I have a big problem and I'm hoping some of you can help me out.
Recently i got laid off from my job and while I had a bit of money saved I have 5 kids all ranging from the ages of 19-4 that depleted it fairly quickly. I have a pretty impressive resume work wise and lined up a couple interviews after a couple months of not having any luck finding a job.
What I found weird was that I'd interview for these positions, have great rapport, and the never hear from them again even after repeated inquiries.
I bumped into one of the human resources staff while on my way out one afternoon after going in to grovel about my job and i was given the rundown. It seems a website called bustedmugshots.com has some pictures of me from a couple of incidents I had with the law ranging from 8-10 years ago.
I was in shock that these pictures and my arrest information could be so readily available on google like that. I contacted the website and they are attempting to "extort" me for approx. $600 to have the pictures removed. I explained to the lady on the phone that I could not get hired due to these pictures and that they all stemmed from one case upon which I got violated twice during my probation for not having enough money to pay restitution fees, and that this charge was from 2003-04 and she got really nasty with me. Pretty much told me to go Eff myself and that who told me to go to jail.
I don't know what to do as obviously I don't have the $600 to pay as I can barely keep a roof over my family's head right now.
what they are doing is morally wrong. Financially wrong for most people. Why am I continuing to have to pay for a crime that I did my time for over 8 years ago? If it wasn't because of this site those jobs would have never known because after 7 years it does not show up in record checks unless it's a financial or govt position.
Someone or Some of you please advise me as to what to do.
I hope someone here has a solution to this problem. This company is making money like crazy off of this. I have read other horror stories online. I haven't been able to sleep all week over this and I'm at wit's end. How do i tell my 19 yr old that I can't afford to pay her college next semester because Dad doesn't have a job? I'm losing the rest of my d**n hair.
Please pardon my grammar errors here and there as I am truly distressed over this and mentally and emotionally distressed.
Help!!! Ryan Russell & Kyle Prall of Starnine Ventures must be stopped.