After the KlearGear disaster, I thought this type of outright fraud would teach businesses a lesson about using threats as a way to kill negative reviews.

I guess not.

Therefore: If you have booked the Inn for a wedding or other type of event anywhere in the region and given us a deposit of any kind for guests to stay at USGH there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review of USGH placed on any internet site by anyone in your party and/or attending your wedding or event If you stay here to attend a wedding anywhere in the area and leave us a negative review on any internet site you agree to a $500. fine for each negative review. (Please NOTE we will not charge this fee &/or will refund this fee once the review is taken down).

Oh, I see. You will stop the fine once the negative review is taken down? Ok, that’s called blackmail.