(Closed) Harrassed by a restaurant after writing a review… what would you do?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How would you react to this?
    Try to forget about it and hope she loses your address. : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Send in a friend and write a cease and desist letter if your picture is truly posted up. (atty sugg) : (34 votes)
    30 %
    Write another review describing the aftermath of your now-deleted reviews that you took down. : (66 votes)
    58 %
    Other : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Oh my GOD.  You should…I don’t know…CALL THE POLICE?!?!?!?!

    Post # 4
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @peachacid:  +1

    Um isn’t that harassment?

    I would definitely be taking it further.. And I would keep your review and continue to bad mouth the nut job owner.
    If you can’t handle reviews, don’t own a business.

    Post # 5
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    3246 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Wow, that is extremely creepy and weird. What freaks. I don’t know if I’d call the police right now– what could they do? But if you get anything more from those people, DO call the police. That’s harassment as far as I know.

    Post # 7
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That’s pretty freaking scary.  I’d call the cops.  Can you call your local evening news team? They like stories like that!

    Post # 8
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would post a picture of that letter on Yelp.

    For real.

    Post # 9
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    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    THIS is exactly WHY it is soooo important to take measures to protect your identity on the Internet.

    There are crazy people out there !!

    NEVER use your real name.  NEVER reveal any contact info.

    AND in the case of writing REVIEWS… make it so that key elements cannot be tied back to you (ie your location… exact DATE you were in etc.)

    When I write Reviews, I make things a little fuzzy so that things can’t be 100% matched back to me.

    Examples

     # 1 – I wait a while between my visit and writing (so they don’t match me back to the person who was in on Tuesday… I think nothing of waiting a month or two)

    # 2 – Sometimes I choose not to Review at all… as much as I’d like to.  Mr TTR picked up some bed-bug bites on our Pre-Wedding Trip… we have chose not to write a Hotel Review, because it would be too easy for the owners to figure out we were writing it.  And we don’t need the drama / trauma in our lives.  Having the bed-bug incident was bad enough (besides as folks who are well seasoned travellers we realize that anywhere can get an infestation of bed-bugs… including a 5 Star Hotel.  This wasn’t a 5 Star… but it was still a HUGE disappointment for our long anticipated Southern US Adventure)

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 10
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    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I would take a person showing up at my house over a bad review as a threat. Who does that?!

    Post # 11
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I’d contact the police and honestly, I’d add this information to our review, but I certainly wouldn’t accuse anyone specifically of having left the note. I might even add the picture of it to the review. If the business owner can’t handle criticism, she shouldn’t open a business that serves the public.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I would definitely be writing a loathing negative review on every site I could find. Honestly, I’d post the letter on reddit. This kind of shit goes viral for a reason. Omg, I can’t believe they did that!

     

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  No, the fact that they got your address to send you that letter is a violation of your privacy.  The goal of having that address on file is not to send you letters like that, but rather to ensure that your credit card works.  You need to call the local police number and tell them you’re being harrassed.  Don’t feel bad.

    Post # 15
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    577 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m thinking Reddit/social media blitz. A person that cray has no business owning a restaurant.

    Post # 16
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would post that letter to your review. People should be warned this place is nuts.

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