Update: Mugshot Operators Arrest

It appears like the law is finally catching up with mugshots operators. The infamous operators of Mugshot.com have been arrested and facing extradition to California The individual arrested are Sahar Sarid, Kishore Vidya Bhavnanie,Thomas Keesee and David Usdan.

According to their website, these guys now claim they are a new organization

mugshotdotcom

NOTICE:

MUGSHOTS.COM IS A NEWS ORGANIZATION. WE POST AND WRITE THOUSANDS OF NEWS STORIES A YEAR, MOST WANTED STORIES, EDITORIALS (UNDER CATEGORIES – BLOG) AND STORIES OF EXONERATIONS. OUR CONTENT REVOLVES AROUND CRIME, ARRESTS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT. WE BELIEVE IN THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO PUBLISH UNPOPULAR SPEECH. OPEN RECORD LAWS WERE WRITTEN TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC; BY INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF ARRESTS AND TO HOLD LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ARRESTEES. MOST OF, IF NOT ALL “MUGSHOT LAWS” WERE CRAFTED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM FEES FOR REMOVAL OF ONLINE MUGSHOTS AND TO FURTHER PROTECT THE PRESS FROM THOSE VERY SAME “MUGSHOT LAWS”. TO BE CLEAR: WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR REMOVAL OF ARREST INFORMATION AND/OR BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS. WE HAVE OUTLINED UNDER OUR RECORD MAINTENANCE POLICY WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE A FAIR PROCESS FOR ALL. SIMPLY PUT: IF THE COURT SAW FIT TO EXPUNGE YOUR RECORD, SO WILL WE, FREE OF CHARGE. ARRESTS DO NOT IMPLY GUILT AND CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS, EVERYONE IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW AND CONVICTED. FCRA DISCLAIMER: MUGSHOTS.COM DOES NOT PROVIDE CONSUMER REPORTS AND IS NOT A CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY. OUR DATABASE CANNOT BE USED TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT CONSUMER CREDIT, EMPLOYMENT, INSURANCE, TENANT SCREENING, OR ANY OTHER PURPOSES THAT WOULD REQUIRE FCRA COMPLIANCE.

Related Link – SFA Reports

FTC Takedown Revenge Porn Operator

We at scamFRAUDalert applaud the FTC in its action against the operator (Kevin Bolleart) of the website “Revenge Porn.” These individuals are just a nuisance to us all. Similar operator of the websites potentialpredators.com, predatorswatch.com potentialprostitute.com, wikiwarnings.com and wikiprobe.org and his co-conspirators are still out there. They must be track and prosecuted.


Website Operator Banned from the ‘Revenge Porn’ Business After FTC Charges He Unfairly Posted Nude Photos
Craig Brittain Allegedly Deceived Women on Craigslist, Offered Fake ‘Takedown’ Service


FOR RELEASE
January 29, 2015

The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website is banned from publicly sharing any more nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he will have to destroy the intimate images and personal contact information he collected while operating the site.

The FTC’s complaint against Craig Brittain alleges that he used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women, then referred them to another website he controlled, where they were told they could have the pictures removed if they paid hundreds of dollars.

“This behavior is not only illegal but reprehensible,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “I am pleased that as a result of this settlement, the illegally collected images and information will be deleted, and this individual can never return to the so-called ‘revenge porn’ business.”

According to the FTC’s complaint, Brittain acquired the images in a number of ways, such as by posing as a woman on the advertising site Craigslist, and offering nude photos purportedly of himself in exchange for photos provided by women. When women provided him with the photos, Brittain posted them on his site without their knowledge or permission.

In addition to collecting and posting the images himself, Brittain solicited viewers of his site to anonymously submit nude photos of people to his site, according to the complaint. He required submissions to include sensitive personal information about the people in the photos, including their full name, town and state, phone number and Facebook profile.

The complaint also alleged that Brittain offered a “bounty system” on his site, wherein users could offer a reward of at least $100 in exchange for other users finding pictures and information about a specific person. Overall, Brittain’s site included photos of more than 1,000 individuals, according to the complaint.

Women whose photographs and information were posted on the site contacted Brittain to have the information removed, citing the potential harms to their careers and reputations. In addition, women cited unwelcome contact from strangers who had discovered their information on Brittain’s site. The complaint notes that in many cases Brittain did not respond to the women’s requests to remove the information.

In fact, the complaint alleges that Brittain’s site advertised content removal services under the name “Takedown Hammer” and “Takedown Lawyer” that could delete consumers’ images and content from the site in exchange for a payment of $200 to $500. Despite presenting these as third-party services, the complaint alleges that the sites for these services were owned and operated by Brittain.

