Report: #1165400

Complaint Review: mugshots-directory.com

  • Submitted: Sun, July 27, 2014
  • Updated: Sun, July 27, 2014
  • Reported By: haygar — Weaverville North Carolina
  • mugshots-directory.com

    Internet
    USA

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This web site is providing innacurate and inflramatory mug shots of people suppossedly arrested and incarcerated based on public record. It is an obvious attempt at extortion due to the site immediate offer to remove the mugshot record from view as soon as they receive an online check for 149.00. I have cheched the domain name registry and found the registrants contact info to be completely bogus and will contact the domain name registrar tomorrow to report violations of their client agreement policy. I have tried to contact the website owner using the provided email address with no results. This king of invasion of privacy is liable for defamation of character and extortion litigation and should be procecuted to the full extent of the law.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I have no relationship to any mugshot site

AUTHOR: Mike - (USA)

I doubt this will do any good, but it's worth a try:

Someone has incorrectly identified me as having a relationship with the mugshot sites identified elsewhere in this complaint.  I have NO relationship with these mugshot sites, or ANY mugshot sites, for that matter.

What we have here is a case of internet mistaken identity.  I have a one-man consulting company that apparently happens to have the same name as a payment collection company used by the mugshot companies (business names are not required to be unique).  Since I want to be found (to get business), its easy to find my business on the internet.  The mugshot companies, and those related to them, do not want to make themselves easy to find.

So someone years ago did a quick internet search and decided that since my company has a similar name to the collection company, I must be the bad guy.  This is incorrect.

I have received 100+ emails, texts, and phone calls over the last few years, some of them treatening, due to no wrongdoing of any kind on my part (other than the misfortune of naming my company what I did nearly 20 years ago).  All of this is due to incorrect and defamatory content posted on this page.

Imagine yourself put in my position.  You've done absolutely nothing wrong, and yet you are assumed to be a bad guy.  And there's very little you can do about it.

I feel for the people who have contacted me.  After all, I'm in a similar situation, having incorrect information about ME posted on the internet.  I've had long conversations with some of these folks.  They are being treated unfairly -- just not by me.

PS:  I'm not mentioning my company name here, because I don't want to create yet another way for Google and other search engines to index this page and link mugshot companies to me.  I've had quite enough of that!  The initials of my company are D.A.

PPS: I'm posting this rebuttal years after the original issue started.  I guess I thought the calls/emails/etc would eventually die down naturally, or the legal system would start addressing these mugshot sites.  I was wrong.  It did die off for a while (possibly because I put big red text on my website during that time explaning the situation), but now it's starting again (possibly because I removed the text thinking it was finally over).

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#2 Consumer Comment

Michael A. Thomas is the owner of mugshot-catalogs.com

AUTHOR: GlobalBlogger - ()

Michael A. Thomas is the owner of mugshot-catalogs.com and mugshot-catalog.com and mugshotscatalog.com and the-place-for-mugshots.com and mughsots-directory.com

3930 E. Costilla Pl.

Littleton, CO 80122

mike_thomas@yahoo.com

mike@digitalanswersllc.com

Home: (303) 221-6685

Mobile: (303) 229-7980

 

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

http://www.samoht.com/resume.html

http://www.digitalanswersllc.com/

 

The Wizard of Oz
USA has collapsed online the government cowaries under DoS attacks (automated throttling) while Webmaster’s steal their data, emblems and badges to reuse on their website to set up their individual Domain Name Countries.

Dorothy (US Citizen's) enters the Land of Oz (internet) a fantasy realm under the rule of one Monarch (DOC).
Dorothy who is off to see the Wizard (Webmaster) on the yellow brick road (US Law) encounters the Scarecrow
(DOJ) who if he only had a brain would know that offenders who steal, defame and slander pays the injured party (Reputation Repair) and not vice versa.

Dorothy continues her journey she meets the Tin Men (FBI) who can not move or respond at all, if they only had a heart. All together skipping along they meet the Cowardly Lion (Legislative Branch) who is enacting laws to send Dorothy off to see the Wizard (Webmaster)...

Federal, State and Local US Government charges fees for Public Records. Webmaster's DoS attack (automated throttling) and steal data from all levels of government to be used to extort US citizen's. The US government adds new victims daily and refuses to stop the extortionist and refuses to allow citizen's to buy their freedom from the US Government's repression.

Bizarre Logic and Reasoning
Bizarre logic and reasoning the documents are valid legal documents to show for proof of name and likeness, but become invalid to show proof of name and likeness for copyright or rights of publicity for the individual.

Rhetorical Questions
If kidnappers called the ransom amount the returning person fee would it bedazzle 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, cyber stalking people, holding people to involuntary servitude (advertising revenue), blackmailing and extorting them and collecting an unlawful debt (RICO) hence they are entitled to an unpublish/reputation repair fee (Extortion Money).

 

18 USC § 641 - Public money, property or records
1. Whoever steals or purloins public records.
2. Whoever knowingly converts public records to their use.
3. Without authority sells public records.
3. Without authority conveys (internet) public records.

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



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;

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



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).

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC 2319 - Criminal infringement of a copyright
17 USC 506 - Criminal offenses
“For purposes of commercial advantage (website) or private financial gain (money).”

Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of name and likeness copyright:
State Certified Birth Certificate, State Drivers License, US Passport and other government documents and records created to identify and validate name and likeness.

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC § 1593A - Benefitting financially from peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons
Individuals are forced to earn money and pay extortion demands to Webmaster's. When individuals buy their freedom they are relisted on an ancillary site.

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC 2261A - Stalking
Unlawfully using ones name and likeness online is the most persistent and consistent form of stalking it's 24/7/365 global “harassment.”

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC 873 – Blackmail
“As consideration for not informing receives money.”
Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC 875 - Interstate communications
Transmits (internet) communication interstate (internet) with the intent to injure reputation to extort.

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC § 880 - Receiving the proceeds of extortion
“A person who receives money”
Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com



18 USC § 1962 - Prohibited activities (RICO)
“Collection of an unlawful debt”

Michael A. Thomas – mugshot-catalogs.com

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