. If youve been a victim of identity theft, youll probably see the damage done on these reports. Remember, prospective landlords and employers may look at these reports, so youll want to make sure everything on them is accurate.
Create new content. Experts agree that this is the best way to combat all the negativity. Websites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook all rank high on Googles search engine, so creating new content on those sites should be your first priority. Doing so should decrease the rankings of any negative links on your SERP.
Launch a blog. Like the last step, creating a new blog with positive, professional, intelligent, even happy-sounding content will help counteract any negative material.
Start a Google Profile. Visit Google.com/profiles for a new tool that allows individuals to create customized profiles to help control what others can learn about them. Here, users can write brief biographies, upload photos, and even provide links to their LinkedIn pages or personal blogs.
Buy paid links. According to Computer world, individuals can increase their Google ranking by paying to have keywords linked to their LinkedIn pages. In theory, this tactic should improve your LinkedIn profile page and, therefore, push other links further down on the SERP.
Use Google Alerts. This free content monitoring service notifies individuals via email when new content is published that matches selected search terms. Simply type your name in quotation marks and select how often you wish to receive alerts. Visit Google.com/alerts for more information.
Clean Up the Mess. If you find unwanted, inappropriate, or unauthorized content online, you should act swiftly to remove it. Online reputation management services, like myID.com, are valuable tools for individuals who want no stone left unturned.
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#2 Consumer Comment

iclodcenter is a total rippoff & a scam!

AUTHOR: JRoll - (United States of America)

I unfortunately am also a victim of icloudcenter and their software scam.  I am embarrassed that I even read the 3 other complaints about this company and still decided to try their product.  I thought to myself, maybe these people were just unlucky, or just those type of people who complain.  I run a business, and I know you cant please everyone.

That being said, this is definitely not the case in this situation.  They sell you open source freeware scripts, with a slight modification to add their company logo to it.  The scripts are out of date, and are full of bugs.  I bought several scripts at once, installed them on different servers, and they all had the exact same bugs.  They know about the bugs, but want you to pay them to fix them, even though they claim they offer full support of their scripts for free for 90 days.

Its a 2 man show, with Alexander as the salesman, and Chana as the programmer.  They are based in Israel, so being in the US, their hours are not good, they are only available from 2am to 8am EST.  They tell you to pay them anytine you find a new error with the script, and they get very rude if yo disagree with them.

The biggest issue I find is that they claim these scripts are original, made ny them, the problem is that if they wrote them, then they are terrible programmers, since they are full of bugs.  the reason I doubt they wrote them is because they dont even know how to fix the issues that come up.  I ended up hiring a local NJ company to rewrite thei script.

Also, the penny auction script database code is written poorly, and the site will crash if you get more than 20 people on your site at one time, learned this the hard way.

Avoid Icloudcenter at all costs, they are a total scam.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Maybe the problem is that...

AUTHOR: boysha - (Canada)

this Alexander person is a crook, because he robbed me for $69 with faulty script.

Neb Radojkovic 
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Nash wants to buy our script to resell

AUTHOR: hits0025 - (United States of America)

Nash is Russian speaking guy from New Zealand. He is going to buy our script (we speak already 1 week about it) so he knows well that our script is better...Dear report after, if you want people to believe you at least you should tell your name...
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#5 Author of original report

now extremely overpriced!

AUTHOR: RIPPED PENNY - (United States of America)

When I bought their NASH SOFTWARE CODE RIPOFF they only overcharged me 89.99! They now want $499.99 for the same crappy ripoff but they have made an attempt to make thir LOOK more like Nash's scripts! Nash's script only cost me $19.99 and has much better support and is more reachable and does not seem susceptible to the PHP drill attack that lets people cheat on this auction software!

Additionally the line about stealing their code is a tired one and one they overuse to claim against you. The original page had a money back guarantee and that has been removed with the new prices!

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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The source code is our original code

AUTHOR: hits0025 - (United States of America)

I don't know who is this person, he didn't say his name and I didn't find his case.
You can easily compare our source with any other script and you'll see it's original code.
Furthermore some people tried to grab code from us!
It's possible that this person is one of our competitors. Anyway he didn't try even to prove anything, so it's obvious he is just liar.
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