I have been scammed by a company called “Plumbing Rescue”. I won a lawsuit against the company for $5,350 and have posted my review on different sites warning individuals of their illegal practices. One of the website that I wrote a review on suddenly replaced my headline on search engines with how the company is committed to good customer service and is working with individuals who made complaints. It is over 1 year and the company still has not paid on my attorney demand to pay on their lawsuit (Hillsborough county florida online public records instr #2012259625, bk #21263, Pg # 443)
I wrote an email to www.ripoffreport.com and the company admitted that Plumbing Rescue is using them to push down negative comments on search engines with positive one under ripoffreport.com’s reputation management company. I believe that the 70+ positive comments are not from satisfied customers of Plumbing Rescue but from employees or outsourced individual of ripoffreport.com (all posted when Plumbing Rescue began paying ripoffreport.com for their reputation management service). In addition, since I posted my original negative complaint, plumbing rescue created a duplicate company profile to post all of the positive comments which pushed down the original company profile complaint.
Just to give you some validity of this post, here are some links that indicates Plumbing Rescue is under investigation (State of Florida CFO Jeff Atwater arrests one of Plumbing Rescue employees for scamming customers) March 14, 2013: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/sitePages/newsroom/pressRelease.aspx?id=4147
Channel 10 News in Tampa goes undercover and catches Plumbing Rescue trying to scam them on hidden camera (May 21, 2013): http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/317588/34/Undercover-sting-finds-problems-with-plumbing-company
If you have been scammed by them, please submit your complaints to the Attorney General's office or CFO Jeff Atwater. Also, the DBPR is receiving complaints against their license.