Report: #1003365

Complaint Review:

  • Submitted: Fri, January 25, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, September 16, 2013
  • Reported By: perplexed — dallas Texas United States of America
    100 Fillmore St
    Denver, Colorado
    United States of America

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors... is a GIANT SCAM! Here is my story! I found my mugshot was published on a website and accessible VIA search engines like Google!

I accessed the site and looked all through it. Next to my mugshot was an offer to remove it.I wasn't sure about the legality of this and asked some friends. A 'Remove This Mugshot' link was readily available next to my mugshot and all the mugshots they published. I was thinking "this is a nice little scam these people have".

Reluctantly, I clicked the link and was able to input my credit card, hoping the site would remove the mugshot. There was no third-party agency involved. I paid the site DIRECTLY to remove it.

When I checked my credit card account to see who billed me, I was shocked to see that merchant listed on the transaction was INTERNETREPUTATION.COM! They conveniently LEFT THEIR NAME OFF THE RECEIPT!

Turns out, they flat-out OWN the mugshot site and charge people to remove them. AND NOW, MY MUGSHOT IS APPEARING ON OTHER WEBSITES! Guess who the merchant is when I go to remove them? INTERNETREPUTATION.COM!

And then have the audacity to call themselves a "reputation firm" HOGWASH! CRIMINAL!

I am making this report because this company is a deceitful extortion racket masquerading as a "reputation firm".

I called their number 800-758-9012 to give them a piece of my mind. I looked them up and saw that Gary Bloom is a primary participant in the criminal-like activity. is nothing but a couple SCAMMERS operating a Scam- Rip-Off. Charge your credit card back if you remove your mugshot, it's illegal for them to place it back online, this is how you can defeat them!
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#1 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Robert - (USA)

 Seems as though you are protesting too much and sound bitter because someone posted your mugshot. So are you the pxxxxxxxx that owns/operates the site? If you are, may I suggest YOU not only "Get a life" but also seek professional help sicko.

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#2 Consumer Comment

To the person who said get a life

AUTHOR: Matthew J. - (USA)

Mr. Scammer, you know owns all the other sites, extorts money from people who may not even have an actuall conviction. WHY DON'T YOU GET A LIFE

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#3 General Comment

Sorry to hear about your experience

AUTHOR: Msolution - ()

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with that company. Its reports like these that give the entire industry a bad name and makes it hard for the "good guys" to do proper business!

 In anycase, if you still have a problem with your search results/online reputation please send me an email at: i do reputation management for FREE for customers that have been burned in the past by shady reputation management companies. I am purely result driven, this means you don't risk anything because if I'm unable to provide you the results, you dont pay anything! no catch, no risk, no setup fee, no deposit.

thats right, ZERO RISK, if im unable to perform, you dont pay me a single penny (95% success rate.) theres no point risking thousands and not getting anything for it!!

The good companies are still out there, you just got to find them :)

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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Blogger - ()


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

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

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 1028A - Aggravated identity theft

Whoever, knowingly transfers (steals), possesses, or uses (website), without lawful authority, a means of identification (mugshots) of another person shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such felony, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 2 years.

18 USC 2319 Criminal infringement of a copyright & 17 USC 506 Criminal offenses

For the purpose of commercial advantage (website) and private financial gain (money).

Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of name and likeness copyright:

State Certified Birth Certificate, State Drivers License, Passport and other government documents and records created to identify and validate name and likeness.

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;

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.

Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2007

Intentionally obtains (steals/screen scraps), or transmits (internet) to another person information with the intent to defraud (unpublish/repair reputation).

18 USC 875 - Interstate communications

Transmits (internet) communication interstate (world wide web) with the intent to injure reputation to extort (unpublish/repair reputation).

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 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.

18 USC 880 - Receiving the proceeds of extortion A person(s) who receives, possesses, conceals, or disposes of any blackmail (unpublish/repair reputation) money.

Bizarre Logic and Reasoning

If kidnappers called the ransom amount the returning person fee would it edazzle the system again? If the kidnappers rationalized their acts with the same logic would the system be mystified by them? Reasoning, they had to go through the hassle of kidnapping someone hence they are entitled to the returning person fee (Ransom Money).

If blackmailers called the extortion amount the unpublish/reputation repair fee would it bedazzle the system? Further, if the blackmailers rationalized their acts with the same logic would the system by mystified be them? Reasoning, they had to go through the hassle of stealing government property, identity theft, stalking people, holding people to involuntary servitude, injuring their reputation, blackmailingthem hence they are entitled to an unpublish/reputation repair fee
(Extortion Money).

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#5 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Bloggy - (United States of America)

You sound like an idiot. You put your CC info and didn't expect to be charged? Really? No. What happened is you knew what you were paying for, you paid for it and it was removed, and then you happen to see the mugshot on some other websites. Yes, public records can appear on many different sites even if you paid one website. That has nothing to do with the agency that help removing them. InternetReputation happens to be an agent for many different sites owned by many different entities. Two words to you: get a life!
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