Report: #781782


  • Submitted: Tue, September 27, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, May 13, 2012
  • Reported By: WORLDWIDEINVESTIGATIONS.NET — Parts Unknown Nationwide United States of America

    United States of America

WORLDWIDEINVESTIGATIONS.NET Another scam internet company making threats against me Internet

*Consumer Comment: Not my experience

*Consumer Comment: Kelly Joe Ellis -

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Just to bring you up to speed, I have been getting threatening emails and phone calls from, and Kelly Joe Ellis.  He has gone so far as to create a revenge website against me.  

Now some other scam internet company- WORLDWIDEINVESTIGATIONS.NET, is sending me threatening emails as well.  

What's with these fake, lame, internet companies with no phone number, no address, etc???  Is this really supposed to scare someone? Maybe for trolls like them that live on their computers, but it's pretty weak if you ask me.

If you've been threatened by WORLDWIDEINVESTIGATIONS.NET, who seems to be one in the same as (, and all the other multiple profiles they use), please share your story.  

These scammer prey on our silence, so stand up and be heard.
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#1 Consumer Comment

Not my experience

AUTHOR: almosthappy - (United States of America)

I was in the unfortunate position to have to use this company's services but found the process to be much less expensive than the alternatives.

No, I'm not happy about needing their services to begin with - my mugshot was from well over a decade ago, for a nonviolent misdemeanor.  I'm not happy that these are being dredged up by the original posting websites, like and  I'm also not too keen that some of the removal companies make a very large profit off removal through cooperation with the companies that posted the info in the first place.

That being said, it's outrageous that these rip off reports say Clean Search is "$500-1000".  The competitors are $399.  Clean Search is much less.  It's absolutely inaccurate to misquote their fees.

I personally spoke to who I can only assume is the owner, based on what has been said in all these rip off posts, and to me he was very personable and nice.  Maybe sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and the owner saying he didn't want to remove a mugshot because it was for a violent crime against the elderly could just be the actual reason that removal was turned down.

Even though the whole situation is unfortunate all the way around, you can't expect a company to exist without some kind of profit, and the margin of profit for this service versus the other companies is far more reasonable.  If you have to use this kind of service, use this one.  Personally I'd rather pay a little extra even knowing that there is a small fee paid to the original posting site than to "nicely" write the original posting site to ask for their "help" in removing something damaging they intentionally and senselessly put up.  It's the principle of the thing, for me.  Even if the removal companies are just masquerading as being ethically opposed to the mugshot site owners, I feel better than I would kissing the butt of the same people who dredged up ancient history and posted something completely unnecessary on the web.  So I'm as happy as you could expect given the circumstances.  I'd go so far as to say "thanks".  But hopefully we won't have to do this again.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Kelly Joe Ellis -

AUTHOR: JCitizen - (USA)

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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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