Yelp Complaints

Please watch this video: It summaries Yelp.  You will see a poor business owner Louis gets fake negative review after declining advertising. it’s 30 minutes but worth it.

There are 1000′s of good citizens who have been bullied and troubled by Yelp clowns. As such. We have decided to say enough is enough. Please join good citizens and use the resources below to deal with the arrogant bullies at Yelp.

Better Business Bureau Complaint on Yelp

https://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/internet-service/yelp-com-in-san-francisco-ca-193927/reviews-and-complaints?section=reviews&reviewtype=negative

Federal Trade Commission

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en

Attorney General of California Consumer Complaints

http://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

You can also warn the public against Yelp when you post on your Yelp community pages  Such as http://www.yelp.com/talk/

By the way. Did you know A Freedom of Information act request filed with the FTC has resulted in the release of OVER 1000 complaints against Yelp over the past four years

http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/23/ftc-complaints-about-yelp-allege-extortion-libel-more.php

And just recently:

Yelp accused of bullying businesses into paying for better reviews Some companies say positive reviews get buried, then they’re approached to buy ad

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/yelp-accused-of-bullying-businesses-into-paying-for-better-reviews-1.2899308

ALSO.

Yelp  was ordered to pay a $450,000 civil penalty with a permanent restraining order [CLICK]

 

Below are the most recent complaints

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455 thoughts on “Yelp Complaints”

  1. I am a small new restaurant just trying to survive. Once I declined to subscribe to their services for approx. monthly charge of $300 or so, they have squashed all my reviews except for 3. The most recent one appeared for just 6 hours or so. I can understand some of them could had been filtered through their automated system, as some of my reviewers have very few review records. However, even the reviews by the ones with fair amount of reviews are deleted. This is pure cyber extortion, and hope somebody can help all small businesses that are suffering.

      1. Please tell me how to do that..They have been so rude to me and disrespectful. They don’t listen. All they do is tell you that they won’t do it cant do

  2. we decided not to pay yelp for advertizing with them. on the same day 75% of my reviews were not lised as not recommended reviews. i called and asked and was told that they did not have enough reviews to list them my clients as real people or reviews. this is an insult to my company and my customers. now one of my customers seen this and contacted me and asked why this happened when they post other reviews for other companies. after calling yelp i must have had a guy that maybe his GF or wife just left him but he was rude as hell. some customer support you guys have, now i will be promoting the do not use Yelp advertizing.
    proud member of the DO NOT USE YELP member

  3. Yelp mislead me into thinking i was trying out their services. They gave me $150 credit to try. 2 weeks later charged me $300. I asked for a refund. They denied giving me a refund.

    1. That’s the exact same reason I am here watching this video too, its so sad cause once I realized the BBB is also on yelp, that’s when I knew this was a totally bogus fraudulent scamming company!!!

  4. 1 STAR REVIEWERS DON’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS?! I wanted to know if anyone else noticed this but our site has 6 reviews, 3 are 1 star and of the 3 there is only a friend total between them… is there a correlation? The other 3 reviews are all 5 stars and have 175 Friends… something to think about. Does 1 star = hostiles? Like to know if anyone else has had the same experience. I could feel bad for them if they were not trying ruin my business. here is an idea: A site that rates people? Call it RateYou?

  5. I knew I couldn’t be the only company that Yelp is trying to extort. I own a plumbing business in a small town in rural Montana. None of my competitors have verified their yelp listing, only me. I have never paid for Yelp’s advertising. Because we service towns in 60 mile radius, our listing shows all those towns. I keep getting calls to “improve” our listing from Yelp so I went to look at how we are presenting. We weren’t showing up at all in our town. When I went to look at my listing they had our town as one of the others in the 60 mile radius. I had suspected that they were doing something on the back-end that was not allowing my listing to be shown until I paid the advertising. This confirms that their MO is to get companies to get their information listed, then they hound the company until they advertise with them. Since I live in an area where my competitors do not list on yelp, I have no need to “beat them to the top listing.”

    I’m pretty sure I will delete my profile from Yelp. I told the Yelp sales rep that was contacting me this information and have yet to hear back. Being fair, I told her I do not want to hear from Yelp until they change their business practices.

  6. I’ve done a lot of research about bringing this Advertising Giant down. And all I’ve seen is the that the Courts Side with Yelp.

    Like a lot of other Small Businesses, we went on Yelp to kick off our amazing Business. Everything was going great till we got a Bad Review. But, unlike other Businesses, we take the Good, with the Bad and learn from our Mistakes.

