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Angies List review in Chicago, Illinois: Angie's list is retaliating against me (a former service provider) because I posted negative items here and elswhere.

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I have done NOTHING remotely illegal, but Angie's List is bullying me, and threatening me. They are using a tactic of enabling a cyber bully client of theirs to initiate their harassment. I have a former client who hates me because he received notice that his porch and deck are "dilapidated and dangerous" and in need of replacement, shortly after I did some unrelated work. This couple think that I called the city. However, they have no proof, and it wasn't me. All I can say is that, at the same time, they had roofers doing some work, and they had movers doing work. Both of these groups had to use the dilapidated stairs many times! They are blaming me because they believe that I am the most likely suspect due to a dispute over payment. Regardless, they shouldn't blame anyone. They moved out of the building and have tenants living there. They are obligated to provide a safe environment. Well, cut to the Angie's list bullying. Angie's list is claiming the negative review from their customer is "proprietary", EVEN THOUGH, I gave them links in an email to other websites where their customer posted the same exact lies/post. Angie's list is taking action against my company for posting THINGS LIKE THIS!! They are using their customer's feud with me to bully me. Angie's list WILL/HAS said that if I post ANYTHING LIKE THIS, it is considered harassment of one of their customers. WHAT???? Freedom of speech anyone??? Remember, their customer has posted the same thing everywhere, and I made NO mention of Angie's list until Angie's list started harassing me about it. Angie's list is retaliating because of the negative opinions that I've posted on my website, more than a year previously, and because I am helping with a class action lawsuit against them! I've spoken with an attorney and HOPE to sue! Disclaimer: Angie's list is a struggling for-profit public company who answers to shareholders and is driven by greed. I reference to one of their clients in this review ONLY because it is relevant to my review of Angie's List. I do not post any personal information on their client, who is slandering my company all over the internet. I am NOT writing this to harass anyone. I am writing this to give factual information on Angie's list totalitarian regime. Angie's list CANNOT limit my freedom of speech. They CANNOT destroy my Civil Liberties!
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#1063582

my prior post on this side, from July 31:

http://angies-list.pissedconsumer.com/angie-s-list-siding-with-criminals-20150731675023.html

Angie's list is now harassing me for speaking out against them, claiming it is harassment of one of their clients, and that THEY have a proprietary claim to the review that their client posted ALL OVER the internet.

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#733975 Review #733975 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Angies List Website
Cons
  • Cannot stand them
Reason of review
cyber bullying, slander, harassment
Preferred solution
Angie's list to stop harassing me, and stop cyber bullying, stop hiding behing a crazy customer of theirs, and leave me ALONE!
Angies List review - Angie's list siding with "criminals"?
Angie's list received a complaint about my company, and I filled out the "conflict resolution" paperwork "agreeing" to meet the members demands. -Angie's list was supposed to remove the review. -Angie's list did NOT remove the review, which violates their policy. The...
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#1063579

I posted another review on Angie's List that stems from this incident.

Angie's list is retaliating, and saying anything that I post online regarding this client of theirs, is Harassment!

I am HARASSING their customer by posting negative reviews on ANGIE'S LIST. I posted her on July 31, approximately 3 months later Angie's list started retaliating against me.

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#675023 Review #675023 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • This is about angies list
Reason of review
Angies list is overstepping their authority, which would put lives at risk
Preferred solution
Angie's list might destroy my reputation and company over my "safety concern" that was validated by the city of Chicago. Angie's list should follow their policy and remove the negative review, and reimburse me for tort payment.
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  • Health And Safety

