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Complaint Review: Kyle Prall, Jeremy Brooks, Bustedmugshots.com, mugshots.com

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  • Submitted: Tue, January 24, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, December 13, 2012

  • Reported By: Lisa — El Paso Texas United States of America
Kyle Prall, Jeremy Brooks, Bustedmugshots.com, mugshots.com
Internet United States of America

Kyle Prall, Jeremy Brooks, Bustedmugshots.com, mugshots.com Mugly! media, busted magazines RIP OFF, CONARTIST, SCAMMERS, STOLE MY MONEY, Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGIANST MUGSHOT COMPANIES. JOIN NOW

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid - mugshots.com - 4400 NE. 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

*Consumer Comment: Welcome to the information age

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid - mugshots.com

*Consumer Comment: more info

*Consumer Comment: Sign the Petition

*Consumer Comment: Ryan Russell

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I was posted on this website and paid the money they asked me to pay in order to remove my information..... or so I thought! It turns out they didn't remove it completely! My name is still searchable all over the internet and associated with this site. I have tried to be patient but, after making no less than 20 calls to their business number 512-296-1050 and watching my husband make at least 100, no one has returned my call. I believe I was scammed out of my money. If they were in the process of removing the information I would understand because a legitimate business would tell you this. However, they are obviously not that (legit business) because no one answers the phone at their Austin office or Dallas office, they have no customer service and no email address! You can only contact them by phone! 

This is not a legitimate company or legitimate news site. They try to cloak what they are doing as that but it's not. They are taking public records and profiting! The Texas better business bureau should look into them since they are extorting money from people. The icing on the cake is that all of my charges were dismissed. I was incorrectly arrested. Mistaken Identity! This "news source" does not investigate their information before they post it or they would have known this! I hope they realize some money isn't good money especially when you are conning good people. If you search Google there are complaints everywhere about them not fulfilling their promise to remove information. Don't Trust this Site! Don't pay these people! Hire a lawyer instead. I wish I would have! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

I will update my report if things change but I have a feeling I am one of thousands of people who are in this situation.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/24/2012 08:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kyle-Prall-Jeremy-Brooks-Bustedmugshotscom-mugshotscom/internet/Kyle-Prall-Jeremy-Brooks-Bustedmugshotscom-mugshotscom-Mugly-media-busted-magazines-828078. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGIANST KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM, CITIZENS INFORMATION ASSOC.

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Sahar Sarid - mugshots.com - 4400 NE. 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

AUTHOR: JaneSmith - (United States of America)

Sahar Sarid who owns mugshots.com has been arrested by NYPD on multiple charges one of them being resisting arrest.  All the mugshot website owners have criminal records and their own mugshots.

Tyronne Jacques Spencer of ImageMax has a felony warrant for his arrest in Louisiana.

The mugshot owners are getting their own website coming soon that lists there Entire public records home address, phone numbers, photos and that of ALL their family members.

The website will also have weekly contests on funniest email, funniest phone conversation (speaker phone) and funniest photos taken in public of mugshot website owners and mugshot removal perverts.
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Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

AUTHOR: Barb - (United States of America)

Sahar Sarid converts public records to his use (18 USC 641), criminally infringes name and likeness
copyrights (18 USC 2319 and 17 USC 506), stalks (18 USC 2261A), blackmails (18 USC 873) and extorts (18 USC 880) money from people.

Sahar Sarid - 3213 Dover Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 - (954) 782-9292

Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

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#4 Consumer Comment

Welcome to the information age

AUTHOR: Lisa Garnette - (USA)

The operation mugshot sites are likely protected by the First Amendment, since the information contained on the site is public records. Mugshot sites will often charge to unpublish material from their site, and they have the right to do so. While this practice upsets those affected, it is again legal since the sites can make decisions as to which mugshots to include, and which to unpublish. Unpublishing is a major issue in the  publishing world and it doesn't start or end with one site or another (Google "Unpublish" or "Unpublishing"). This is simply the cost of living in the Information Age, when public information is readily available.
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Sahar Sarid - mugshots.com

AUTHOR: JCitizen - (USA)

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

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 2319 - Criminal infringement of a copyright
17 USC 506 - Criminal Offenses: "For purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain."


abc News: Thousands of people are being criminalized by mug-shot websites that collect ad revenue at their expense!
Susanna, Kim "Businesses Charge Hundreds To Remove Mug Shots Online." abc NEWS April 2012.


