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Yelp Extortion

Unfortunately, Reviews on Yelp Cannot Be Relied Upon for Vetting Purposes

Mark Baer | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Mark Baer

I would be highly suspect in relying upon Yelp reviews in the future. I wish this were not true because it just makes it that much more difficult and confusing for customers to locate "real evidence" that is so essential to properly vet products and services.

Yelp's New Badge Of Shame

AP | Posted 10.18.2012 | Small Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yelp says it will alert users if it suspects that a business has tried to buy fake, misleading reviews on its site. Yelp Inc. said T...

WATCH: Yelp Extortion Claims Persist

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Small Business

A Connecticut restaurant owner is claiming that Yelp deleted positive posts about her eatery after she refused to purchase advertising from the consum...

Restaurant Owners Claim 'Yelp Extortion' From Opportunistic Diners

Posted 05.30.2012 | Home

It's common knowledge that Yelp is often the vehicle for lengthy rants by angry restaurant patrons, but for extortion? That was the case earlier th...

Judge Tosses Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp

AP | By MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge who dismissed a class-action lawsuit accusing consumer review website Yelp of extortion is giving plaintiffs a month ...

Yelp Lawsuits Allege Review Site Engaged In Extortion

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Yelp, one of the most popular Web sites that let people post opinions about restaurants, shops and local services, is being sued...