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Old 06-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Blackmail? Extortion? Legit business!



http://www.kcsr.org/showthread.php?t=125790

Can you believe the lengths people will go to in order to make a buck?

It's too much to post here.... I'll just put some cliffs

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BlabbermouthKC.com is owned by Mathew Creed.

Mr. Mathew-Michael Creed (Shawnee Resident according to LLC documents, and graduate of Olathe east) Thought it would be a good idea, to put up peoples mug shots, on a searchable ONLINE map.

Yes online mug shots already exists via our fine governments public websites, however Mr. Creed took this "concept" to a whole new level of "Shady" by finding a loop hole in current laws. IE: there is currently nothing stopping him legally from doing what he does.

What Mr. Creed's website does is in a short version..... He takes the already public information off the county websites, copies it to his website. Then starts by harassing you with a letter in the mail, letting you know that he has posted your mug shot online, and that he is going to promote it. (He then asks for $199 to remove your information from his website) or else.........

If you don't pay Mr. Creed the $199 to remove the information at that point, he will then take it to and even greater level of bad. By then sending all your neighbors letters in the mail with your mug shot and your address letting all of them know about your arrest. After that's done, he moves onto your place of work.

So you see the trend here.... he will keep spreading your info until your so embarrassed you eventually give in, and pay him the $199 to remove it.


NOW HERE IS THE KICKER,
He doesn't care if you're innocent, guilty, or never even make it to trial....
HE WANTS you to pay him $199 to remove it from his site.

At least the government has a soul, and when you are found innocent, or expunged, they take your info down off their websites.

Yes, Mr. Creed wants you to believe that he is doing you a "favor" by letting you know criminals in your area. However, what he doesn't want you to know, is that its all about the $$$$, and that its just a big giant game of extortion, that happens to be legal. (because no laws stop people from copying your info off the government websites)

Basically the long and short is.....if you get a DUI, or got booked for forgetting to pay a speeding, or parking ticket.
Thanks to Mr. Creed.... you are now screwed, and are going to have to pay him $199 if you don't feel like having your neibors and co-workers finding out about it.


In the shortest form, Mr. Creed likes airing EVERYONES dirty laundry.....
And wants to make $199 every time he does it.


My father once told me, that airing people's dirty laundry, will always end up badly.
Guess Mr. Creeds dad didn't have that talk with him.


PS: I can't even imagine how mad someone will be if they get a DUI, spend $8000 to have it "fixed" only to turn around and have Mr. Creed send stuff to their work place, and gets them canned. YICKES, not something I would want to be around.

PSS: Wait till the first person moves into a home that is listed on his site that had an "offender" previously living there. And the people living around you find the website, and think that YOU are the offender.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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Kill him.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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lol He is playing with fire by doing that. I wouldn't be surprised if someone kills him over this...
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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I can't wait until he tries to blackmail some tougher criminal and gets murdered for his trouble.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #5
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Or posts a mugshot of someone from Anonymous.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:28 PM   #6
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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Don't think he only made a buck... If he got this "business" under "control" and started doing this in the masses... He could make some serious money. Either way, I'd hit him in the chest.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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So it's a guy that is going to blackmail criminals? Sounds like a great plan
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #10
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So it's a guy that is going to blackmail criminals? Sounds like a great plan
I think what you mean is that he's going to tangle with the wrong sort and they're going to add another item to their rap sheet by disappearing the guy.

But just in case what you mean is "don't be a criminal and you won't have to worry about it,

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He doesn't care if you're innocent, guilty, or never even make it to trial....
HE WANTS you to pay him $199 to remove it from his site.

At least the government has a soul, and when you are found innocent, or expunged, they take your info down off their websites.
He may tie his own noose, though. If he leaves inaccurate or out-of-date info on the website, he could get hit with libel or defamation lawsuits pretty quick. That might bust up his plan.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:22 AM   #11
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Thats....genius
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I know someone who got put on this website for "beating his fiance" - he did actually do it.... but still.

Unfortunately the website was started well after his dad was picked up trying to get some action with a lady cop dressed as a Rockford ***.

http://rockfordmugshots.com/
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should be "PPS"

as in "post-post script"
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He took it too far by mailing neighbors in the area. We have a local paper called The Slammer that has recent mug shots and I can't tell you how many times I've heard friends talking about other friends they saw in The Slammer
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #15
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Seems illegal. Resident lawyers chime in.
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Not the smartest way to make a buck...
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Pay me $199.99 or I send your mugshot to your boss (even though your charges were dropped).

Awesome business strategy.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #18
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I'm 99% sure it's illegal to do what he's doing... Either way the amount of money he's making is not even worth the risk of getting killed.
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I'm 99% sure it's illegal to do what he's doing... Either way the amount of money he's making is not even worth the risk of getting killed.
His "out" on this is that he sends the letter and info to the offender and says that he can and will send it to everyone listed "at the request of someone else" unless they pay the fee.

So essentially, an ex or someone could call blabbermouth to send this all around. Since he's not controlling that part, it's not legally extortion or blackmail.

At least that's the way I understand it. He just uses the fear factor of it happening to get people to pony up preemptively.
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His "out" on this is that he sends the letter and info to the offender and says that he can and will send it to everyone listed "at the request of someone else" unless they pay the fee.
And what's his out for it not falling under harassment?
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