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Report: #1438962

Complaint Review: DONALD GENIO STEALS FACEBOOK GROUP FROM CREATOR AND FOUNDER - Darien CT

  • Submitted: Mon, April 16, 2018
  • Updated: Mon, April 16, 2018
  • Reported By: JTK — Oklahoma City United States
  • DONALD GENIO STEALS FACEBOOK GROUP FROM CREATOR AND FOUNDER
    8 Nutmeg Lane
    Darien, CT
    United States

DONALD GENIO STEALS FACEBOOK GROUP FROM CREATOR AND FOUNDER , GENIO HIJACKS GROUP USING FAKE FACEBOOK PROFILE and steals copyrighted material from IP owner. Darien CT

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After suffering 2 motorcycle accidents that nearly ended my life, I purchased a 1980 Shay Model A in November of 2014 so the wife would not be worried any longer. By February 2015, the only forum used for support of this vehicle was experiencing a loss of information due to using 'free' photo storage services. My friend Matt Hindi suggested creating a Facebook group to supplement the information at the other forum.  So, in February 2015, Matt Hindi created the Facebook group dedicated to the support and discussion of the 'Shay Model A'. Here is the original URL issued by FACEBOOK. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593694710846905/

In time, the group became known as the 'Shay Model (Modern) A' Facebook group. Matt Hindi was the creator, and I was the official admin for the group. [continued below]....

..... Things were going well, and we were adding members pretty steadily. There was a person who I came to know through the other forum who went by the fraudulent name of 'AndyJames' (dongen@hotmail.com). He claimed that there were other Shay owners who had kicked him out of groups, hacked into his Facebook accounts, and justified his reasoning for using an 'alias'.  His real name is;

                Donald Genio
 
I was befriended by this person who was overly eager to ‘help’ when it came to the group. He was continually offering to act as ‘admin’ to ‘help’ grow the group. So after a few months, I gave in and granted him admin rights. At no time was this person ever told they were granted ‘ownership’ of the group and its contents. This person was not considered a ‘co-founder’ of the group. He had absolutely nothing to do with the creation of the group. His fraudulent profile is what was used on Facebook when he was granted admin rights. That was a BIG MISTAKE!

The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW)’s fraudulent profile is a direct violation of FACEBOOK COMMUNITY STANDARDS; here is their statement taken directly from this link:

https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/#keeping-your-account-secure

We work hard to help keep your account secure and protect your personal information. By joining Facebook, you agree to use your authentic name and identity. You may not publish the personal information of others without their consent.

Using Your Authentic Identity: How Facebook’s authentic identity policy creates a safer environment.

People connect on Facebook using their authentic identities. When people stand behind their opinions and actions with their authentic name and reputation, our community is more accountable. If we discover that you have multiple personal profiles, we may ask you to close the additional profiles. We also remove any profiles that impersonate other people.

This was the basis of fraud that the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) has committed, which will come to raise its ugly head very soon. At no time did the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) EVER reveal to any member of our group his real name/identity publicly. NEVER!

I was just recently informed by Matt Hindi, that In January of 2017, without my knowledge, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW), contacted Matt Hindi directly using Facebook messenger trying to convince Matt to make him the group ‘creator’ of the group; which is not a feature that the Facebook product can provide.  Matt had not told me this until just a few weeks ago.  the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) was attempting to steal the group away from me over 1 year ago.

In support of the Shay Model A and the Facebook group, I created a website with nearly 50 different projects to improve your vehicle, and/or correct known problems. This dedicated server costs me about $100 a month to support the domain of;

http://www.thrill-rider.com/menu.html

All of the content on that site was compiled from various sources and is copyright © 2015-2018 Russell B. Davis – ‘ShayModelA’ is also a trademark of Russell B. Davis

The group was founded in Feb. of 2015, and so that is the start date of the content on the Thrill-Rider website and the Facebook group. Keep that in mind.

Things were going well, and we were nearing 300 members. In mid-late 2017, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) was constantly posting marketing ads from companies such as ‘Speedway Motors’, ‘Mac’s Auto Parts’, ‘Coker Tires’ etc. directing members where they could purchase items for their vehicles. I was doing the same. Anytime we found an item that could be used on the Shay Model A, we shared the information with the group, whether it be shocks, a new steering wheel, wind wing brackets, etc. That was the goal and spirit of the group. There are no OEM parts available for this vehicle since production was halted somewhere around the mid-1980s. Parts are hard to find.

In August of 2017, my 3 year old great nephew was nearly strangled to death by a person sharing an apartment with my nephew and his girlfriend. As a result, the child was taken into protective custody, and my wife and I became the foster parent. This lasted until mid-January of 2018 when he was returned to his parents.

During this time period (August 2017 thru January 2018), I was not frequenting Facebook very often. Being 60 years old, having a 3 year old was an exhausting endeavor; Facebook was not at the top of my list.

One of our most knowledgeable members in the group, Bob Bucala, has a small business and makes custom parts for the Shay that cannot be found anywhere. Bob was ALWAYS welcome to post items for sale that were custom-tailored for the Shay Model A and the members of my group. That is why it was here.

