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    Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    engadget.com/2018/05/18/four-men-mugshots-com-charged-with-extortion/;
    Four men linked to Mugshots.com have been charged with extortion
    The site publishes booking photos and charges people to have them removed.

    Mallory Locklear, @mallorylocklear
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    Four men allegedly behind the website Mugshots.com have been arrested and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft. The website mines information from police department websites, pulling names, mugshots and charges of those who have been arrested, and then publishes them online. To get the content taken down, individuals have to pay a "de-publishing" fee -- a practice that has been illegal in California since 2015. Becerra's office says that over the course of three years, the site collected more than $64,000 from California residents and over $2.4 million nationwide.

    "This pay-for-removal scheme attempts to profit off of someone else's humiliation," Becerra said in a statement. "Those who can't afford to pay into this scheme to have their information removed pay the price when they look for a job, housing or try to build relationships with others. This is exploitation, plain and simple." In some cases, the website published booking photos for people whose cases were overturned or were never even charged with a crime. California officials were issued search warrants to access information from Google, DreamHost, Amazon, Yahoo, TransUnion, Comcast and Bank of America, records from which linked the four men to Mugshots.com and its sister site Unpublisharrest.com.

    Two of the men -- Sahar Sarid (above, right) and Thomas Keesee (above, left) -- were arrested in Florida while Kishore Vidya Bhavnanie was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court earlier this week. The fourth individual, David Usdan, was suspected to be in Connecticut and a spokesperson for Becerra's office told Ars Technica that he was in custody as well. California officials are working to extradite the four men.
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    'Sahar Sarid (top) and Thomas Keesee (bottom)', edited to fit this forum.

    How ironic.
    The website http://mugshots.com/ is still up. Wonder how long before it goes down?
    Last edited by nomaxim; 05-18-2018 at 04:12 PM.
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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    Sorry, a bump.
    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. -C. Darwin

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    Does this mean their website can stay up as long as nobody is breaking the law? Or maybe until they're found guilty.

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    Glad to hear this.

    Scumbags.

    2 girls I know who both had DWI's couldn't find work after their mug-shots went online.

    With so many other ways to make money online, why prey on other people's hard-times.

    Hope they both get A$$ rapd in prison.

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    The US is a strange judgemental country. Such an apparently christian country with a neon "jesus loves you" sign on every street corner but they will gladly damn everyone who may have erred in life (and been caught erring). Over this side of the pond we don't tend to stand in judgement of misdemeanors and life errors. In fact, it may add character to some and make success more likely (depending on the transgression). Very few make it through life without stepping over the line at some stage. The lucky ones don't get caught and learn from those mistakes and in those cases, forgiveness and understanding is deserved.

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    Quote Originally Posted by chesty View Post
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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    innocent until proven guilty.

    total scam

    every single every single local gazette shows mugshots.

    PUBLIC INFORMATION

    WTF?!

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    Quote Originally Posted by chesty View Post
    The US is a strange judgemental country. Such an apparently christian country with a neon "jesus loves you" sign on every street corner but they will gladly damn everyone who may have erred in life (and been caught erring). Over this side of the pond we don't tend to stand in judgement of misdemeanors and life errors. In fact, it may add character to some and make success more likely (depending on the transgression). Very few make it through life without stepping over the line at some stage. The lucky ones don't get caught and learn from those mistakes and in those cases, forgiveness and understanding is deserved.
    Are they going to publish their own photos on that website?

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    Quote Originally Posted by chesty View Post
    The US is a strange judgemental country. Such an apparently christian country with a neon "jesus loves you" sign on every street corner but they will gladly damn everyone who may have erred in life (and been caught erring). Over this side of the pond we don't tend to stand in judgement of misdemeanors and life errors. In fact, it may add character to some and make success more likely (depending on the transgression). Very few make it through life without stepping over the line at some stage. The lucky ones don't get caught and learn from those mistakes and in those cases, forgiveness and understanding is deserved.

    Don't blame the Lord you fool and Jesus does Love you... and don't blame the good citizens of the US -some are Christians some are not, don't make general statements.

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    Re: Oh dear, Mugshots.com busted.

    I thought mugshots.com was taken down after the site's owners were arrested.
    The site is still up.

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