Uzoma Iwuagwu’s case had a familiar ring to it. There was a canceled Amazon account, money arbitrarily kept by the company, followed by the radio silence.
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Beth Furcht thought she’d lucked out when she found a website that allowed her to book a room at the Hilton Omaha for Olympic swim trials more than a year-and-a-half in advance.
She had not.
Read more “On this hotel reservation, who’s scamming whom?”
Alicia and Joe Haviland are mad at United Airlines and at me.
They’re furious with United for canceling Alicia’s ticket from Panama City, Panama, to Seattle via Houston and issuing an involuntary refund. As a result, Alicia Haviland missed her best friend’s funeral.
And they’re upset with me because they want me to write about their negative customer service experience and I haven’t — until now.
Read more “Furious at United because she missed her best friend’s funeral”
Online review sites offer what appears to be helpful information. But it’s not always reliable.
Just a few days ago, Italian authorities fined TripAdvisor $600,000 for failing to adopt controls to prevent false reviews, while at the same time promoting the site’s content as “authentic and genuine.”
Read more “How to read an online review like a pro”
Anand Iyer recently rented a Hyundai from Avis in Westfield, NJ. He’d found the car online through a site called AutoSlash.com, and booked the rental through Travelocity.
Read more “Dinged for using a “fraudulent” discount code on my Avis rental”