Under the terms of the settlement, Brittain is required to permanently delete all of the images and other personal information he received during the time he operated the site. He will also be prohibited from publicly sharing intimate videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, as well as being prohibited from misrepresenting how he will use any personal information he collects online.

The Commission vote to accept the the proposed consent order for public comment was 5-0. The FTC will publish a description of the consent agreement package in the Federal Register shortly. The agreement will be subject to public comment for 30 days, beginning today and continuing through March 2, 2015, after which the Commission will decide whether to make the proposed consent order final. Interested parties can submit comments electronically by following the instructions in the “Invitation To Comment” part of the “Supplementary Information” section.

NOTE: The Commission issues an administrative complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. When the Commission issues a consent order on a final basis, it carries the force of law with respect to future actions. Each violation of such an order may result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

CONTACT INFORMATION
MEDIA CONTACT:
Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2181

STAFF CONTACT:
Melinda Claybaugh
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-2203

Related – FTC Actions

NewJerseyDriversLicense.org

The UPDATE below need to be ignore. As soon as we updated SFA Report for whatconsumer alert we thought was an attempt by the site operators of the BBB consumer portal to re-published complaints regarding the website http://www.drivers-licenses.org that miraculously disappeared, it appears that this was just another DECEPTIVE ACT by those operators.

The operators have edited, deleted and added comments to consumer complaints on the BBB site to portray drivers-licenses.org in a favorable light. THIS IS A SCAM OPERATION being perpetuated.

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Update: scamFRAUDalert is please to provide this update regarding the Better Business Bureau [BBB] and congratulate the BBB for taking swift action. It now appears that consumer complaints regarding Drivers-Licenses.org deleted have been reinstated.

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We first begun reporting on http://www.drivers-licenses.org based on consumer complaints we were witnessing online. We’ve since learned that there are more of these phony DMV sites populating the internet.

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scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this ALERT as Cambridge Media Series, LLC d/b/a http://www.Drivers-Licenses.org appears to be offering it’s services nationwide and claim not to be affiliated with any state or governmental agencies. This is a paid for service site.

The site claim to be a comprehensive resource for drivers. However, the Better Business Bureau have expressed concerns and indicated that the site owner(s) have shown an unwillingness to work with them to resolve consumers complaints.

The complaint history focus on deception and misrepresentation. Services they claimed to provide are links to your local DMV offices for a fee which can easily be found online by doing a google search for your local DMV.

The site owners also purchased Google and Yahoo Ads to increase it’s visibility to the public on search results thereby enticing the public to click on one of these search results that showed up above the normal searches.

Is Driver License Easy Guide Scam?

BBB Customer Complaints Summary

185 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 172 closed in last 12 months

Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 69
Billing/Collection Issues 3
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 111
Total Closed Complaints 185

Definitions | BBB Complaint Process | File a Complaint against Falcon Media, LLC

See Trends in Complaints on Falcon Media, LLC | View Complaints Summary by Type Pie Chart on Falcon Media, LLC

Cambridge Media Series, LLC
D/B/A Drivers-Licenses.org
1521 Alton Road, #488
Miami Beach, FL
info@Drivers-Licenses.org

(888) 242-8786
1-888-982-7936

http://www.drivers-licenses.org

Falcon Media, LLC
(888) 982-7936

scamFRAUDalert remain willing to removing this complaint if and when the site owner(s) can address these complaints.

  • drivers-licenses.org
  • TexasDriversLicenses.org
  • missouridriverslicense.org
  • LouisianaDriversLicense.org
  • carhistory.us.org
  • floridadriverslicensing.org
  • MassachusettsDriversLicense.org
  • http://www.MarylandDriversLicense.org/DMV
  • driverslicensedivision.org
  • info@drivers-licenses.org
  • iowadriverslicenses.org
  • driverslicensedivision.org
  • dmv.org/ga-georgia/
  • newyorkdriverslicenses.org
  • nevadadriverslicenses.org
  • VirginiaDriversLicense.org
  • virginiadriverslicenses.org
  • coloradodriverslicenses.org
  • nebraskadriverslicense.org
  • michigandriverslicenses.org
  • info@driverslicenses.org
  • dmv.us.org
  • dmv.org
  • dmv.us.gov
  • dmvus.org
  • NewJerseyDriversLicense.org
  • virginiadriverslicenses.org
  • alaskadriverslicenses.org
  • kansasdriverslicenses.org
  • hawaiidriverslicenses.org
  • ohiodriverslicenses.org
  • mydrivers-licenses.org
  • californiadriverslicenses.org
  • washingtondriverslicense.org
  • oregondriverslicense.org
  • utahdriverslicenses.org
  • utahdriverslicenses.org
Youtube search result of DMV.ORG

Fake websites – Renew for FL Drivers License

Related Article:

The WhoIs DMV.ORG is showing Online Guru address in California and two individuals Ravi Lahoti and Raj Lahoti as founders.

