ED Magedson – Founder
florida-mugshot.com bustedmugshots.com; Citizens Information Associates florida-mugshot,com & bustedmugshots.com - the art of online mugshot extortion and organized crime Internet
First of all, I would like to say I strongly believe the two sites, florida-mugshot.com and bustedmugshots.com are one in the same based off of similarities between their site layouts, removal forms and etc. And just like when you see a cockroach, there are always more meaning maybe other mugshot websites are operating under the same umbrella of criminals.
A few months ago, I paid bustedmugshots.com to remove hyperlinks of me to crimes I was arrested for that were dropped. There is still one mugshot of me on their site for an actual convicted crime, a worthless check my ex-wife wrote, but it is what it is and I refuse to pay them anymore money. Earlier last week, I discovered another site this one with multiple mugshots of me. They want money is the bottom line, but here's the problem. If these websites all work together, collaborate, etc, then what they are doing would be classified as organized crime and more specifically extortion. And these new photos / links didn't appear until a few months after bustedmugshots.com extorted money from me.
Furthermore, the new site florida-mugshot.com is falsifying public records for financial gain by not only displaying photographs of me for dropped charges, but also for listing the wrong charges with the wrong mugshots.
I've run a search on this new seemingly mirror-site of bustedmugshots.com, florida-mugshot.com, and cannot locate who owns the site or where they are located. I've tried sunbiz.org, bbb.org and a variety of other websites at an attempt to locate this new site's owner and whereabouts to no avail.
Bustedmugshots.com is run by Citizens Information Associates 604 Nueces Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: (800) 849-2878 Fax: (512) 758-8078 with a recent Kyle Prall as CEO while there are no records on florida-mugshot.com I could locate anywhere on the internet apart from their website resolving IP and hosting company.
florida-mugshot.com has a resolving IP of 188.8.131.52 and is being hosted by OVH Hosting Inc, which is a web hosting company based in Montreal/QC (Canada). The contact info for this hosting company's abuse department is: 855-684-5463; and their abuse email is simply 'abuse' at their domain: ovh.ca.
If florida-mugshot.com is affiliated with bustedmugshots.com or others like it, them using a foreign hosting company may aid them in skirting the law and coming house bills, temporarily. They should still have some type of business licensing or FEIN since they would be a 'for profit' entity, but when I asked for this information my question was ignored by florida-mugshot.com and bustedmugshots.com verbally refused to tell me; however, I did locate them using google.
Also, if florida-mugshot.com is registered / licensed under a different company category, like Citizens Information Associates is really bustedmugshots.com, that may help them circumvent the credit card companies blacklisting their mugshot extortion websites.
Any help in ascertaining the location and owner of florida-mugshot.com would be appreciated.
Here are some helpful links regarding mugshot extortion along with petitions:
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/07/2013 09:11 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/florida-mugshotcom/internet/florida-mugshotcom-bustedmugshotscom-Citizens-Information-Associates-florida-mugshotc-1105264. 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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