Imagine going out on several dates, having things eventually fizzle and communication ceasing, and then waking up one day to a malicious and accusatory post online revealing intimate details about your time together – for the entire Internet to see. Or, maybe an ex-lover was sour about how things ended and has posted a nonconsensual nude photograph of you on a bulletin board for others to laugh at.
DatingComplaints.Us is at the forefront of dating complaints, cheater exposing, homewrecker reports, and STD-shaming websites on the Internet, and stands to severely affect both your personal and professional life. If you’ve found yourself the subject of a post or comment on DatingComplaints.Us, we’re here to help and get it removed as soon as possible!
In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to remove yourself and defamatory posts from DatingComplaints.Us, why dating complaint websites threaten to tear apart your reputation, and more!
There’s three primary ways defamation victims can go about having fake posts and malicious comments removed from DatingComplaints.Us:
- Work with experienced Internet defamation removal attorneys
- Successfully dispute the post via a third-party arbitration service
- Send a DMCA Takedown Notice for nonconsensual photographs
Online Defamation Law Fact: In order to prove online defamation, libel plaintiffs must prove the following: (1) There was a false assertion of fact ‘of and concerning the plaintiff’, (2) communicated to a third-party, (3) with at least ordinary negligence, (4) which caused damage to the plaintiff’s reputation. Do keep in mind that U.S. defamation and libel laws have determined certain types of defamatory statements to be so inherently inflammatory, that a plaintiff need not prove damages. This is commonly referred to as the doctrine of ‘Defamation Per Se’.
The Facts: What is DatingComplaints.Us?
Having only started to receive noticeable traffic in January of 2019, DatingComplaints.Us is a new dating complaints website for users to dish on dating services, past relationships, bad dates, sexually transmitted diseases, cheaters, and liars. Dating complaints websites are generally one of the most popular user-generated content platforms which often cross into defamation territory, due to the highly emotional nature of personal relationships, loved ones, dating, and casual encounters.
DatingComplaints.Us has taken many forms over the years, slightly altering its filename extension after having one extension suspended or taken down. For example, DatingComplaints.Us has previously operated under the domain URLs of (1) DatingComplaints.com and (2) DatingComplaints.org.
Due to DatingComplaints.Us having an already established presence from nearly-identical websites, it also has a healthy social media following. At present, the site’s Facebook page boasts nearly 1,000 likes. Do you really want intimate details and photographs broadcasted to 1,000-plus Internet trolls?
Having your personal information and fake posts disseminated to thousands of anonymous individuals opens the defamation floodgates. Before you know it, with the wheels in motion, things might be past the point of no return, meaning damage to your personal and professional reputation may be irreparable.
Still on the fence about the urgency of removing false dating complaints reports and comments?
Imagine your parents or children coming across these awful and embarrassing dating complaints reports. Need we say more?
It’s essential we quash this defamation bug as soon as possible!
Now, let’s take a look at exactly how to do that.
Online Libel Removal Tip: When striving to remove fake online posts and comments, it’s important to keep the statute of limitations (SOL) in mind. A statute of limitations simply refers to the amount of time you have to initiate your defamation claim (otherwise you may risk being barred from proceeding). Most states impose a six month to three-year statute of limitations for defamation claims. Make sure to brush up on your state’s respective defamation statutes of limitations over at our interactive defamation laws map!
How to Remove Yourself & Fake Posts From DatingComplaints.Us
Let’s get to the real reason why you’re here, to find out how you can remove yourself and defamatory posts from DatingComplaints.Us. DatingComplaints.Us provides three core ways for users looking to remove themselves, fake posts, and photographs from their website.
- Working with an experienced Internet defamation attorney
- By successful dispute via a third-party arbitration service
- DMCA Takedown Notice
WARNING! If you’ve been the victim of fake and malicious dating complaints and posts on DatingComplaints.Us, DO NOT threaten them, as they explicitly state on their website that they will post all threats on the website and let their audience “discuss it openly.”
Working With an Experienced Internet Defamation Attorney
At Minc Law, we are able to guarantee the removal of all dating reports and complaints on DatingComplaints.Us. Simply contact us ASAP to schedule your free, initial no-obligation consultation. Call us at (216) 373-7706 or schedule a meeting online. Or, reach out to us by our in-browser Chat function!
That’s right, we’re able to guarantee all removals from DatingComplaints.Us. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee. You can find the complete list of websites we provide guaranteed removals for under our ‘Guaranteed Content Removals’ page
In our experience as nation-leading defamation removal attorneys, we’ve built up a comprehensive arsenal of legal tactics to remove online posts and content. Rest assured when working with the Ohio-based attorneys of Minc Law, you’re in good hands.
Successful Dispute Via Third-Party Arbitration Service
DatingComplaints is very well aware of its near-blanket immunity for defamatory and false posts on the website (all thanks to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act), stating in its ‘About’ page, “All posts on the site are the opinions of their authors, we do not represent any information is true…”
Figuring out exactly how to present a removal case against DatingComplaints.Us to a third-party arbitration service isn’t a task to be undertaken alone. Think about the evidence, legalese, and arguments that need to be presented. That’s why we recommend following our first method of removal and speaking to an experienced Internet defamation attorney to secure a guaranteed removal.
However, if you would like to submit a dispute concerning a post to DatingComplaints.Us, you can contact them by email at [email protected].
Sending a DMCA Takedown Notice to DatingComplaints.Us
DatingComplaints.Us enables users to upload photographs of cheaters, past dates, scammers, liars, and other individuals they are seeking to expose. Photographs and other media of a victim, which is posted on a website like DatingComplaints.Us (for all to see), is generally their copyrighted work – meaning, the user posting it is infringing upon your copyright.
While most user-generated content platforms and dating complaints websites take a hardline stance towards defamation and post removals, they often are willing to take swift action to remove photographs and media in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Specifically, DatingComplaints ’‘Copyright Information’ page reads, “If you are a copyright owner and you believe the use of your images on this site is infringing, please let us know.” They also require an individual’s DMCA takedown notice include the following elements:
- Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
- Description of copyrighted work
- Exact URL or web address of the infringing material
- Good faith statement that the material is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law
- An electronic or physical signature
- A statement made under penalty of perjury affirming everything to be true
All DMCA removal requests to DatingComplaints must be sent to either:
- Email: [email protected]
- Standard Mail: David Gingras, Esq.; Gingras Law Office, PLLC, 4802 E. Ray Road, #23-271, Phoenix, AZ 85044; Fax: (480) 248-3196; email: [email protected]
While this may sound straight-forward in theory, it’s a lot harder in practice. Sending a DMCA Takedown Notice isn’t as easy as ticking the above boxes, and a lot can go wrong, so it’s imperative you discuss how to proceed with an experienced Internet attorney before undertaking such an important task.
Online Defamation Removal Tip: If you’ve been maliciously and falsely accused on DatingComplaints.Us, it’s essential that you preserve all relevant evidence and documents! To do so, we recommend screenshotting the offensive and defamatory material, copying the exact URL where it’s posted, and noting the exact keywords used in Internet search results to find the post or page.