diTii.com Digital News Hub

Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about latest news and more.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp (more information)

Dec062010

DecorMyEyes Merchant Vitaly Borker Arrested In New York After NYT’s Article On Exploiting Google Rankings

Just over a week ago, the New York Times posted about Vitaly Borker, told a reporter that securing many online reviews, regardless of what they say, is part of his strategy to generate business for his site, DecorMyEyes.com, which sells high-end eyeware. Now “Borker’s arrested” on On Federal Charges:

Vitaly Borker, an alleged cyber-bully and fraudster, cheated his customers, and when they complained, tried to intimidate them with obscenity and threats of serious violence,” said Manhattan US Attorney Pheet Bharara in a press release. “Especially during this holiday shopping season, today’s arrest should send a message that we’ll protect online consumers and that victims of people like Borker are not alone.”

Here’s a short video of him being taken from a federal courthouse:

Borker’s eyeglasses site, “Decor My Eyes,” and his tactics, were given a huge spread in the NYT. In reaction to the article, Google quickly introduced a change so that merchants with bad reputations would lose rankings in its system.

[Source]

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Get Latest News

Subscribe to Digital News Hub

Get our daily newsletter about the latest news in the industry.
First Name
Last Name
Email address
Secure and Spam free...