After Internet Humiliation, Landlord Stops Harassing Reader

Doug was mad because Woodmont Real Estate was coming after him for rent he felt he didn’t owe. So he made a webpage complaining about the collection agents they sicced on him, along with a litany of the apartment complex’s shortcomings (hot dogs in the hot tub, windows that won’t open, etc).

After we posted his story, Woodmont Real Estate contacted Doug to say they would zero out the bill, on the following conditions:

• Remove his webpage
• Remove his negative comments from two online apartment review sites
• Make, “everything you wrote about us on the Internet,” disappear

Doug did the first two, but has no control over the last. Our post, “One Pearl Place Is A Shithole” is currently the seventh Google result for “One Pearl Place.”

Since the offer was made last Friday, the collection calls have ceased. “Kudos” to One Pearl Place for desisting from harassing the renter.

Internet infamy, working for you. — BEN POPKEN

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  1. Kudos to One Pearl Place for desisting from harassing the renter.

    We’re congratulating people for returning to humanity and not being assholes? Screw that.

  2. bambino says:

    So how do we get it higher on google’s rating?

  3. Sam Glover says:

    If OPP really did hire a debt collector, this one has FDCPA lawsuit written all over it.

  4. If OPP really did hire a debt collector, this one has FDCPA lawsuit written all over it.

    Now Googling “FDCPA lawsuit”…

  5. homerjay says:

    I agree with the dropout. They don’t deserve kudos. All they did was try to save their own life. They didn’t care about him at all. Screw kudos.

  6. Ben Popken says:

    Ah, I should put kudos in scare quotes to achieve the desired affect.

  7. homerjay says:

    nah, still doesn’t work. No matter how you slice it, its still praise.