Bannatyne twitter shames Suzie Warner for review now missing.


Looking for Suzie Warners original review that caused the Bannatyne backlash?

You won’t find it, it was removed, as quoted by entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne OBE today –

What you will see if you do a search for the review on Swgillingham, Charlton House is a Google entry here, that is still floating around Google, but click on it and it is gone.

I admit this morning I was very disappointed to read that Duncan Bannatyne (who I value reading his tweets on Twitter) had over reacted in my opinion and retweeted Suzie Warners personal details (phone number and email); causing her to receive hate mail and texts.  Why?  Not because I think she was right “lying” on the review about the hotel because she didn’t get her own way but because I believe that using twitter and his influence like that is wrong, it actually makes me sad.  Mostly because of his influence, Duncan Bannatyne has 250,000 followers who will do whatever he says – some of which shared and retweeted this information. 

Not that we can even comment on what she said, as its now been removed, we only have others word for that. We can however see that DB retweeted the phone numbers as that is in his twitter stream, so that we know is a fact.

To make matters worse for Suzie Warner people are saying that she sold her story to the Sun, well according to a comment made by Kevin O’Sullivan on a very good post by @Markshaw here Kevin tracked down Suzie for the story and no fee was discussed.  The Sun article here

So if Duncan Bannatyne had said nothing on his twitter page about this review, not as many people would know about the review it as they do now, because how many of us even new Tripadvisor existed  before?  We all do now, good PR for them.

Edit – Four years on from this – with the same views but now I see that some people forget what free speech actually means. Their are some people that hide behind, this guise of free speech –  If you are using the freedom of free speech – using misinformation just to bully or hurt someone OVER and OVER this can’t be right can it. 

Facebook Free Makeup Scam

Another Facebook post?  Anyone would think I like Facebook. Or actually used it 🙂 
Anyway …… I might be a bit late in posting this but its only just starting appearing in my Facebook feed, so it might help someone. 
Scam on Facebook 
We’ve all seen them before but we are still clicking on them or they wouldn’t keep posting.  Stop it. 
If one of your friends sends you a link to get Free makeup, please don’t click it, and certainly don’t enter your Facebook details or log in with Facebook.
Never click anything like this, you don’t get anything for nothing as the old saying goes. Just as there are no free ipads or free 60″ flat screen TV’s – you didn’t believe that did you? So don’t believe this. 
There are various different links for the  free make-up scams, and they are mostly like this Just visit with varying different numbers.  The trap is that it looks like your friend has received her free makeup but in truth its just posting messages from her/his account.  
Is this a Scam you ask, well it is actually nothing sinister like a virus as such. It takes over your account to send messages that you don’t know about and you don’t even get anything free, apart from a free look at many advertisements. Both of which are just very annoying!
If you really want to find out more about the slightly suspicious message that you have seen from your friend, you should in-box the friend that posted it and ask them if they did post that message and what was  it about.  Then you will know if it is for real or not.

If it is too late and you did click the link then these instructions from Facebook will remove it

If your account has been taken over and used to send spam, you should follow these steps immediately:

  • Reset your Facebook password. You can do this by clicking the “Forgot your password?” link on the login page or by going to the Account Settings page once logged in.
  • If you can’t reset your password because the email address you use to log in has changed, or if your account has been disabled, visit our help page.
  • Make sure you have up-to-date security software on your computer, run a scan, and remove any malicious files. If you don’t do this, and your computer is infected, your account may be taken over again. If you don’t yet have protection for your computer, you can download a complimentary six-month subscription of McAfee security software. Learn more on the Software tab.
Hope this helps. 

Happy Facebooking 🙂