Report: #604522

Complaint Review: ActiveMaleModels

  • Submitted: Tue, May 18, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, January 09, 2014
  • Reported By: Justin — Murfreesboro Tennessee United States of America
  • ActiveMaleModels
    PO Box 5011
    Louisville, Kentucky
    United States of America

ActiveMaleModels Russ - "Master Agent" Requests for nude/naked pictures Louisville, Kentucky

*Consumer Comment: My Blog is Reinstated / Website Pending Appeal

*Consumer Comment: Update Info on the Scam Spam Blogger Joe-Louisville

*Consumer Comment: Updated Information on Scam Artist Russell Claxon

*Consumer Comment: Malicious Comments By Joe-Louisville

*Consumer Comment: Malicious Comments Flooding My Blog

*Consumer Comment: Reward Offered

*Consumer Comment: True Words About Active Male Models

*UPDATE Employee: Reply to posting 22

*Consumer Comment: Reply to posting 22 -Joe

*Consumer Comment: Blog About Experiences With ActiveMaleModels / Active Male Models

*UPDATE Employee: Posting 16-Joe is not very smart

*Consumer Comment: Reply To #15 Posting

*UPDATE Employee: Posting 16-Joe is not very smart

*Consumer Comment: Reply To #15 Posting

*Consumer Comment: Reply To #15 Posting

*Consumer Comment: It's not slander when it's true.

*General Comment: Interesting

*Consumer Comment: No Facts

*UPDATE Employee: CRAZY

*Consumer Comment: Specifics on Active Male Models and Owner

*Consumer Comment: Good Luck

*UPDATE Employee: Stop the Threats and Grow up You look like a fool

*Consumer Comment: seems the man is confused

*General Comment: Slander is illegal

*UPDATE Employee: Lee Green is a lair and scam

*Consumer Comment: This guy RUSS and the company are NOT legit!!

*Consumer Comment: To Post #4

*General Comment: you would be amazed

*Consumer Comment: Are you serious??!!

*Consumer Comment: A View From The Outside

*UPDATE Employee: The real truth!

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

A person from a dating website contacted me and asked me if I was interested in being a model. I said I had never done it before and he asked for me email address. He then sent me an email with little to no information requesting my address, name, pictures of me, etc, etc. 

After I had sent the email I immediately started receiving grammatically, and unprofessional text messages from "Russ - The Master Agent" requesting more pictures of me, naked pictures of me, accusing me of being fake, and other harassing comments. 

The website affiliated with the "agency" does not appear to be legit, leaves no record of any reputation, and sucks. The way in which these two gentlemen tried to conduct business with me is seriously unprofessional. 

I have a friend who this has happened to as well, and he said he had sent the requested nude/naked pictures of himself and they were later used without his consent. 

This operation is a scam because it uses an illegitimate approach to try and rob innocent victims of their personal privacy without their consent.
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#1 Consumer Comment

My Blog is Reinstated / Website Pending Appeal

AUTHOR: Joe - (United States of America)

My blog has been unlocked again -- in its entirety, with all of the images, files, links, and documents.  I've also added some things to it. I went through the appeal process and had my blog re-approved by Google. The truth hurts, but it's neither an insult nor "slander" / "harassment."  My speech is protected.

My website is also in the process of being reinstated.  Bookmark it and check it frequently. It should be unlocked in a day or two.  I will be purchasing my own domain shortly so that my content can't be taken down again.

I won't be silenced or censored on this matter, and I refuse to stand idly by and watch this modeling scam hurt others.  I want to protect everyone who has contributed to this Rip-Off Report and help them to find any help they need.

The owner of Active Male Models continues to try to intimidate me.  It will not work.  I will not be silenced. 

http://activemalemodelsexperience.blogspot.com 


Feel free to comment on it.  Even Russell Claxon can add his two cents, if he wants.

Also, the owner of Active Male Models, LLC, and Models Today, LLC, now owns a bounty hunting firm with a third party.  I won't mention that third party's name, but he is listed in the records from the KY Secretary of State (see link below).  I do hope that person finds a new business partner.  The new companies owned by Russell Claxon are:

U.S. Security Agency, Ltd.
U.S. Fugitive Apprehension Agency (bounty hunting is illegal in the state registered)
U.S. Court Process Server Agency

http://ussecurityagency.net (copy and paste)

And here is a list of all of Claxon's businesses, from the Kentucky Secretary of State:

https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/%28S%28db4zp255zk2lx1y4aw5qb545%29%29/ioffsearch.aspx?search=RUSSELL+CLAXON  (copy and paste)

Isn't it ironic that a person like the owner of Active Male Models, LLC and Models Today, LLC would start up his own bounty hunting business?
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#2 Consumer Comment

Update Info on the Scam Spam Blogger Joe-Louisville

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

Google removed this site because it was posted by a scam blog posted. He tries to playing yourself as the victim only serves to reinforce your pathetic demeanor.

