Stop Blackmail

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This was just posted on the PAII Forum

 http://cdn.tripadvisor.com/pdfs/email/Blackmail_US.pdf

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This has the potential to be a great step. Sure, it won't work for all cases, but I've noted many cases mentioned here where blackmail threats were made after the guest arrived, and it can certainly help with those.If the property owner gets in there first with notice to TA that a particular guest has made such a threat, it could carry great weight.

TA will probably be able to tell if an inn repeatedly tries to head off bad reviews by claiming a blackmail threat. Use of this new feature should be extremely rare, as true blackmail threats are very rare, and that will add to the innkeeper's credibility when they DO make a report.

We'll see, but I have hopes that this can help with this real, but thankfully rare, problem.

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I think it has the potential to be a bigger problem as the "scam" becomes more widely known. Hopefully this will nip it in the bud.

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She didnt "blackmail me but". She made a reservation on line then called, complained about my on line site,this was wrong etc, why am I taking a deposit "I've been going to B&Bs for 30 yrs and No one takes a deposit", .....then when she said "hoped she would be one of those writting a good TA review". I told her I would be closed on her reservation day and sent her to a near by B&B. She booked there. Problem solved,  Smiling   , Mary

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It is a good start as I doubt that most normal know we even have this option.

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Yeah, they put this up, lets see if they will actually react. 

  • You must report the threat before the review is posted
  • Provide the date of the stay
  • Name of guest
  • Email of guest
  • Describe the issue in as much detail as possible

We all know that most of these people make up a name, new email addie and change the facts or just say place was ---- (dirty, or what ever) and it was not part of the issue at all.  And TA is going to nip this in the bud!

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Finally, a specific tool for reporting this. Now, to see if they actually react and take responsibility for the devil they created.

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