• Report: #927910

Complaint Review: mugshots.com

  • Submitted: Wed, August 15, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, October 29, 2012

  • Reported By: Smedley Butler — State College Pennsylvania United States of America
mugshots.com
Internet United States of America

mugshots.com Marc Gary Epstein mugshot reputation extortion Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com

*Consumer Comment: Michael Robertson Miami Florida, new ownership Mugshots.com

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

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Mugshots.com is a website that puts people's mugshots on the internet.   However, their purpose is not to help the public or to provide information as they claim.  The business involves extortion.  That is, if your mugshot is on mugshot.com (whether or not you have been convicted, it will still go up there), mugshot.com provides a "service" where they will remove your mugshot so it cannot be seen for about $400.

This is extortion.

The attorney for mugshots.com is Marc Gary Epstein aka Marc G. Epstein.  His phone number is (((ROR redacted))).  His phone number is public record so I'm sure he won't mind it being provided here.  I called him to confirm the number and it is his phone number.  Marc Epstein also confirmed for me via the telephone that he was the attorney and partial owner of mugshots.com.  Marc Epstein became very defensive when I was asking these questions and demanded to know my name.  I told him my name.  He began to rant about something and I told him he had answered my questions and I ended the conversation.  He immediately called me back and left a message that he was going to report me to the police.

This is a giant extortion racket that needs to be put to an end.

CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.

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Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com

AUTHOR: Glenn - (United States of America)

Michael J Robertson owns Mugshots.com
Michael Robertson owns Mugshots.com
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Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 

Processing payments for organizations that are involved in questionable activity exposes companies like PayPal to serious legal problems, not to mention chargebacks.

Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - Criminal infringes name and likeness copyright for purposes of commercial advantage and private financial gain, 18 USC 2319 & 17 USC 506.

BOISE The Ada County sheriff says its own website is being used to extort money from people who have been arrested. Since 2003, the Ada County Sheriffs Office has been posting daily mugshots of those arrested on their website.  But, Sheriff Gary Raney says recently third party websites have been "scraping" the mugshot and names of those on their website and then placing the information on their own website. Scraping websites, like Boisemugshots.com, has thousands of mugshots of those arrested since early 2011.  

The photos on Ada Countys website are deleted after five days. Boisemugshots.com provides a link to another site that removes the information from the Internet for $99. It's really a form of extortion, said Raney. This is something that really goes against the fundamentals of what I sense we should be putting that mugshot out there for. Raney says he is now considering taking down the website to protect those who have been arrested. There's really an injustice that happens to people, said Raney. Raney is also looking into increasing the security on the site to prevent other sites from taking information.

Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 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; 

Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - (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

Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 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.

Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns 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.\

http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljrobertson

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Michael Robertson Founder & CEO, Mugshots.com
Miami, Florida (Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area) Information Technology and Services
Current job: Founder & CEO at Mugshots.com / Mugshots.com CEO
July 2011 Present (1 year 4 months)

"Within 18 months we were able to put together a team, buy a domain without a website, and turn it into a world's top 1,000 website destination.

To make contact visit Mugshots.com and contact via the website. For all Unpublishing inquiries contact UnpublishArrest.com or call 800-276-2540."

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Michael Robertson Miami Florida, new ownership Mugshots.com

AUTHOR: Vig - (USA)

New ownership see Linkedin
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Sahar Sarid owner of mugshots.com 4400 NE. 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

AUTHOR: Justice - (United States of America)

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

U.S. Department of Justice
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 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


Mugshots.com steals government property. Mugshots.com knowingly converts government property to his use and the use of others. Mugshots.com sells government property without authority. Mugshots.com retains government property knowing they have been converted.


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.
Mugshots.com Google AdSense ID: pub-361776255644449


18 USC 2320 - Trafficking in counterfeit goods or services
(a) Offenses. Whoever intentionally
(1) traffics in goods or services and knowingly uses a counterfeit mark on or in connection with such goods or services,
(2) traffics in labels, patches, stickers, wrappers, badges, emblems, medallions, charms, boxes, containers, cans, cases, hangtags, documentation, or packaging of any type or nature, knowing that a counterfeit mark has been applied thereto, the use of which is likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive, or


Counterfeit mark mugshots.com, domain name on photographs and counterfeit packaging website.


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;


Mugshots.com stalks, harasses, intimidates and causes substantial emotional distress.


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.

Mugshots.com as consideration for not informing demands money.
unpublish 1 arrest including mugshot(s) - $399.00
unpublish 2 arrests including mugshots - $779.00
unpublish 3 arrests including mugshots - $1149.00
unpublish 4 arrests including mugshots - $1479.00

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.

Mugshots.com forces collection of an unlawful debt.
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