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FTC Takedown Revenge Porn Operator

We at scamFRAUDalert applaud the FTC in its action against the operator (Kevin Bolleart) of the website “Revenge Porn.” These individuals are just a nuisance to us all. Similar operator of the websites potentialpredators.com, predatorswatch.com potentialprostitute.com, wikiwarnings.com and wikiprobe.org and his co-conspirators are still out there. They must be track and prosecuted.


Website Operator Banned from the ‘Revenge Porn’ Business After FTC Charges He Unfairly Posted Nude Photos
Craig Brittain Allegedly Deceived Women on Craigslist, Offered Fake ‘Takedown’ Service


FOR RELEASE
January 29, 2015

The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website is banned from publicly sharing any more nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he will have to destroy the intimate images and personal contact information he collected while operating the site.

The FTC’s complaint against Craig Brittain alleges that he used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women, then referred them to another website he controlled, where they were told they could have the pictures removed if they paid hundreds of dollars.

“This behavior is not only illegal but reprehensible,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “I am pleased that as a result of this settlement, the illegally collected images and information will be deleted, and this individual can never return to the so-called ‘revenge porn’ business.”

According to the FTC’s complaint, Brittain acquired the images in a number of ways, such as by posing as a woman on the advertising site Craigslist, and offering nude photos purportedly of himself in exchange for photos provided by women. When women provided him with the photos, Brittain posted them on his site without their knowledge or permission.

In addition to collecting and posting the images himself, Brittain solicited viewers of his site to anonymously submit nude photos of people to his site, according to the complaint. He required submissions to include sensitive personal information about the people in the photos, including their full name, town and state, phone number and Facebook profile.

The complaint also alleged that Brittain offered a “bounty system” on his site, wherein users could offer a reward of at least $100 in exchange for other users finding pictures and information about a specific person. Overall, Brittain’s site included photos of more than 1,000 individuals, according to the complaint.

Women whose photographs and information were posted on the site contacted Brittain to have the information removed, citing the potential harms to their careers and reputations. In addition, women cited unwelcome contact from strangers who had discovered their information on Brittain’s site. The complaint notes that in many cases Brittain did not respond to the women’s requests to remove the information.

In fact, the complaint alleges that Brittain’s site advertised content removal services under the name “Takedown Hammer” and “Takedown Lawyer” that could delete consumers’ images and content from the site in exchange for a payment of $200 to $500. Despite presenting these as third-party services, the complaint alleges that the sites for these services were owned and operated by Brittain.

Under the terms of the settlement, Brittain is required to permanently delete all of the images and other personal information he received during the time he operated the site. He will also be prohibited from publicly sharing intimate videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, as well as being prohibited from misrepresenting how he will use any personal information he collects online.

The Commission vote to accept the the proposed consent order for public comment was 5-0. The FTC will publish a description of the consent agreement package in the Federal Register shortly. The agreement will be subject to public comment for 30 days, beginning today and continuing through March 2, 2015, after which the Commission will decide whether to make the proposed consent order final. Interested parties can submit comments electronically by following the instructions in the “Invitation To Comment” part of the “Supplementary Information” section.

NOTE: The Commission issues an administrative complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. When the Commission issues a consent order on a final basis, it carries the force of law with respect to future actions. Each violation of such an order may result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

CONTACT INFORMATION
MEDIA CONTACT:
Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2181

STAFF CONTACT:
Melinda Claybaugh
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-2203

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WhoIs ~ canadadrugcenter.com

Drug Enforcement Agency

United States of America

The Ryan Haight Act Known as
Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008
Sec. 2. Requirement of a valid prescription for
controlled substances dispensed by means of the Internet.

Who's Behind These Online Pharmacies 

SUMMARY: The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act,
which was enacted on October 15, 2008,amended the Controlled Substances Act and Controlled Substances Import and Export Act by adding several new provisions to prevent the illegal distribution and dispensing of controlled substances by means of the Internet.
_________________________________

WhoIs Canada Drug Center
http://www.canadadrugcenter.com/
877-270-3784

The website makes these claims below:
International Medications & Canada Drugs Center : A Reliable Internet Pharmacy Service

Accredited Canadian Pharmacy & International Medication Service: Buy Prescription Drugs Online

Accredited by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), Canada Drug Center is one of the most established and trusted international prescription services that offer high quality brand and generic medications to customers at affordable prices from licensed international and Canadian pharmacies and approved fulfillment centers. Since inception, Canada Drug Center has made it a priority to provide its customers with a safe, reliable, and convenient way to order their medications at everyday affordable prices. Canada Drug Center is also an approved member of PharmacyChecker.com and the International Pharmacy Association of British Columbia. These industry accreditations help to ensure that our services are always held to high, trustworthy, and reliable standards.

