Happy to Rent — Happy to Threaten

Noleggiare, a newish Italian car rental company, whose marketing catch phrase is “Happy to Rent” and is already earning a poor reputation, judging by the reviews it is getting on such travel sites as Trustpilot (I have reviewed them there) has just made a vague defamation threat against me, presumably to try to stop me reviewing my awful rental experience with them recently on any other site.

“Please, note that in case of defamation we are forced to take legal actions,” they say in a recent email.

Well, I have been sued, or threatened with legal action, by Mexican drug lords, Mexican politicians, British politicians, British and American corporations for news and investigative reports but I have never experienced a rental car company trying to intimidate with a silly defamation threat. Suffice to stay they have me quaking in my shoes.