The New Gold Rush Online
Sale of Mugshots, Background People Search,
Online Reputation Management [ORM]
scamFRAUDalert believe individual’s PUBLIC RECORDS are not COMMUNITY PROPERTY of the internet nor are they the property of anyone who can quantify such information and make them accessible to the public via the internet.
They are the PRIVATE PROPERTY of INDIVIDUALS who may have had run in with the law enforcement and MUST remain PRIVATE.
Unless such information are sought by LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL officials or some LEGAL ENTITY for legitimate purposes, these RECORDS in the PUBLIC domain are PRIVATE and not a PUBLIC COMMODITY FOR EXTORTION’S PURPOSES.
What really got our attention is the website Potential Predators who name changed to PredatorsWatch.com.
The sites operator and accomplices set up mouse trap by advertising on craigslist.org for lonely men looking to hookup with females for some rendezvous by responding to craigslist’s personal ad section “women seeking men.”
The operators and his co-conspirators then uploaded thousands of photos they had obtained from men showing their penis or behaving indecently in chats with someone who they thought were females some of who clearly stated they were minor.
The operators begun sending out email to these men informing them they were listed on potential predator which name quickly change to predatorswatch.com.
For a fee of $99 – $499, the site operators told these men they could have their indecent mugshot, chat or insane photos removed. This is clearly a practice of extortion in our opinion. This is a proliferating threat to the internet and privacy.
US States That Prohibit Websites Profiteering
Charging A Fee To Remove Arrest Photos
- Forbes – The Dark Side of Reputation Management
- The Hot New Internet Business ~ Miami Herald
- Mugshots Lawsuit
- WhoIs Mugshots.com ~ BustedMugshots.com (scamfraudalert.org)
- WIRED ~ Mug-Shot Industry Will Dig Up Your Past, Charge You to Bury It Again
- Are Mugshot Websites Legal?
- Published mug shots: A constant reminder of one man’s past
- Mugshots Inc: ‘Legalized extortion’ or Constitutional privilege?
- Investigative Report ~ Arrests.org
- Remove Your Tennessee Mugshots From Tennessee.arrests.org (prweb.com)
- Service Sells Access to Fortune 500 Firms
- InternetReputation.com Quickest Mugshot Removal from Arrests.org (prnewswire.com)
- Mug Shot Profiteers ~ Willamette Weekly
- Extortion” Mug Shot Site Operator ~ Williamette Weekly
- The ‘Mugshot Racket’ ~ Citizen Media Law Project
7 thoughts on “Mugshots Profiteering A Proliferating Threat”
Norman Haga Blog Reports The Following Owners
Internet entrepreneur selling 3BD in Lighthouse Point
$1,400,000 4400 NE. 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
South FL Domainers
Sahar Sarid owns mugshots.com
Adam Dicker is the owner of DNForum.com
Adam Dicker — Unauthorized Practice Of Law
Adam Dicker owns unpublishmugshots.com — mugshots.com
Marke Kregeloh — Biography
Marke Kregeloh owns unpublisharrest.com — mugshots.com
Kelly Joseph Ellis
Kelly Joseph Ellis owns 911lies.org — densonhudgens.com — escambiamugshots.com — kyleprall.com — seminolemugshots.com — suwanneemugshots.com — volusiamugshots.com
Fox 4 News Kansas City
The Kansas City Star
Matthew Creed owns — blabbermouthkc.com
Michael Allen Smith
Michael Allen Smith owns — flarrests.com — mugme.org
New Ops, Inc
Jeffrey Butler owns — gotbusted.net
Julius Carson owns — gotchamugshot.com — gotchamugshots.org
Peter Downie, llc
Peter Downie owns — http://www.mugshotsusa.com — http://www.keywestmugshots.com
Bail Bonds License
Signature Bail Bonds of Oklahoma
Steven Fletcher owns — http://www.okiemugs.com
StarNws Journalists Answer Your Questions
Vaughn Hagerty owns — http://www.lookwhogotbusted.com
Inner Circle C.R.P. Inc
Inner Circle C.R.P.