    But, we really did not understand why Yelp took all our 2018 Positive Reviews, from legit Clients.
    But, unlike many Businesses, we are exposing them for exactly what they are. We’ve even dedicated a whole Page on our Website, explaining Yelp’s Side Vs Our Side. We leave it up to the public, to make their own Judgement, instead of a Court Of Law.

    1. Maybe there should be an onslaught of complaint on Twitter… not rude complaints, but honest… and direct them to our president, (he hates fake news, and yelp qualifies) direct the tweets to the bbb and whomever else, consumer advocates

    2. I am in the exact process of doing the same thing. They have done some things I honestly would not believe unless I experienced myself. I finally decided to hire a lawyer and have also signed many petitions for business owners like us

  7. Who actually goes to yelp anyway? I have a small repair shop that has 23 5 star reviews on google with zero less-than 5 star reviews. All are authentic. There are other (all-five star) reviews of my service on other sites also, including manta, thumbtack, and some other sites. Yelp also has 4 5-star reviews for me but hide them even though they are authentic. Nothing about me is fraudulent. However yelp appears to be holding the reviews of me hostage, I also notice that there’s no way to really contact this entity to question as to why the reviews are held hostage. One can’t help but to notice the manner in which yelp almost forces a visitor to “join” and “invest” in yelp. I for one do not condone or finance extortion, manipulation, and dishonest practices. When a customer tells me they are so happy about the work I’ve done for them, I literally have to request that they not bother to leave a review on yelp. Yelp is racketeering in my opinion. What has yelp offered to the internet community anyway? Good riddance when they go under. amen.

    1. They did the same to me and even told me that they could hide the bad reviews and show my 5 star reviews, if I would pay them several hundred a month for a “Membership”. So I created a website: http://yelp-not.com/ in response. If even one company does not advertise with Yelp, then it was worth the cost. #yelp-not.com

      1. I also had the same experience, the problem is that Yelp in association with DexMedia, had been promising to get you on top of the listing, bring more reviews for you business as long as you sign their two year contracts. Once you sign them and nobody comes, you are trap with their conditions. The first time I was with them I tried to talk to the manager of my account for two solid months I was never able to conect with him. Left messages and still no response. then finally I got to talk to them trying to cancel my contract and I was still penalize to pay for three more months!! No customers, no money to invest in other advertising (they are not cheap) no customer service with Yelp/DexMedia advertising company and on top of it becasue I refused to go back to them they took all my customers (honest reviews every single one of them) and said that they are not real????

      2. LEGAL HELP? Individuals have use small claims court to bring stick it to large corp.s, in most states you can suit for $25,000 max. The idea is if you get 100, 1,000, 10,000 to sue for $25K each that would represent a potential cost to a the company of $250,000 (*plus attorney fees that would be much more) to $500,000,000*. I read about this guy that got a parking ticket, he was pissed so he got the idea after going to court to make it easier to do so, ck. it out, maybe be as easy as down loading the app. Google it: Josh Browder, CEO of DoNotPay, who hopes his revamped app will be a one-stop shop for consumer protection issues. I have documented the extortion on Yelp, we had dozens of 4 and 5 stars reviews, when we did not pay for the ad they were removed (Yelp hides them and with link at the bottom of page and they do not count of your total) then after a year I experimented by buying the lowest level of advertising for the shortest period and low and behold, our rating improved by a star or so. Just a thought.

        1 STAR REVIEWERS DON’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS?! I wanted to know if anyone else noticed this but our site has 6 reviews, 3 are 1 star and of the 3 there is only 1 friend total between them… is there a correlation? The other 3 reviews are all 5 stars and have 175 Friends… something to think about. Does 1 star = hostiles? Like to know if anyone else has had the same experience. I could feel bad for them if they were not trying ruin my business. here is an idea: A site that rates people? Call it RateYou?

    2. If you think about it, the core of Yelp’s business is providing information. That is where everyone should focus. You can hire an attorney to ask a Supreme Court in the state where your business is located for an order to remove your business page from Yelp and to where they will need the written permission of your business to make or display a page for your business. This is a no contest situation because you have a right to your business and where it is displayed. You can also ask the court to do this yourself. If Yelp cannot display your business page, they can no longer adversely affect your business. This is the key to stopping Yelp.

      1. Hello,

        I’ve come up with a way to help combat yelp extortionist. If we spread the word we can make a difference to expose them for what they are doing to hard working business owners. Please see our website and spread the word. The more involved, the more likely we can make a difference.
        WeAgainstYelp.org

    3. I totally agree with youon this 1I have 48 5 star review’s on me and only 9 or 10 review’s that 2 of them are fake review’s ? On top of that 1 Client didn’t know how to leave the right kinda review and gave me a 1 Star review but it was still a Fantasic review they play way to many Games for me to even consider even addvertsing with them!!

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