Report: #824283


  • Submitted: Tue, January 17, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, May 25, 2012
  • Reported By: madeMistakesButLeanred — Tampa Florida United States of America
    1604 NUECES
    AUSTIN, Texas
    United States of America

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While recently searching for my name on Google due to a job search query, the top link listed show of picture of me in a mugshot which occurred a year ago.  After contacting the site to determine how to remove this information from the site, I was sent a link to a pay site which requested $68 to remove my mugshot in 8-10 days or $108 to have mughsot removed in 1 business day.  In addition, my mugshot was featuring advertisement and profiting from my image without prior consent.  
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#1 Consumer Comment

Sign the *NEW* Petition

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

NEW Petition to help pass laws to Stop FOI Exploitation.

Fan Dlis!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

AUTHOR: Jane Smith - (USA)

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

18 USC 2319 - Criminal infringement of a copyright
17 USC 506 - Criminal offenses
(a) Criminal Infringement.
(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 (A) for purposes of commercial advantage
or private financial gain; 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 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.

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.
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#3 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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#5 Consumer Comment

Star Nine Ventures Owns Citizens Information Associates

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

Don't forget to thank Star Nine Ventures. Star Nine bought Mugly Media and this merger created Citizen Information Associates.

Here is the ripoff report that proves this fact. Here are the signatures of Ryan Russell, CEO of Star Nine, along with Kyle Prall, founder of the dissolved mugly media/kgp media. 

This Fort Worth Weekly news article pretty much sums it up

Why would someone pay Star Nine to help his/her business gain favorable ranking on google search results when you or I could google search "Star Nine Ventures LLC" and see them featured in an article titled "An Ugly Business?" Star Nine is foolish to think that by ignoring this situation they can overcome it. 

"Reputation management reimagined" is a laughable little slogan for Star Nine to come up with considering they neglect their own reputation.

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