Please don't deal with this psycho because he is only out to steal your info.

Please report him to police and any site you see him on. We need to stop his scam he is running.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Updated Information on Scam Artist Russell Claxon

AUTHOR: Joe - (United States of America)

Since contributing to that rip off report, I have created a user-friendly and much more comprehensive website which includes information on the "businessperson's" new "business" (a bounty hunting agency):

Copy and paste the URL:

https://sites.google.com/site/activemalemodelscam/

Please consult it before doing business with Russell Claxon, "David C Russ" or his businesses: Active Male Models, LLC; Models Today, LLC; Active Female Models; U.S. Fugitive Apprehension Agency; U.S. Court Process Server Agency; U.S. Security Agency, Ltd.; or MT - Fitness.

And report any suspicious activity to law enforcement, the Louisville Better Business Bureau, State Attorney General; the media; and/or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Malicious Comments By Joe-Louisville

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

If you read Joe-Louisville so called blog which is nothing more then a personal act on Russell Claxon. The public has log on and sent there comments. If Joe-Louisville dose not like them he will edit them or not post them at all.

Joe-louisville has posted nothing to prove anything about his bad experience with Models-today. In fact he never worked for AMM so how would he know what they do. Also Joe-Louisville refuses to produce who he is or produce any papers with his name on proving his claims.

Only thing he post is bogus posting from the web with no legal backing. He is blasting people who he has n o idea who they really are. Which in itself is slander.

Seems Joe-Louisville is a sad person who has no life. I have posted a blog showing a real experience with AMM. Not a made up one.  http://ammexperience.blogspot.com/

He should be ashamed of himself for blasting info on Russell's religious beliefs and other companies. Who have no outcome on AMM or MT.

He has blasted a US soldier and belittled him.

Where is your proof of wrong doing of Russell to you?> All you post is bogus stories from the BBB which in itself is a scam. Or a news story which is only hearsay. Why is russell walking the streets? If he is doing crimes why is he not in jail. Maybe because the police see what most readers see a sick person who needs psych help. He is so sick in the heaqd he thinks everyone is Russell.

Be a man and tell us who you really are or post proof of wrong doing by Russell to you? You can not do that or wont because you know you can be taken to court for your stalking and malicious acts.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Malicious Comments Flooding My Blog

AUTHOR: Joe - (United States of America)

Update:  Since posting my blog, I have received numerous malicious comments from Russell Claxon.  I have published only a few as examples of what happens when you criticize his "companies."  You can view these at the link below.  Feel free to post your own comments, anonymously if you want.

I have also added numerous public state documents, as well as screen captures of sex websites where Claxon advertises for models.  He has since begun removing the profiles, but I have maintained HTML copies of each website visited and also made screen captures.  Please let me know if I should post.  Otherwise, here is the link to my blog again:

http://activemalemodelsexperience.blogspot.com/
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#6 Consumer Comment

Reward Offered

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

I am offering a reward of $500 for the info on JOE / Louisville. I need his info to file charges because what he is doing is a crime. Please email me at guy4you2know1@gmail.com

We need to stop people like this who do not follow the law and think they can hide behind there computer.
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#7 Consumer Comment

True Words About Active Male Models

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

Since some perv going by JOE-Louisville and he wants to post bogus stuff i have made a blog showing the truth about this great company.

http://ammexperience.blogspot.com/

I h*e all come to the blog and read the truth about the BBB and the Good experience i had with this company.

DON'T LET FOOLS LIKE JOE SPREAD BOGUS LIES.
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#8 UPDATE Employee

Reply to posting 22

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

The only reason JOE of Louisville is making his own blog site is he wants to only allow neg stuff to be posted. He dose not want the public to see the real truth. He refuses to post the truth about the BBB and all his useless facts have only make him look bad.

AMM is a good company and all he wants to do is bring it down because of a company that has nothing to do with AMM.

I hope the public can see a sad poor person with nothing better to do in his day.

All we can do is pray for JOE. He is a sick person and need psych help. If anyone knows him please get him to a hospital. He needs help.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Reply to posting 22 -Joe

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

Joe, get a life and get out of your moms basement and do some good. You sit there behind the computer on food stamps and clearly have no life. You sent all this time making bogus sites and bogus posting about something you have no legal proof of.

If you so brave Post your real info and not hide behind the computer.

ACTIVE MALE MODELS IS A GREAT COMPANY.

Joe you seem like a nasty f*g who is bitter at life because your a fat loser.

You only made the blog to control the posting instead of allowing the people to see the real truth. You protect the BBB. Are you sleeping with the president Charles.

Get a life and get a job. I will have tons of people blow up the bogus blog site.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Blog About Experiences With ActiveMaleModels / Active Male Models

AUTHOR: Joe - (United States of America)

Since the "company" keeps trolling this RipOffReport, I've set up a blog -- moderated! -- where I would like everyone here to share their experiences with Active Male Models / ActiveMaleModels / Models-Today / Models Today and the companies' owner.  Please do your fellow consumers a service and get your story out there!  Comments can be posted anonymously -- anyone can post!  But I will moderate the comments to prevent trolling from the "companies."