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.
 

Sahar Sarid: Sahar Sarids mugshot from his arrest is noticeably absent from his website mugshots.com.
 


18 USC 880 - Receiving the proceeds of extortion
A person who receives, possesses, conceals, or disposes of any money or other property which was obtained from the commission of any offense under this chapter that is punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year, knowing the same to have been unlawfully obtained, shall be imprisoned not more than 3 years, fined under this title, or both.
 

Wired: "On the surface, the mug-shot sites and the reputation firms are mortal enemies. But behind the scenes, they have a symbiotic relationship that wrings cash out of the people exposed."
Kravets, David. "Mug-Shot Industry Will Dig Up Your Past, Charge You to Bury It Again." Wired August 2011.

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more info

AUTHOR: lex talionis - (United States of America)

Mugshots.com is an LLC registered in the state of Deleware and has a registered agent to recieve service of process: https://delecorp.delaware.gov/tin/controllernThis is not exortion in a court of law but they are still liable under state civil laws like "use of personal likeness for commercial gain" or "economic damage  by use of personal likeness. The IRS would probably be interested also. They make thier money by "skiming" new information available under freedom of information laws and generating webtraffic to get money from google for advertising on thier site. They may also be persued for unautherized practice of law since the "venders" offer expungment service for like $3000. The relationship between venders and lawyer may be unautherized "feeder agreements" under bar ethics rules so you might even be able to go after the lawyers who do business with these people trying ever so hard to hide the money trail and identity of the man behind the curtain,

NOTE: The "approved venders" from the website can be sued as well (and should be)but also operate in anonymity be not disclosing any company information other than the name of the website. The transactions through paypal are somewhat anonynous at first but you should be able to subpoena the bank and routing information.
There is an attorney in SW Florida who claims represents the owner of the website in some capacity...hi Marc ;  Marc Gary Epstein. Here is his profile from the florida bar website:
http://www.floridabar.org/names.nsf/0/C6C4B9EE28A58C6285256A830073C611?OpenDocumentThe domain name is registered to a fake address with a dedicated number that is answered by a woman that claims to sell insurance. Follow up calls will show this is just a ruse.
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rior to reorganizing as Mugshots.com, LLC in Deleware, The website Mugshots.com appears to have been owned owned and operated by Moniker Privacy Services LLC, located 20 SW 27th Avenue, Ste 201, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069.  Phone number 954-984-8444.    Email:  mugshots.com@monikerprivacy.net (This is according to other internet reports)

The manager of Moniker was listed as:  Domain Systems, Inc., which now appears to be desolved or inactive and they may also do business as SolutionsHome.com, Inc, and HitDomain.com, Inc. (Yes, moniker was sued for displaying underage porn...here are the court documents:
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/04/bieyanka_moore_moniker_privacy_services.php
Hope this helps, go get em. And seriously, the operators of the site probably posted this question themselves. And FYI, they create bogus accounts to post misleading information on the internet. They found a clever way of making money but completely disregard hurting people and try to hide themselves from liability.Public information ceases to be protected when they harm other and use that information for comercial gain.
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AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

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Ryan Russell

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

Isnt it all so frustrating? I can attest that they do use their phones but only to cover their trail and make vague legal threats.

This is an exciting acquisition, we envision immense growth for this concept across both online and offline channels, said Jeremy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Star NineVentures and Managing Partner of Citizens Information Assoc., a subsidiary of Star Nine Ventures.

Ryan Russell and Star Nine will not confirm or deny their involvement with mugshot publishing. Star Nine will continue to be identified with online mugshot publications until the following questions are answered:

How did a press release containing false information leave your office? 

Who removed the article from business.com.au and why?

Why did Ryan Russell not return phone calls from the press?

Kyle Prall did not coherently respond to my original questions, therefore, Star Nine Ventures is accountable for this information.
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