Address:
364 2nd Street, Suite #1
Encinitas, CA 92024
http://www.onlineguru.com
Phone: (858) 764-4590
Fax: (858) 430-5903

illinoisdriverlicenses.org

The UPDATE below need to be ignore. As soon as we updated SFA Report for whatconsumer alert we thought was an attempt by the site operators of the BBB consumer portal to re-published complaints regarding the website http://www.drivers-licenses.org that miraculously disappeared, it appears that this was just another DECEPTIVE ACT by those operators.

The operators have edited, deleted and added comments to consumer complaints on the BBB site to portray drivers-licenses.org in a favorable light. THIS IS A SCAM OPERATION being perpetuated.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Update: scamFRAUDalert is please to provide this update regarding the Better Business Bureau [BBB] and congratulate the BBB for taking swift action. It now appears that consumer complaints regarding Drivers-Licenses.org deleted have been reinstated.

_____________________________

We first begun reporting on http://www.drivers-licenses.org based on consumer complaints we were witnessing online. We’ve since learned that there are more of these phony DMV sites populating the internet.

__________________________________

scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this ALERT as Cambridge Media Series, LLC d/b/a http://www.Drivers-Licenses.org appears to be offering it’s services nationwide and claim not to be affiliated with any state or governmental agencies. This is a paid for service site.

The site claim to be a comprehensive resource for drivers. However, the Better Business Bureau have expressed concerns and indicated that the site owner(s) have shown an unwillingness to work with them to resolve consumers complaints.

The complaint history focus on deception and misrepresentation. Services they claimed to provide are links to your local DMV offices for a fee which can easily be found online by doing a google search for your local DMV.

The site owners also purchased Google and Yahoo Ads to increase it’s visibility to the public on search results thereby enticing the public to click on one of these search results that showed up above the normal searches.

Is Driver License Easy Guide Scam?

BBB Customer Complaints Summary

185 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 172 closed in last 12 months

Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 69
Billing/Collection Issues 3
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 111
Total Closed Complaints 185

Definitions | BBB Complaint Process | File a Complaint against Falcon Media, LLC

See Trends in Complaints on Falcon Media, LLC | View Complaints Summary by Type Pie Chart on Falcon Media, LLC

Cambridge Media Series, LLC
D/B/A Drivers-Licenses.org
1521 Alton Road, #488
Miami Beach, FL
info@Drivers-Licenses.org

(888) 242-8786
1-888-982-7936

http://www.drivers-licenses.org

Falcon Media, LLC
(888) 982-7936

scamFRAUDalert remain willing to removing this complaint if and when the site owner(s) can address these complaints.

  • drivers-licenses.org
  • TexasDriversLicenses.org
  • missouridriverslicense.org
  • LouisianaDriversLicense.org
  • carhistory.us.org
  • floridadriverslicensing.org
  • MassachusettsDriversLicense.org
  • http://www.MarylandDriversLicense.org/DMV
  • driverslicensedivision.org
  • info@drivers-licenses.org
  • iowadriverslicenses.org
  • driverslicensedivision.org
  • dmv.org/ga-georgia/
  • newyorkdriverslicenses.org
  • nevadadriverslicenses.org
  • VirginiaDriversLicense.org
  • virginiadriverslicenses.org
  • coloradodriverslicenses.org
  • nebraskadriverslicense.org
  • michigandriverslicenses.org
  • info@driverslicenses.org
  • dmv.us.org
  • dmv.org
  • dmv.us.gov
  • dmvus.org
  • alaskadriverslicenses.org
  • kansasdriverslicenses.org
  • hawaiidriverslicenses.org
  • ohiodriverslicenses.org
  • mydrivers-licenses.org
  • californiadriverslicenses.org
  • washingtondriverslicense.org
  • oregondriverslicense.org
  • utahdriverslicenses.org
  • utahdriverslicenses.org
Youtube search result of DMV.ORG

Fake websites – Renew for FL Drivers License

Related Article:

The WhoIs DMV.ORG is showing Online Guru address in California and two individuals Ravi Lahoti and Raj Lahoti as founders.

Address:
364 2nd Street, Suite #1
Encinitas, CA 92024
http://www.onlineguru.com
Phone: (858) 764-4590
Fax: (858) 430-5903