Report: #1024674

Complaint Review:

  • Submitted: Wed, March 06, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, March 07, 2013
  • Reported By: Ray — Chandler Arizona United States of America
    United States of America , ,,,,,,, unpu extortion , Internet

*Consumer Comment: INTERPOL

*General Comment: blackmail

*Consumer Comment: Not much you can do.

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I recently got into an altercation with my 14 year old son
and was arrested, since then I have been cleared of all wrong doing and case has been dismissed.

While on a sales visit I was confronted by a colleague who advised me that my face was all over the internet and his company cannot be associated with any criminal doing.

The company he referred to is, when I visited the site lord behold clear as daylight this site has my face and all sides of it posted on the internet making me out to be a criminal.

I did some research and found a contact number for the company and when I asked if they can remove my name and face as this case has been dismissed they replied with a Sure as long as you pay a fee of $750.00 well be more than happy to help you out with that.

This is extortion I said to the man who stated his name was kaycee, He became belligerent and told me that is a multi-million dollar company and that the only way I was going to get my name and image of their website was if I paid them the fee, then he went on to state that I would also need to pay their other sister websites in order to get the same service but that they could not guarantee 100% that it will not pop up again in the future. I became very upset with him and told him I would be contacting my lawyer he laughed it off and said go ahead idiot! All youll do is spend more
money and at the end of the day youll be right back here paying the fee. So Im trying to help you here just pay the fee and your name will be taken down thats it simple as that he said.

How can they do this and get away with it? Is there no justice its EXTORTION/ BLACKMAIL even when I told him I wasnt going to pay one red cent he said ok then lose your job and credibility and then hung up hung up.

Since then this website has caused my business the loss of 3 clients and has harmed my reputation among colleagues and parents. I now fear that if I dont pay the crazy amount of close to $5,000 my business will continue to
suffer and all my current B2B sales will soon start to crumble.

Please advise me on how can I help you help me stop these sites from diminishing the reputation of the innocent and business owners such as myself?

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#1 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Blogger - ()

Webmaster's openly tell mainstream media that they are stealing public records and each state and the fed's charges money for the records. The amount stolen goes into the hundred's of +$100 millions of dollars.


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 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

Department Of Justice Manual

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

Converts public records to his use or the use of another. Without authority, sells conveys or disposes of public record.

18 USC 1028A - Aggravated identity theft
Whoever, knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses (website), without lawful authority, a means of identification (government photograph) 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.

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 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 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, identity theft, criminal infringement of a copyright, stalking people, holding people to involuntary servitude, injuring their reputation, blackmailing them, collecting an unlawful debt/extorting and other illegal money hence they are entitles to the, unpublish/reputation repair fee.

Governmental issuance of public record voids it from public records.
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#2 General Comment blackmail

AUTHOR: lauraann1128 - ()

And what if you are like my case...were I did NOTHING wrong and had a nightmare arrest in error, so the charges were dropped and the record of my arrest was sealed by the court, but these sites continue to show the sealed arrest even after they have received notarized copies that show this arrest was sealed. and have both received copies that show this arrest was a mistake and that the records were sealed by the court, so they are no longer public record,

however they will not remove my arrest from their website unless I pay their blackmail fee, so my nightmare arrest continues.  Plus one of these sites added my address information to their site, so anyone can go online and see where me and my children live, so that I am now considering the sale of my house, because I do not feel safe there.  I am also looking in to having me and my children's last name changed so this arrest does not continue to follow me.  How can it be legal to be charged with a crime I did not commit, and held in jail for 3 days before I can even post bail,

because it was a holiday weekend, then have the judge say sorry we made a mistake and will seal record, only to have websites use my false arrest to extort money from me?  There should be nothing legal about a court ordered sealed document being made public by these sites.  How you would like to be punished and have your name tarnished over and over, when you have been a model citizen your entire life? Mugshotsdatabase even allows people to post commits, making fun of your mug shot and links to other sites like facebook where people can repost the lies about me over and over.  How can this be legal???
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#3 Consumer Comment

Not much you can do.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

  The record of your arrest is a public record.   It was made available to the public by the jurisdiction in which you were arrested.    Just because the charges were later dropped does not mean that you weren't arrested.   When you do things that generate public records, you have to accept that those records will be available to the public forever.  

  Look at it this way.  If you got married and later got divorced, do you think you'd be able to suppress any public record of your marriage?   Of course not.

   About the most you can do is advise those who have a problem with your arrest that the charges were subsequently dropped.   

   I strongly suggest that you do not pay any of these websites.   As I posted above, there is no way to suppress a public record.   Even if you paid every site that was publishing your mugshot today, others would spring up tomorrow and then what would you do?   You can no more suppress this than you can suppress any other kind of public information.   

   Some posters on this site might tell you that you have good grounds to sue these sites, but it's mostly wishful thinking.    There is a huge first amendment hurdle they'd have to get over.   Who ever heard of a court forbidding the publication of a public record?  

  Somtimes we do stupid things and have to live with the consequenses of those actions.    I can think of a few public records I'd like to see disappear, but I don't delude myself that it would ever happen.

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