Here is the link to my blog and story.  Add your own as a comment, PLEASE! :)

http://activemalemodelsexperience.blogspot.com/
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#11 UPDATE Employee

Posting 16-Joe is not very smart

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

First off anything Russell was convicted of has nothing to do with Active Male Models. Furthermore I believe from my sources it happened over 15 years ago. There was no convictions involving minors of Russell would be listed as a sex offender which is his not after checking the data base.

If you half as smart as you think you are you would know "member" and "organizer"  does not mean owner under the laws of forming a LLC.

The BB is not a good tool. The are a worthless and scam company using their company to get money out of smalls business as bullying them.  A congress woman stated on record as saying:

http://bbbthetruth.com/documents/florida-congressional-record-on-BBB-E1550.pdf


REGARDING BUSINESS
OWNERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
HON. CORRINE BROWN
OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, August 2, 2001
Ms. BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker and
fellow Members of Congress, I want to alert
you to a matter of concern that I have regarding
business owners and their employees, particularly
small business owners, within our
country. This problem has been told to me by
some of my constituents and is a problem
about which business owners throughout the
country have written to you.
We are a nation that is built upon the rule
of law. This has assured a system of accountability
for our conduct as individuals, businesses
and institutions. Congress, as elected
representatives, meets and acts to improve
and refine the system in order to protect the
people and their property. The foundation as
framed by our nations founders in the Constitution
is the concept of due process and the
right thereof. We each have the assurance
that the law protects our person and property
from libelous, slanderous, and otherwise tortuous
interference with our reputation or business.
Unfortunately, I have learned that we
have within our country a private organization
that with the appearance of being quasi-governmental
and without any legal or regulatory
oversight and control can libel and slander
and tortuously interfere with a small business.
They can do so with virtual immunity. This organization
is the National Better Business Bureau
and their franchise local Better Business
Bureaus. At times, some of these bureaus
classify small business owners as unsatisfactory,
libel and slander them with opinion and
innuendo, and provide them no due process to
correct the problem. If sued in court, they
argue qualified immunity under the guise of
the public good. No one disputes the right of
a Better Business Bureau to print facts. It is
when they print falsehoods, opinion, or negative
innuendo that a mechanism for redress or
correction must be assured.
When closely examined, however, one finds
that there are Better Business Bureaus that
arbitrarily and capriciously exclude and negatively
classify those they dont like. They also
frequently rate companies with terrible records
as being satisfactory. No written guidelines or
rules are available that require the Better Business
Bureau to adhere to any legal standard
in their dealings with business. (With the internet,
the conduct of one local Better Business
Bureau is then taken as true and disseminated
everywhere.) The Better Business Bureaus
also charge money for these reports. They
make money without responsibility for how
they make it. Why are they above the law and
other businesses?
On a first-hand basis, I recently inquired of
the National Better Business Bureau regarding
the process and I was met with hostility and
rebuke. Prominent members of my community
who tried to ascertain information about how
to redress a concern with a local Better Business
Bureau were hung up on by senior ranking
National Better Business Bureau employees.
The process I have described is not in the
publics best interest. It is not appropriate for
us to allow our business owners and their employees,
the men and women who make our
country strong, to be exposed to this arbitrary
and capricious process. A right to redress the
actions of the Better Business Bureau when libelous,
slanderous, arbitrary, or capricious action
is apparent is a fundamental right we
must insure. Thank you.

I don't think congress would allow this to be entered if it was not true. Ratings with the BBB are no good and can not be used in court no more since the AG of Conn deemed what there doing unlawful.
Russell's crimes do not involve sex acts. If you would have checked further as we have that he was running a business but was not involved in any sex acts. We also have reviewed many case at least 3 in indiana and one in Kentucky where Russell and Models Today have one there cases.  We only know of one case where Models Today lost in Kentucky.

I would hope you have something to do better with your life then to stalk people and business because you have nothing better to do in your life. If you want to do good ban together and end the BBB scam as seen on 20/20ABC News and displayed on many sites. But I know you will spend your time stalking people about baseless things.

We at Active Male Models will pray for you and hope you find peace in god.
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#12 Consumer Comment

Reply To #15 Posting

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

I did have a great experience working with AMM. As far as who i am, well I don't see you posting your info telling who you are. All i see is a sad lonely guy posting stuff that has not legal bases. 

You can think BBB is a good tool but from all the stuff I have read and how the BBB treated me, well, I find them useless. They should be shut down and no longer be allowed to run there money scam. Hell, even a lady in congress stated they slander people with no proof of anything. 

