Report Scam is a website where users can anonymously post about new and well-known scams, as well as potentially deceptive business practices that could be categorized as scams. There is no verification system for scams reported on Report Scam. They have logged anonymously. Therefore, they could be truthful and save people from being ripped off in the future. Or, they could be defamatory and false, placed there by a disgruntled employee, angry customer, or unscrupulous competitor.
Investment scams are the most common type of ripoffs; however, phishing scams are the most reported (ACCC). This shows that the most frequently reported type of scam isn’t even the most serious, and brings the credibility of websites like Report Scam into question. Nevertheless, your potential customers, employers, and investors are looking at ReportScam.com to determine their next move. If there is content on ReportScam.com that’s hurting your reputation, you can pursue legal action only if a copyright has been violated, or if the claims there are categorically false. Legal counsel or a review removal company with a money-back guarantee will offer the best chances of removal.
In 2019, more than $667M was lost to people posing as U.S. government officials, agency representatives, foreign nationals, law enforcement, and even family members according to the FTC. Most of these scams were perpetrated by phone. Many people turn to websites like Report Scam, Complaints Board, Scam.com, Ripoff Report, Dirty Scam, and others to air their grievances. This can be problematic because fake scam reports can be confused with legitimate complaints. A better course of action would be to report scams, ripoffs, and deceptive practices to the proper authorities (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau in the UK, the Federal Trade Commission in the US).