I logged in around January 10, 2018 to discover a message from Bob Bucala declaring that the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) had blocked him out of the group for posting items for sale. the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) threatened with blocking him, and in fact followed through with that because the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) felt that Bob Bucala should pay a ‘fee’ to the group to post items for sale, since Bob made a ‘profit’ from such items. First of all, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) had no authority to claim such a thing, and charging a Facebook member a ‘fee’ for a ‘post’ is against Facebook Community Standards.  After reading the message, I also noticed, my admin rights had been taken away. I then noticed a person by the name of ‘Ralph Russell’ had been made an admin. I had not authorized anyone to be another admin except the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW). I then discovered, Matt Hindi was no longer a member of the group. Everything was not starting to take shape. 

Ralph Russell is 74 years and currently lives in Marietta, OH; and previously lived in Circleville, OH. Sometimes Ralph goes by various nicknames including Ralph G Russell, Ralph C Russell, Ralph Griffith Russell, Ralph G Russell, and even the fraudulent name of ‘Ed’ Russell. His ethnicity is Caucasian, whose political affiliation is currently a registered Democrat Party; and religious views are listed as Christian. Ralph is married to Betty Clift (spouse).  Ralph G. Russell was in the NAVY from 1960-1962.

Bob Bucala had left the group and started another after being blocked by the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW). He started the ‘ShayOwnersGroup’.  We both visited the old forum to alert users there that the group is moving. I was going to simply close my group and alert everyone to join Bob Bucala.  While posting our discussion about the new group, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) chimed in and replied to our posts claiming, ‘the original group is still there’. Now there are 2. We challenged that piece of s**t right then and there. He then claimed he was ‘out’ and we would never see him again.

The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) then removed his fraudulent profile) from the Facebook group, and left the group in the charge of an unauthorized member ‘Ralph Russell’. Both Matt Hindi and I told ‘Ralph Russell’ that the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) had no authority to remove our admin rights and to restore them. Of course, ‘Ralph Russell’ is now the henchman of the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) and has ignored any/all requests to return control of the group back to us.  So now the group has been hijacked through fraud by the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) and his accomplice is Ralph G. Russell of Ohio. Ralph is connected on Facebook using his ailing wife’s Facebook account ‘Betty Andralph Russell’. What a pathetic thing for a man of 74 years of age to conspire in perpetrating a fraud with a wife at home suffering with disease.

Ralph G Russell (ibiwisi@suddenlink.net)
IP address is 173.81.61.190

I then discovered that the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) visited my Thrill-rider website, downloaded my intellectual property content, converted the content into PDFs and posted them in the document section of the group. After doing so, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) blocked me from the group altogether. I was able to determine this by the IP address the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) left behind when he replied to our challenge of his fraud on the other forum. I examined the logs of my server and found the entries where the content was stolen from my site via the IP address of 32.208.238.171.

In perpetrating this fraud, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) has used the following aliases and the following IP addresses as  recorded on numerous posts:

‘AndyJames’, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW),’andrew’
69.126.187.27
69.126.212.174
69.126.200.178
69.126.187.29
69.126.187.45
69.113.96.65
69.113.104.213
69.113.98.51
69.113.99.23
32.208.238.171 – maps to Darien, CT
107.167.108.60
24.38.230.223

So, in a nutshell, this is what happened:

1. Group started in FEB2015 – by Matt Hindi
2. Group is to exclusively support the Shay Model A, and no other.
3. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW), using the fraudulent Facebook profile of the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) is granted admin rights months after the group formation.
4. IN late 2017, and early 2018, while I am too distracted to visit the group, the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) hijacks the group by removing any admin authority from both the original creator, and me.
5. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) grants admin authority to an unauthorized member of the group, Ralph G. Russell to do his dirty work.
6. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) steals copyrighted material from my website across state lines using a PC and reposts said content to the group without my permission as IP owner. A violation of federal law.
7. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) blocks access of the group to me and the creator.
8. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) then leaves the group in the control of Ralph G. Russell’.
9. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) then renames the group to ‘Shay Model A – T-Bird’ without my authority.
10. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) then renames the group filename from ‘ShayModelA’ to ‘ShayVehicles’.
11. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) removes all copyright information that was posted on the cover image from © 2015 Russell B. Davis to © 2014 – a year when the group did not exist. A violation of federal law.
12. The criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) has now returned to the group, this time using his ‘real’ name and created a brand new profile with Facebook,
http://www.facebook.com/don.gen.125323
I am sure he deleted the old profile to hide the evidence I speak of here.

I reported all of this series of events to Facebook numerous times. Facebook has done absolutely nothing. I have spelled out every ‘community standard’ violation to Facebook and they have chosen so simply reply with; ‘thanks for your report; it will help Facebook do better in the future.” Screw the future; I want my group returned to me so I can shut the group I founded down since being ‘poisoned’ by this criminal.

All of this has been reported to the CT state attorney general who recommended hiring a lawyer to sue the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) personally.

This has been report to the University where the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) was supposedly an educator there. I guess the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) must have failed the ‘ethics’ class.

I will not see justice until the group is returned to my full control and the criminal Don Genio (aka AJ ANDY JAMES ANDREW) and Ralph G. Russell are both banned from Facebook, PERIOD!

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