I all see from all your posting is a guy who is sad and lonely and all you can do is sit on the computer and spend your time writing stuff that is useless. I would think you need to find yourself a life.

ACTIVE MALE MODELS IS A GREAT COMPANY AND I WILL TELL ANYONE TO USE THEM. DON'T BELIEVE SAD LONELY GUYS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THEN SPREAD LIES AND FAKE CLAIMS.

I hope you have a wonderful life sitting in your mom basement writing these useless postings.
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#13 UPDATE Employee

Posting 16-Joe is not very smart

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

First off anything Russell was convicted of has nothing to do with Active Male Models. Furthermore I believe from my sources it happened over 15 years ago. There was no convictions involving minors of Russell would be listed as a sex offender which is his not after checking the data base.

If you half as smart as you think you are you would know "member" and "organizer"  does not mean owner under the laws of forming a LLC.

The BB is not a good tool. The are a worthless and scam company using their company to get money out of smalls business as bullying them.  A congress woman stated on record as saying:

http://bbbthetruth.com/documents/florida-congressional-record-on-BBB-E1550.pdf


REGARDING BUSINESS
OWNERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
HON. CORRINE BROWN
OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, August 2, 2001
Ms. BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker and
fellow Members of Congress, I want to alert
you to a matter of concern that I have regarding
business owners and their employees, particularly
small business owners, within our
country. This problem has been told to me by
some of my constituents and is a problem
about which business owners throughout the
country have written to you.
We are a nation that is built upon the rule
of law. This has assured a system of accountability
for our conduct as individuals, businesses
and institutions. Congress, as elected
representatives, meets and acts to improve
and refine the system in order to protect the
people and their property. The foundation as
framed by our nations founders in the Constitution
is the concept of due process and the
right thereof. We each have the assurance
that the law protects our person and property
from libelous, slanderous, and otherwise tortuous
interference with our reputation or business.
Unfortunately, I have learned that we
have within our country a private organization
that with the appearance of being quasi-governmental
and without any legal or regulatory
oversight and control can libel and slander
and tortuously interfere with a small business.
They can do so with virtual immunity. This organization
is the National Better Business Bureau
and their franchise local Better Business
Bureaus. At times, some of these bureaus
classify small business owners as unsatisfactory,
libel and slander them with opinion and
innuendo, and provide them no due process to
correct the problem. If sued in court, they
argue qualified immunity under the guise of
the public good. No one disputes the right of
a Better Business Bureau to print facts. It is
when they print falsehoods, opinion, or negative
innuendo that a mechanism for redress or
correction must be assured.
When closely examined, however, one finds
that there are Better Business Bureaus that
arbitrarily and capriciously exclude and negatively
classify those they dont like. They also
frequently rate companies with terrible records
as being satisfactory. No written guidelines or
rules are available that require the Better Business
Bureau to adhere to any legal standard
in their dealings with business. (With the internet,
the conduct of one local Better Business
Bureau is then taken as true and disseminated
everywhere.) The Better Business Bureaus
also charge money for these reports. They
make money without responsibility for how
they make it. Why are they above the law and
other businesses?
On a first-hand basis, I recently inquired of
the National Better Business Bureau regarding
the process and I was met with hostility and
rebuke. Prominent members of my community
who tried to ascertain information about how
to redress a concern with a local Better Business
Bureau were hung up on by senior ranking
National Better Business Bureau employees.
The process I have described is not in the
publics best interest. It is not appropriate for
us to allow our business owners and their employees,
the men and women who make our
country strong, to be exposed to this arbitrary
and capricious process. A right to redress the
actions of the Better Business Bureau when libelous,
slanderous, arbitrary, or capricious action
is apparent is a fundamental right we
must insure. Thank you.

I don't think congress would allow this to be entered if it was not true. Ratings with the BBB are no good and can not be used in court no more since the AG of Conn deemed what there doing unlawful.
Russell's crimes do not involve sex acts. If you would have checked further as we have that he was running a business but was not involved in any sex acts. We also have reviewed many case at least 3 in indiana and one in Kentucky where Russell and Models Today have one there cases.  We only know of one case where Models Today lost in Kentucky.

I would hope you have something to do better with your life then to stalk people and business because you have nothing better to do in your life. If you want to do good ban together and end the BBB scam as seen on 20/20ABC News and displayed on many sites. But I know you will spend your time stalking people about baseless things.

We at Active Male Models will pray for you and hope you find peace in god.
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#14 Consumer Comment

Reply To #15 Posting

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

I did have a great experience working with AMM. As far as who i am, well I don't see you posting your info telling who you are. All i see is a sad lonely guy posting stuff that has not legal bases. 

You can think BBB is a good tool but from all the stuff I have read and how the BBB treated me, well, I find them useless. They should be shut down and no longer be allowed to run there money scam. Hell, even a lady in congress stated they slander people with no proof of anything. 

I all see from all your posting is a guy who is sad and lonely and all you can do is sit on the computer and spend your time writing stuff that is useless. I would think you need to find yourself a life.

