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Otter PR

The following (verified) people have been significantly associated with this entity, either as a participant, contributor, promoter, or beneficiary, according to our OSINT research:

  • Chris Hogg (Blogger, Fraudster)
  • Lucky Saaw (Blogger, Fraudster)
  • Joseph Verrico ()
  • Jay Feldman (Fraudster, Grifter, Spammer)
  • Scott Bartnick (Fraudster, Public Relations, Spammer)
  • Reviews:

    Chris has been running his "digitaljournal.com" website for several years, where he accepts money from third parties like Otter PR to post favorable stories and content about them... sometimes under the /pr/ link structure, and sometimes not. In no case does he reveal that the content was sponsored, which is exactly why so many spammers and SEO guys pay him... The business model is entirely illegal in both the US and Canada, where Chris is from, and is considered consumer fraud (accepting money for endorsements without any disclosures) Here is an example: https://web.archive.org/web/20220526095756/https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/otter-pr-reviews-are-receiving-great-reputation-in-the-competitive-media-industry No auhor names, no disclosures about financial incentives... just a mass amount of fraudulent content for SEO and PBN link schemes, exactly how Chris and his clients want it to be On LinkedIn he claims to have received "multiple" journalism awards in college... not sure if that's true, but seems strange. The glowing review of himself he posted (and later deleted) praising his being the youngest EIC in Canadian history fails to mention that he is literally the founder of Digital Journal: https://web.archive.org/web/20190706234812/http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/340420 Read More

    "Lucky" is one of the Pakistani freelancers that Otter PR pays money to publish fraudulent reviews of their company using PBN backlinks to try and make their preferred content rank higher (this is illegal and considred consumer fraud in the USA according to the FTC) You can see her profile here: https://www.bulbapp.com/marketingagency/portfolio She takes money to post random articles about companies in some shitty style like it was 2005 This is what Otter PR does... they illegally spam US companies, and illegally pay freelancers to post frauulent reviews everywhere Read More

    I can now confirm that Joseph and his team at NetReputation are trying to help the fraudsters at Otter PR delete pages from hucksters.net from Google search results. These guys are absolute sleezeballs who partner with anyone any everyone (as long as they pay money) to try and delete free speech and consumer experiences from the internet, they also assist fraudsters like Otter PR by generating new content and using PBN blog posts and other backlinks to try and rank content higher than sites like this one to try and hide the truth about the illegal activity being committed. Read More

    Jay is a co-founder of Otter PR, the company that so many people have contacted me about to complain about their fraud and tactics, like posting tons of fake reviews on Google and Glassdoor for their own company AND also for their clients, highly illegal. No surprise really, Jay was fired during his first year as a doctor in residency for mocking his dying patients on social media and being a huge grifter trying to make money by endorsing "health supplements" while trying to use his doctor clout Now that he failed to become a doctor, he calls himself an "alternative medicine" doctor but his actual career is spamming the shit out of Americans (literally) and paying for fraudulent PBN blog posts and endorsements for his own products and his "PR" clients... to be sure, Otter PR is not a real PR agency, they are a spam/fraud agency that partners with Indian freelancers and others Don't believe anything medical this guy says... actually, just don't believe anything he says Report Otter PR's illegal spam and consumer fraud to the FTC and local attorney general, esp. in Florida Read More

    Hello Hucksters Team, I was hoping to have this feed reviewed and deleted. There is no backing to the allegations, and we have a legitimate team of 46 employees that work in two offices in Orlando and St Pete. I would be happy to set up a zoom call with me or any one of our active clients. If there are any questions about our work, you can see over 30 case studies here http://otterpr.com/case-studies/. As a two-year-old startup fully funded by its founders, we are extremely proud to offer our employees benefits, including a flexible and remote work environment, unlimited PTO, health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, and a premium subscription to Calm to supplement mental health! You may learn more https://otterpr.com/careers/. If anyone has questions or would like to reach out to our team, you may book a consultation directly on our website. For the Hucksters team, please reach out to me so we can resolve the concerns. Thank you, Read More

    Scott illegally spams and harasses the shit out of hundreds of companies trying to sell his junk PR and spam services Update: Scott has been exposed on Reddit for paying for tons of fake reviews on Glassdoor, Google etc... articles from bloggers in India that "praise" his PR agency... this entire business model appears to be fraud (fake reviews, PBN blog posts, etc) P.S. Florida is apparently now the capital of fraudsters and scammers in the US, cuz these assholes get 100% of their property protected in case of being sued in civil lawsuits (there are no exceptions, even if you buy property with money from scamming people) and so it's created this entire ecosystem of scammers and douchebags networking with each other Update March 2022: Scott is now submitting fraudulent DMCA requests to Reddit to remove user posts who exposed his fraud, luckily we archived it first: https://archive.fo/DD4uw After we caught Scott violating the CAN SPAM Act by using the fake domain otterauthority17.com to send out mass amounts of spam he decided to let that domain "expire" on Jaun 22, 2022... stay tuned for his next fake domains that we will also expose Update May 2022: some former Otter PR employees have contacted me and are sharing more of the shady details of this company... also Scott just hired NetReputation to try and delete this page from Google results (not gonna happen!)... since they are escalating their attacks, I will be exposing more of their outright fraud. Read More

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