Cash4Gold Apparently Threatening Bloggers With Defamation
from the that'll-work dept
However, now it appears to be accusing folks who reposted even part of the Consumerist post with defamation. Allen Harkleroad writes in to let us know that after he wrote about the Consumerist article -- basically linking to Consumerist and including just the opening paragraph of the original article, the company had its PR firm threaten him with defamation. You know that's going to backfire.
What's especially odd about this, however, is that on the company's own blog they have reposted the same content in an attempt to refute it. That is the best way to respond to it. Threatening defamation charges is only going to serve to draw more negative attention to the company. Why wouldn't the PR people direct bloggers to the company's response instead?