ACTIVE MALE MODELS IS A GREAT COMPANY AND I WILL TELL ANYONE TO USE THEM. DON'T BELIEVE SAD LONELY GUYS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THEN SPREAD LIES AND FAKE CLAIMS.

I hope you have a wonderful life sitting in your mom basement writing these useless postings.
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#15 Consumer Comment

Reply To #15 Posting

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

I did have a great experience working with AMM. As far as who i am, well I don't see you posting your info telling who you are. All i see is a sad lonely guy posting stuff that has not legal bases. 

You can think BBB is a good tool but from all the stuff I have read and how the BBB treated me, well, I find them useless. They should be shut down and no longer be allowed to run there money scam. Hell, even a lady in congress stated they slander people with no proof of anything. 

I all see from all your posting is a guy who is sad and lonely and all you can do is sit on the computer and spend your time writing stuff that is useless. I would think you need to find yourself a life.

ACTIVE MALE MODELS IS A GREAT COMPANY AND I WILL TELL ANYONE TO USE THEM. DON'T BELIEVE SAD LONELY GUYS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THEN SPREAD LIES AND FAKE CLAIMS.

I hope you have a wonderful life sitting in your mom basement writing these useless postings.
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#16 Consumer Comment

It's not slander when it's true.

AUTHOR: Joe - (United States of America)

In response to the "master agent" and his comments:

Let me get this straight.  A convicted felon who was convicted of promoting male prostitution and theft by deceit, and indicted for crimes involving the sexual performance of a minor can be expected to be running a legitimate "male modeling agency"?  How stupid can anyone be?  Even if EVERYTHING else was "hearsay" (which is one word, by the way), that should be enough to send anyone running.

Another major pet peeve:  Being accused of slander at every turn by this company.  First of all, slander is not libel, and neither occurred against Active Male Models, Models Today, or Russell Claxon.  You just can't make this stuff up on such a large scale.  No lies are being told. It would be hard to orchestrate the kind of fabrication Claxon and his companies keep accusing people of.  Keep in mind, also, that in order to prove slander or libel, the burden or proof rests with the accuser.  It is not slander or libel when what is being said is true, and criminal libel does not exist at the federal level.  One would think that the company's/Claxon's attorneys would be more informative with their clients in this regard.

The Kentucky Secretary of State lists Claxon as both "member" and "organizer" of Active Male Models AND Models Today, LLC, effectively the owner of these "companies":

https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/(S(5emdkdvzj4a0kbfp23us2fej))/default.aspx?id=0645963&ct=06&cs=99999

https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/(S(5emdkdvzj4a0kbfp23us2fej))/default.aspx?path=ftsearch&id=0758489&ct=06&cs=99999

I don't imagine the Secretary of State makes those kinds of errors, and certainly not over and over again.  It is also usually noted that the company is in "good standing" -- this means NOTHING other than that the fees to form the LLC and maintain registration have been paid.

As the previous poster remarked, the BBB is an excellent tool for businesses who operate ethically and professionally.  Any large organization will have its issues, but the BBB, in the case of Claxon and his "modeling" agencies, has done a great service to society.

The BBB refused to post the positive reviews of Active Male Models because they're not stupid enough to believe that so many positive comments would come flooding in within 2-3 months of the business being listed in their directory with a grade of F.  Not only that, it is always obvious that the same person writes the same reviews on numerous websites, such as modelmayhem.com, Yellow Pages listings, and essentially anywhere Active Male Models is mentioned.

If the BBB had engaged in bona fide libel against Claxon's companies, then there would most certainly be a case for civil damages.  These have yet to materialize, which is unsurprising considering that no libel took place.

What we have here is a convicted felon, guilty of crimes involving sexual acts, running a male modeling agency who has been sued repeatedly, and lost repeatedly (although Claxon and his companies mention one case in Indiana where they didn't lose, usually as proof of innocence).  A company run by someone who hides behind his computer screen and targets unsuspecting individuals.  And yet somehow these businesses manage to be allowed to continue operations.
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#17 General Comment

Interesting

AUTHOR: **Important please read!! - (United States of America)

 Ok if you have had such a wonderful experience working for this company, then who are you. I am willing to bet you are just the same guy posting under a different title. Is that you Russ? It is isn't it? Funny (albeit sad) that I still see complaints about you doing the same crap to this day. Keep scamming and hurting people and it will catch up with you. You claim that anyone and any business that is against you is a scam. How does that make since? The BBB is a great tool for those that run a respectable business. But for you I guess that every site, person, and business is a scam because none of them is going to endorse you or your so called business. Are you still ripping off that website and calling it yours? Of course you are because if you made your own it would be easy to trace and all those people you scam would find you huh? You know you do have the right to face your accusers. Would you care to do that? I bet not! I had hoped you would stop this nonsense and work toward a productive life but it doesn't even seem to make you stop and think why you keep having to defend yourself? Good luck with your life man, you are going to need it! Also, I know you will come back with some defense about how I am scamming you, or making stuff up, or some such crap and that is ok. that is how small people think, instead of self examination of what the real problem might be. Again, good luck with that.
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#18 Consumer Comment

No Facts

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

I find this last guys post to be retard. I have been working with Active Male Models for a while and have had no issue. All this BS about the past or another company only seems to used  as pay backs for some sort. If you have a issue with this guy or an old company then deal with it in a legal manor but do not come on here trying to make a GREAT COMPANY look bad.

