Letter Templates

Letter to Prosecutors / Law enforcement.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

We believe an offence is being committed by TripAdvisor of  400 1st Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts, 02494, USA and would ask you to investigate and take suitable action.

We believe the way they conduct their business amounts to a “protection racket,” in that they compulsorily put businesses in the hospitality industry on their review site, then allow false and derogatory reviews to be placed.

Having trashed an establishment’s reputation they then ask the business for a monthly sum to put favourable reviews at the top of the list and to favourably rearrange the TripAdvisor site. The site the business did not want to be on in the first place.

This sort of “racketeering” was stamped out fifty years ago by law enforcement but it appears there is an attempt to bring it back.

Hoping for your prompt attention

A concerned citizen

Letter to Legislators / Parliamentarians

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I feel you need to be informed of a serious attack on the economy of this country. The hospitality industry is a large employer and tax payer and yet it is under attack from TripAdvisor of  400 1st Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts, 02494, USA.

This company based in the USA is unlikely to be paying taxes in this country nor will it be employing anything like the number of people the hospitality industry does but yet it appears to be allowed to operate with impunity.

This is what we have asked the prosecutors and law enforcement to look into the way they conduct their business which amounts to a “protection racket,” in that they compulsorily put businesses in the hospitality industry on their review site, then allow false and derogatory reviews to be placed.

Having trashed an establishment’s reputation they then ask the business for a monthly sum to put favourable reviews at the top of the list and to favourably rearrange the TripAdvisor site. The site the business did not want to be on in the first place.

We would ask you to ensure that the law enforcement / prosecutors fully investigate the situation and if there is no legal way of stopping this behaviour you legislate to make it so.

Hoping for your prompt attention

A concerned citizen