• Report: #988349
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  • Submitted: Fri, December 28, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 28, 2012

  • Reported By: LNinCT — Norwich Connecticut United States of America
Internet United States of America

mugshots.com They are ruining my life! Internet

*Consumer Comment: Class Action Against Mugshot Websites

*Consumer Comment: Lots of Companies are Doing this now..

*Consumer Suggestion: Hang Tight

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Mugshots.com is ruining my life.  I was denied employment because the president of the company "Googled" me and my DUI (which is misleading and false!) came up as the 1st hit!  I went to the Unpublish link and they want $399.00 to remove the listing.  It is a Father-Son team doing the unpulishing--the cost justifed by "all the complicated and time-consuming" work that needs to be done to remove you from Mugshots.com.  Not to mention all the co-workers, friends, potential clients that are doing a search for me and find this as the #1 hit...are you kidding me??  We need to stop these crooks.  Please help!

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#1 Consumer Comment

Class Action Against Mugshot Websites

AUTHOR: Bloggy - (United States of America)

Class Action Against Mugshot Websites

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Exceeds authorized access, and obtains information from a protected computer (18 USC 1030).

Transfers (screen scraping), possesses and uses (website), a means of identification (mugshots), (18 USC 1028A).

Converts public records to his use (18 USC 641).

National Information Infrastructure Protection Act : Transmits advantages to foreign nations.

Criminally infringes name and likeness copyrights for the purpose of commercial advantage (website) and private financial gain (18 USC 2319 and 17 USC 506). 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.

Holds to involuntary servitude by electronic means (18 USC 1584).

Stalks, harasses, intimidates and causes substantial emotional distress (18 USC 2261A).

Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act : Intentionally obtains and transmits to another person information with the intent to defraud (unpublish/repair reputation).

Transmits communication interstate with the intent to injure reputation to extort (unpublish/repair reputation), (18 USC 875).

As consideration for not informing demands money (unpublish/repair reputation), (18 USC 873).

Interstate collection of an unlawful debt (unpublish/repair reputation), (18 USC 1962).

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

Search engines, hosting , reputation repair and consumer complaint companies aids and abets (18 USC 2), conceals felonies (18 USC 4).

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.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Lots of Companies are Doing this now..

AUTHOR: LD - (United States of America)

Mugshots is currently being sued for extortion and I just thought I would throw that out there. I don't have any mugshots but I know they are ruining people's lives. It's despicable what they are doing and a lot of copycat companies are out there. There are companies that also list personal details of bankruptcies online and divorces. Things that really embarrass people and never go away. They say they are protected because anything listed in the courts that is not sealed is public information but it is just trying to humiliate people and shame people, most times for money which is nothing more than extortion. I've created numerous fake facebook profiles and twitter accounts just trying to throw these data miners off my tracks. It really is not safe or productive to damage people in such a way.

Good Luck. 

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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Hang Tight

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

There's currently a class action suit in progress in Ohio against all the mugshot websites. If you check the domain registration for mugshots dot com you'll see it's privately registered (cloaked identity). Scammers love to use private registrations for their domains.
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