I myself tried to post a positive review on the BBB site page for Active Male Models page and was refused. I find the BBB is be worthless and it should be shut down.
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#19 UPDATE Employee

CRAZY

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

I FIND THIS INFO TO NOT BE TRUE. BBB IS LISTED AS A SCAM BY 20/20 ABC NEWS

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau-grading-system/story?id=12181543#.TvGCk1bNl7k

AND THIS SCAM WAS SPOKEN ABOUT IN CONGRESS

http://bbbthetruth.com/

The bbb in Louisville has a long history of the same and they bully business by posting slander and lies. What people report to bbb can not be proven and has not lawful tort. They are not a goverment agency and has no legal powers. The bbb is set up like Mc Donalds and is run no better.

The AG of Conn said that the bbb's rating system is unworthy of consumer trust or confidence. AG Richard Blumenthal sent a letter demanding the bbb stop using there current system because he said it was potenially harmful and misleading to consumers.

I feel the bbb is no way of good source and can not be trusted as a good point of reference.

The bbb was sent over 6 good reviews of Active Male Models  and refused to post them. This was only done as a ongoing harassment  for Russell. I am aware Russell has had lawyers contact the bbb after they have harassed him for years and refuse to stop contacting him.

Russell Claxon is not the owner of Active Male Models. But he did found the company. His past convictions have no bearing on this company. A company called Models Today has nothing to do with Active Male Models and and should not be treated as such.

The news story has been reviewed and it is found only as hear say and no legal backing. That happened over 3 years ago and as i am aware Russell has not been to court over the hear say because it lacks legal muster.

You said to protect the children but all people have been over 18 and are legal adults.

I find your only trying to spread false and misleading info because you have a hardship on Russell. your abuse of words to try to hurt our company is nothing but slander. 

If you wish to do some good why not push to stop the on going scam run by the bbb.
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#20 Consumer Comment

Specifics on Active Male Models and Owner

AUTHOR: Joe - (United States of America)

This guy has been running this sort of "business" for YEARS.  He tried to scam me a few years ago.

The owner of this company, Active Male Models, is RUSSELL CLAXON.  This has been confirmed by the records of the Kentucky Secretary of State.  His middle name is David and he uses the alias "Russ David / The Model Seeker" on Myspace.  

Claxon has a previous felony conviction for promoting male prostitution (KY) and theft by deception.

His last company was called "Models Today, LLC", also verified with the Kentucky Secretary of State, but he shut down this company when "clients" began complaining and levelling allegations of a sexual nature.  The judge involved in one case in Kentucky said that Claxon had shown nothing to prove he was running a legitimate business, but rather a scam.

You can view the 2009 news stories here:

http://www.whas11.com/news/modeling-investigation-67302242.html

http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/WHAS11-Investigation-Modeling-agency--72010757.html

On this website, Claxon maintains that the Better Business Bureau is a "scam" and lists court cases -- not all of them, of course:

http://www.models-today.com/

And this is his current website:

http://www.activemalemodels.com

Curiously, there are no females on his females' website, http://www.activefemalemodels.com

Here is information from the Louisville BBB on Active Male Models and Models Today, naming Claxon as the proprietor:

http://www.bbb.org/KY/business-reviews/modeling-advance-fee/active-male-models-llc-in-louisville-ky-159138092/

http://www.bbb.org/KY/business-reviews/modeling-and-talent-agencies/models-today-llc-in-louisville-ky-6005497/

The "company" has a unique linguistic signature, using the words "harassment," "scam," and "slander," etc., to keep people from taking further action.  Don't be frightened.  To my knowledge, there is no such thing as criminal slander or libel, and in the case of this particular company, it would be impossible to prove damages of a civil nature.  The absolute BEST thing we can do for our society and, in particular, our children, is to make sure that this "company" receives a great deal of exposure on websites like this, so that when a person does an internet search, they will always see it.
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#21 Consumer Comment

Good Luck

AUTHOR: **Important please read!! - (United States of America)