Mike Jones owns — http://www.whosarrested.com
Kyle Ritter owns — albanymugshots.com — ashevillemugshots.com — augustamugshots.com — bendmugshots.com — bentonmugshots.com — blountmugshots.com — boisemugshots.com — boonemugshots.com — bowlinggreenmugshots.com — catawbamugshots.com — chitownmugshots.com — christianmugshots.com — clarksvillemugshots.com — clearlakemugshots.com — corvallismugshots.com — davenportmugshots.com — davismugshots.com — daytonmugshots.com — eugenemugshots.com — franklinmugshots.com — grandrapidsmugshots.com — kckmugshots.com — knoxmugshots.com — lacrossemugshots.com — lafayettemugshots.com — lagrandemugshots.com — maderamugshots.com — mbmugshots.com — medfordmugshots.com — memphismugs.com — mendocinomugshots.com — montgomerymugshots.com — mugbuddy.com — mugshotsatlanta.com — mugshotsdallas.com — mugshotstulsa.com — napervillemugshots.com — nolamugshots.com — ocarrests.com — oddcrime.com — ogdenmugshots.com — ottawamugshots.com — pdxmugshots.com — phoenixmugs.com — provomugshots.com — pueblomugshots.com — queencitymugshots.com — roanemugshots.com — rockfordmugshots.com — roseburgmugshots.com — salemmugshots.com — santafemugshots.com — savannahmugs.com — shastamugshots.com — slcmugshots.com — sparklecitymugshots.com — springfieldmugshots.com
Star Nine Ventures
Star Nine Ventures, inc
Ryan Russell owns — http://bustedmugshots.com — http://mugshotsworld.com
Utah SEO Pros
Brandon Swenson owns — http:/bustedutah.com
US Support LLC
Jason Watson owns — arre.st — aljails.info — azjails.info — arjails.info — arjails.info — cajails.info — shastacountyjail.info — tehamacountyjail.info — fljails.info — gajails.info — kyjails.info — mnjails.info — msjails.info — ncjails.info — hamiltoncountyjails.info — miamivalleyjails.info — ohjails.info — orjails.info — pajails.info — tnjails.info — txjails.info — northcentralregionaljail.info — centralregionaljail.info — easternregionaljail.info — potomachighlandsregionaljail.info — southcentralregionaljail.info — southwesternregionaljail.info — tygartvalleyregionaljail.info — westernregionaljail.info — wvjails.info
Fill Desks, Not Cells
Community Service Help, Inc
Adam Young owns — atlantamugshots.org — browardcriminals.com — cincycriminals.com — collincriminals.com — cookmugshots.com — dupagemugshots.com — fortmyermugshots.com — knoxvillecriminals.com — lakemugshots.com — minneapolismugshots.org — mississippimugshots.org — orlandocriminals.com — phoenixcriminals.com — portlandcriminals.com — saltlakemugshots.com — tampacriminals.com — tulsacriminals.com
18 USC § 641 — Public money, property or records (Public Records)
Purlions converts and conveys public record to his use or gain.
18 USC § 2319 — Criminal infringement of a copyright
17 USC § 506 — Criminal offenses
(a) Criminal Infringement.—
(1) In general.—Any person who willfully infringes a copyright shall be punished as provided under section 2319 of title 18, if the infringement was committed—
(A) for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain;
Birth Certificates website — Website makes advertising money from your birth certificate — Unpublish your birth certificate fee $399.
Drivers History website — Website makes advertising money from your driving history — Unpublish your drivers history fee $399.
Professional Licenses website — Website makes advertising money from your professional license — Unpublish your professional license fee $399.
Marriage Licenses website — Website makes advertising money from your marriage licenses — Unpublish your marriage licenses fee $399.
Criminal Records website — Website makes advertising money from your criminal record — Unpublish your criminal record fee $399.
Divorce Records website — Website makes advertising money from your divorce record — Unpublish your divorce record fee $399.
Death Certificates website — Website makes advertising money from your death certificate — Unpublish your death certificate fee $399.
Pay $399 unpublish fee repeat.
INTERPOL – http://www.interpol.int/Forms/Contact_INTERPOL
Criminal Resource Manual 1663 – Protection Of Public Records and
Documents. “The taking of a public record or document is prohibited by
18 U.S.C. § 641.”
DOJ. Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01663.htm
18 USC § 1030 – Fraud and related activity in connection with computers
(2) intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access, and thereby obtains—
(C) information from any protected computer;
18 USC § 641 — Public money, property or records
Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof;
Whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted—
18 USC § 1028A – Aggravated identity theft
Whoever, knowingly transfers (steals), possesses, or uses (website), without lawful authority, a means of identification (mugshots) of another person shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such felony, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 2 years.
18 USC § 2319 — Criminal infringement of a copyright & 17 USC § 506 — Criminal offenses
For the purpose of commercial advantage (website) and private financial gain (money).
Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of name and likeness copyright: State Certified Birth Certificate, State Driver’s License, Passport and other government documents and records “created” to identify and validate name and likeness.
18 USC § 2261A — Stalking
(2) with the intent—
(A) to kill, injure, harass, or place under surveillance with intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person in another State or tribal jurisdiction or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States; or
(i) that person;
18 USC § 1584 – Sale into involuntary servitude
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully holds to involuntary servitude or sells into any condition of involuntary servitude, any other person for any term, or brings within the United States any person so held, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2007
“Intentionally obtains (steals/screen scraps), or transmits (internet) to another person information with the intent to defraud (unpublish/repair reputation).”
18 USC § 875 – Interstate communications
Transmits (internet) communication interstate (world wide web) with the intent to “injure reputation” to extort (unpublish/repair reputation).
18 USC § 873 — Blackmail
Whoever, under a threat of informing, or as a consideration for not informing, against any violation of any law of the United States, demands or receives any money or other valuable thing, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
18 USC § 1962 – Prohibited activities
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person through a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt to acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, any interest in or control of any enterprise which is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce.
18 USC § 880 – Receiving the proceeds of extortion
A person(s) who receives, possesses, conceals, or disposes of any blackmail (unpublish/repair reputation) money.
Bizarre Logic and Reasoning
If kidnappers called the ransom amount the returning person fee would it bedazzle the system again? If the kidnappers rationalized their acts with the same logic would the system be mystified by them? Reasoning, they had to go through the hassle of kidnapping someone hence they are entitled to the returning person fee (Ransom Money).
If blackmailers called the extortion amount the unpublish/reputation repair fee would it bedazzle the system? Further, if the blackmailers rationalized their acts with the same logic would the system by mystified be them? Reasoning, they had to go through the hassle of stealing government property, identity theft, stalking people, holding people to involuntary servitude, injuring their reputation, collecting an unlawful debt.
The only way to stop the proliferation of mugshot sites that extort money from people and ruin lives is to depose the Google executives who perpetuate the scheme through fraud.
Joel Stempler and I [Sheila Friedland] are bringing an action in Florida to depose these Google execs and strip away the cloak of anonymity from these crooks. Section 230 of the CDA does not give Google absolute immunity under the First Amendment.
Join the follow-up class action in federal court
Mark Daniel Friedland Abbeville LA.
Domain Name: PREDATORSWATCH.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: NS1.PREDATORSWATCH.COM
Name Server: NS2.PREDATORSWATCH.COM
Updated Date: 21-nov-2012
Creation Date: 09-nov-2012
Expiration Date: 09-nov-2013
Examining the listing given out, I see many of the scam sites operated by Kelly Joe Ellis who owns clean-search.com.
Clean-search.com is a fraudulent online reputation management firm. Kelly Joe Ellis has been named as one of the worlds top 200 spammers by spamhaus at http://www.danhatesspam.com/cases/TropicInks_P_Appeal_RJN2.pdf
Kelly Joe Ellis of Jupiter,Florida owns
CAPITAL RECOVERY SERVICES INC.
– WebMark inc.
– Marketforce inc.
Kelly Joe Ellis –
17380 Jupiter Farms Rd,
Jupiter, Florida 33478 –
Kelly Joe Ellis – 17380 Jupiter Farms Road, Jupiter, Florida 33478 – (561) 746-8577
Kelly Joe Ellis owns escambiamugshots.com – seminolemugshots.com – suwanneemugshots.com – volusiamugshots.com
Blake Gratton – 954 La Costa Circle, #3, Sarasota, Florida 34237 – (941) 812-1544
Blake Gratton owns – arrestcentral.com – mugme.org
Sahar Sarid – 3213 Dover Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 – (954) 782-9292
Sahar Sarid owns – mugshots.com
UNITED STATES CODE GOVERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Federal Lanham Act, 15 USC § 1125(a)
5 U.S.C. § 552
17 USC § 506
18 USC § 641 *****
18 USC § 873
18 USC § 880
18 USC § 1030
18 USC § 1584
18 USC § 2261A
18 USC § 2319
18 USC § 2319
Here’s why this is important. The sale of individual personal data put all of us at RISKS.
Anyone from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or the Middle East can purchased your personal data online and then do whatever he or she want to do with it. That is if it is not already happening. The cat is already out of the doors.
They can create a profile, contact your bank, your current employer or previous employer or whatever.
This we see as a clear and present danger as this is proliferating online by the sale and release of personal data in the public domain by federal, state, local governments and law enforcement agencies under the freedom of information act.