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Scammers threaten to review bomb a travel company unless it pays ransom

“One company says a group is attempting to extort it with the threat of spreading a wave of fake, negative reviews and complaints across Instagram and Twitter. ‘We are experts in destroying personal or company reputation online,’ the group, calling itself STD Company, wrote to its targets, according to a copy of the email provided to Motherboard by the victim. The target is CheapAir, a flight price comparison website. ‘Once we complete our job, even if your site remains on Google, you can be sure that all first page would be full of negative results about your company,’ the email adds, signing off with the name ‘Semyon.’”

Source: Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom – Motherboard

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