Angies List - Customer Care Review from Chicago, Illinois

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Angie's list received a complaint about my company, and I filled out the "conflict resolution" paperwork "agreeing" to meet the members demands. -Angie's list was supposed to remove the review. -Angie's list did NOT remove the review, which violates their policy. -The catch is that the Angie's list member hired me to follow another contractor. When I got there to do the job, the work was not done by the previous contractor, and if I would do the work it would put peoples life in danger. This is a porch and deck in Chicago. I was to remove a section, and raise it when I replaced. I told the customer that I could not do it, and replaced it without raising, giving them $100 off the $1000 total for labor. -The customer has lied in their libelous reviews online, and say I was paid in full. The payment history, through chase, proves my version. -The customer has lied about other details. Like, the fact that they knew that the city of chicago inspected the porch/deck prior to their negative reviews, and called the structure "dilapidated and dangerous". -The city of Chicago deemed the structure "dangerous and dilapidated". The pic that I posted shows the repair work that I did (if it posts), and how someone could easily fall off the roof on two sides, especially if the section is raised more than one foot. It will be like it is on "stilts". The previous contractor was supposed to build two retentions walls, and raise the roofing, so that I could raise the walkway...but they did non of that work. -The Angie's list member began posting the libelous negative review all over the internet, following the notice that they are REQUIRED to rebuild the structure, "Plans and architect" required. -Angie's list did NOT accept my agreement to raise the section of the deck, and working with the customer, the city, and the new builders. I said "Yes" I will do it, but it has to be SAFE for the members tenants. -Angie's list is keeping the NEGATIVE review, and threatening to post the members complaint in an upcoming news letter (or whatever you call their little publication). -I've filed complaints with an Attorney who is looking into a class action lawsuit. -By doing this, Angie's list is superseding Chicago law, and putting contractors life, career, and freedom in jeopardy. If I do the work and someone falls off and dies, I will be worse off than not complying with Angie's List. However the alternative, to have a one-sided version of a negative review (that is libelous) posted for all to read, is not acceptable either. -Angie's list has a history of bullying the little guy. If you have a similar story (Especially, regarding "the big deal" or any other billing/monetary "issues" with Angie's List), please use information published (not sure what appears after posting) to contact me. Otherwise, post a review HERE, with the title "class action law-suit against Angie's List"
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Angies List Customer Care
Reason of review
Poor customer service

How Angies List Works from Both Sides

I've been an Angies list member for several years, though to be honest I never really relied on the service that much. Then I went to work for a contractor........Knowing how Angie and her list work from the other side is really, really eye opening. They advertise that service providers cannot pay to be on their list, yet the contractor I work for had a $1,000 a month, yes...$12,000 a year, contract. They break areas up by zones and within each zone is a town so if you have to pay for each town where you want to be listed, or in their terms "advertise". We've considered not advertising at all on Angies list and was told by their rep that then we would not show up on the first page when customers searched for our service. I then tried to clarify and asked that even if a customer searched for our company by name we may not show up on the first page unless we were advertising. Mind you advertising on their site pretty much just means paying for your company listing to show up higher up on the list, no banner or logo etc. He explained to me that it was kind of like searching on google and the companies that are doing adwords are showing up first........yeah I get that but when you do a google or other search engine you can tell which are the ads, Angies list does not show any distinction in the listing that some service providers are paying to show up higher on the list. Then there is the skimming. Run a big deal coupon and they take 40% of the price then badger the purchaser to write a review, that is how they collect the reviews. They are constantly trying to get you to run big deals, advertise in their print magazine and now they are introducing this concierge service where the customer would book the appointment through Angies list............that just has disaster written all over it. No fee for that service to contractors yet.....but literature made it very clear that a fee would likely be charged in future if you took advantage of the service. Keep in mind that Angies is really relying on local, small businesses. There are such better ways to get references for service providers......just ask your neighbors and co workers, post on your facebook page asking for references or use some of the online, and free, community news services such as EveryBlock or NextDoor. Even a free service like Home Advisor is a better bet. There is a reason Angies has posted negative revenues for a straight 17 years. All in all I would not say I am pissed, just enlightened! Don't believe her claim that contractors don't pay.
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Angies List review in Chicago, Illinois: Ripp off

Had a subscription for a 1 yr and they did nothing but bug with emails for reviews on people that I saved but never used on their site. Also they never contacted me via email saying my time was to renew was close and just charged my account what were they afraid to ask cuz I would cancel. I do not feel that this is worth the money. No great deals or contractors. What is this neighbor *** either you use someone or you don't all they want is your money and when I cancelled never asked why? You would think they would want to better their service
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Angies List Membership

Angies List review in Chicago, Illinois: It felt like I was talking to a used car salesman!!

My experience was the same as buying my first car. Angie's List was speaking to me as if I was an *** even though I was asking questions. Its amazing this company has a way for us (consumers) to throw companies under the bus but no one to express our frustration in regards to them. How convenient.. When I asked to speak to his boss he ( the Angie's List sales guy) didn't want to give me the name or contact at first but finally did after 10 min of arguing and made it clear that his boss was going to feel the same way as him and that I'm wasting my time. Scam artist!! Stay away from Angie's List! Also fyi Angie's List takes money from companies to clear their names and make these companies look like angels.
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