I have to admit that last update almost came across as mature and well written. Who did you get to type it for you? Good job! Anyway, if you were half as smart as you think you are then you would no two things....1st a business can be advertised and listed under two different names. My business (which has absolutely nothing at all to do with the complaint here) was licensed, had tax id, and was completely legit until I decided to close it for better endeavers. 2nd I was a deputy, however when I contacted you I was doing so as a father. I only stated my law enforcement background to inform you that I do know the laws that are involved in what you are doing. Have put several like you behind bars and are still there. My son who IS 19!!!! Asked me to help him to get YOU to stop harassing him for inappropriate pictures of himself. You cannot just ask someone their age and accept that as truth, in business you are REQUIRED BY LAW to obtain proof. Your word is not proof. Lastly, you have yet to provide any credentials at all and your so called modeling business and its legitamacy has been questioned by more than just me! Now, show proof and I will accept that you are just a pervert who found your calling. Otherwise.....SHUT up...no one wants to hear you b***h about getting caught trying to solicit nude pictures of boys! If I am wrong about you, I sincerely appoligize. If I am right about you, then you are one sick individual! Either way you are extremely immature and have alot of growing up to do. Good luck with that. I hope you grow out of your perversion. For everyones sake!
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#22 UPDATE Employee

Stop the Threats and Grow up You look like a fool

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

You need to grow up and stop spending your time harassing people. Did you read the following when you submitted your compliant?
 
"By Posting this report, I attest this report is valid. I am giving Rip-off Report irrevocable rights to post it on this website. I acknowledge that once I post my report, it will not be removed, even at my request. Of course, I can always update my report to reflect new developments by clicking UPDATE. Further, I agree that by posting the report that the State of Arizona has exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of this posting."
 
The info can not be removed and you agreed. You posted a personal cell number which we had changed due to you being a complete nut job. We rebutted and gave facts. You slander us way before anything. This business is legit and is listed by the state when the company was formed. But when looking up your business, well your not listed with the state.
 
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Search Type: Starting With Search Criteria: Affordable Computer Repair

Search Date: 10/25/2010 Search Time: 19:17


No Records were found for the search criteria 'Affordable Computer Repair' on 10/25/2010 7:17:53 PM"
 
Your son is 19 as listed on myspace and myspace is a public listed profile site. You need to let your son deal with it. If your son is not 19 then you need to deal with him for using false age on myspace.
 
you stated you was a deputy which means not no more which means your unlawfully displaying yourself as a deputy when your not. Impersonating a deputy is a felony in all states. If you were a legit deputy at any time you would know this. If you were a legit deputy you would know wanting to meet someone to beat him to death is unlawful.
 
You need to stop being a child and grow up. Stop your kid games and threats. Who will you sue?
I have no more time to deal with your games. Just let it go.
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#23 Consumer Comment

seems the man is confused

AUTHOR: Important Read - (United States of America)

if i did not read it for myself i would not believe. this is a grown man spending his time crying about a 19 yr old. maybe he should know that makes his son a adult. you have shown no real proof this guy did anything wrong. you only slandered him. when he answered back you now claim he slandered you. are you really reading what your typing? you use to be s deputy which the key word was. so if your telling people you are not and are not then that is illegal in its self. i suggest this guy let his son handle stuff him self and not get so bent out of shape. if your son is not 19 and has it post as we all see on myspace then you should be yelling at your son.

i feel ashamed for you and your family for making your self look like a complete retard on he. way to go russ for standing up to a nut job.

i also looked up this guys business and only see it listed on some ad site but no where else. that dose not make your company legal.

lastly you posted his info on your company and he posted the info he had. seems you want to dish it out but not take it.

buddy grow up.  sad for any on in ga who deals with you.
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#24 General Comment

Slander is illegal

AUTHOR: **Important please read!! - (United States of America)

First of all I was a Deputy Sheriff, secondly my PC repair business was completely legal unlike the scam you have going on. You post my number and a pic of my sons myspace? Do you really think any mature person with half a brain would do that? What exactly is wrong with you anyway? Aside from the fact that you are trying to get inappropriate pictures of young boys, you are attacking me and calling me a pervert and say I am running a scam to harrass people? Do you understand that that doesn't even make since? If you continue to contact my son, slander my business, and myself.... I WILL bring down the full force of the law upon you! If you have any measure of intelligence at all you should stop now while you still have your freedom. I do not play games, especially when it comes to my son. I am first and foremost a father, and a father is the wrong person to mess with when it comes to his son. Ask your daddy about that! You have one day to remove my number and the pic of my sons myspace (which only serve to make you look like a real a*s by the way) or I will bring slander charges against you! The game is over!

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#25 UPDATE Employee

Lee Green is a lair and scam

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

Lee Green called us with stuff about his son who is listed as 19 on myspace. [http://www.myspace.com/stephenc.green] and said in text his was 19. He was told about what work was done but was never asked for nudes. But if he was asked and is 19 then legal not a issue. Lee green's son Stephen Green is believed to be a scam site to catch young boys. the number lee green called from was 404-936-0864 and is linked to affordable computer repair. also this number is lsited with a guy who is a liar and cheats on his wife. Lee Green called and claimed he was a Deputy Sheriff but when asked for his badge number and dept name he refused. He ask to meet us so he could beat us dead. no deputy would say anything like this. He threatened body harm and he would know this is unlawful. Lee green is no way in law enforcement but only a nasty prev man who harass people.

when told his sons profile was listed as 19 and son said he was 19 in text he said anyone can say anything. when he told us his son was not 19 we blocked the profile and notified myspace.

a report was made to Ga state police and local law enforcement as to his threats and claiming to be a cop when he is not. i would advise anyone reading this to avoid contact with his. i am sure he might pull this scam on u.
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#26 Consumer Comment

This guy RUSS and the company are NOT legit!!

AUTHOR: **Important please read!! - (United States of America)

This guy RUSS contacted my son and tried to get him to send nude pictures of himself. When my son refused, he keep harassing him about it until my son got me to deal with this guy. RUSS would not answer my calls, but did reply to my texts and when I finnaly got him on the phone he was just some screwed up perverted kid with a filthy mouth. He has copied a bogus website and created a myspace page in order to lure his victims in. He puts a tiny logo on some pictures and calls them copywritten but has no business license, no tax id, and no legal right whatsoever to refer to himself as having anything to do with the modeling industry at all, based upon my research. Now instead of trying to twist the facts or impune my character I ask that he (Russ David) respond to this with his business name, license number, and tax id if he has any of these at all. Watch out and be aware that this guy is out there trying to get pictures of our children!
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#27 Consumer Comment

To Post #4

AUTHOR: Christiana - (U.S.A.)

Unforunately I knew they were serious and was just hoping by a miracle that they weren't.  What ARE people thinking sometimes besides very little.  Anything that goes on the internet is open season.  Why can't people grasp that simple concept?  Anyways, thumbs up to those who you wrote about that track down the pedophiles and other freaks.  God Bless them all.  Thanks for the input. 
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#28 General Comment

you would be amazed

AUTHOR: la gente es est - (United States of America)

Christiana, I am certain that this person is completely serious. My cousin works for a police department in a major US city. He is in the internet crime division and his main job is to find predators and pedophiles. But he also gets many calls and e-mails from people who are upset to find their image has been pirated. These people post pictures of themselves scantily clothed, in compromising positions or doing something they are now ashamed of. They post these pictures in a public forum and then are upset when they find out the post has gone viral. I know that this deviates from what the OP has claimed but I just wanted to point out with the internet NOTHING is private and in most cases there is little recourse.

Be careful what you post because it can multiply by the millions and be there forever.

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#29 Consumer Comment

Are you serious??!!

AUTHOR: Christiana - (U.S.A.)

Have I got this right?  Your friend send nude pictures of himself and now you see him as an innocent victim and was robbed of his personal privacy?  You are joking, right?  You must be.  No one can be that damned stupid.  Please say you are joking.  Right now I am speechless.  This is the best yet.  Wow.  Unreal.  Are you serious??!!
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#30 Consumer Comment

A View From The Outside

AUTHOR: Gladly OutSpoken - (United States of America)

I was gladly approached in by someone asking if I would like to model. I said sure. I gave my email address and later I received a email with info in it. I looked at the site and felt is was not so bad. I submitted my info and I got a called from the owner. He explain the process to me. He asked if I could send in recent pictures. I said sure. He asked me what jobs I would do off the list in email. I said I was open to any job paying. He said even nude and swim I said sure. He said send me a headshot, full body, shirtless, underwear. I asked him how he wanted it. He said text or email. I chose text and he gave me a text number. I text him the pictures. He told me I had a good look and said for me to let him know if I wanted to do it. I said I would think about it and let him know. In no way did I feel pressured to send in nudes or did I feel anything he did was to harm me. The info I filled out I did on my own feel will and it was general info and nothing too personal. I think the complaint is unjust and is with out merit. If I were to be asked where to look at modeling I would refer them to Active Male Models.

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#31 UPDATE Employee

The real truth!

AUTHOR: master-agent - (United States of America)

This guys email was provided to us by a friend (someone not working for us) i sent him the info and he applied. I sent him a welcome text. I asked him what work he would do. He said he would do anything. I asked him if he would do nude, underwear, & swim. he said sure. I asked him could he sent in recent pics of himself so we know what he looks like now. the pics he sent in were older and his hair was different in several of them. he refused. i said ok. then he begun to bash the company calling us a joke. he threaten many things. i asked him several times to stop harassing us because we were not interested. He said he would have his lawyer take us to court. I told him to stop or I would seek help to stop him. He then said i will ruin your company and report you. i said fine. i have done nothing wrong.
I never made or demanded nudes from him. he met the friend on a gay sex hook up site. so i think he sound look at the sites he is on. i never came to him. he came to us by applying.
This is only a mad guy trying to make trouble. I hope you see through the lines in this.

just so you know the pic he added is a copyrighted pic and should be removed.
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