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1133-11871 Horseshoe Way
Richmond, BC
Canada, V7A 545
Tel: 604-275-1085

The Online Entrepreneur Inc. aka Dave’s Consulting Associates, Inc

Defendants Behind ‘Online Entrepreneur’
Work-at-Home Scheme Settle FTC Charges

For Release

March 20, 2014

The operators of a business opportunity scheme have agreed to settle Federal PayDayLoanTrade Commission charges that they defrauded consumers through the sale of a work-at-home program that purportedly provided consumers with their own websites that would enable them to earn a significant income by affiliate marketing with websites of well-known companies such as Prada, Sony, Louis Vuitton, and Verizon.

The settlement is part of a federal-state crackdown on scams that falsely promise jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to people who are unemployed or underemployed. Under the settlement, the defendants behind the operation, The Online Entrepreneur, will be banned from selling business and work-at-home opportunities.

According to an FTC complaint filed in November 2012, the defendants sold the “Six Figure Program” to consumers as a purportedly no-risk, money-back guaranteed opportunity to make money via their own website, falsely claiming that, for a $27 fee, they would enable consumers to affiliate with well-known companies’ websites and earn commissions. After purchasing the program, consumers learned that they had to pay $100 or more in additional costs just to set up their websites. The court subsequently halted the allegedly deceptive practices, froze the defendants’ assets, and put the companies into receivership pending a court hearing.

The settlement order announced today permanently prohibits The Online Entrepreneur Inc., Ben and Dave’s Consulting Associates, Inc., and David Clabeaux from selling business and work-at-home opportunities, misrepresenting that consumers are likely to earn money and misrepresenting any material fact about a product or service. They also are barred from failing to clearly disclose the terms of any offer before consumers provide billing information, and making a representation unless it is true and the defendants have competent and reliable evidence to substantiate the claim. In addition, the order prohibits these defendants from selling or otherwise benefiting from consumers’ personal information, and failing to properly dispose of customer information.

The order imposes a judgment of more than $2.9 million, which will be suspended when Clabeaux has surrendered real estate, personal property, and bank and investment accounts. The full judgment will become due immediately if the defendants are found to have misrepresented their financial condition. Litigation continues against the remaining defendant, Benjamin Moskel.

The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the proposed consent judgment was 4-0. The consent judgment was entered by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on March 13, 2014.

NOTE:  Consent judgments have the force of law when approved and signed by the District Court judge.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:

Frank Dorman,
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2674

STAFF CONTACT:

Barbara E. Bolton,
FTC’s Southeast Region
404-656-1362

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it-merge.net

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Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom it-merge.net”…

Domain Name: IT-MERGE.NET
Registrar: PAKNIC (PRIVATE) LIMITED
Whois Server: whois.paknic.com
Referral URL: http://www.paknic.com
Name Server: NS1.EECAU.COM
Name Server: NS2.KAHRE.CC
Name Server: NS3.GUOJO.CC
Status: ok
Updated Date: 05-mar-2014
Creation Date: 17-feb-2014
Expiration Date: 17-feb-2015

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:04:46 UTC <<<

Queried whois.paknic.com with "it-merge.net"…

Domain name: IT-MERGE.NET

Created On: 2/17/2014 9:20:34 AM
Expires On: 2/17/2015 9:20:34 AM
Last Updated On: 2/17/2014 9:20:34 AM

Registrant:
Elizabeth McKay
Elizabeth McKay eryk@it-merge.net
90 East Street
MARESFIELD, MARESFIELD TN22 3ZB
UK
44.07768953 Fax: 44.07768953

Administrative Contact:
Elizabeth McKay
Elizabeth McKay eryk@it-merge.net
90 East Street
MARESFIELD, MARESFIELD TN22 3ZB
UK
44.07768953 Fax: 44.07768953

Billing Contact:
Elizabeth McKay
Elizabeth McKay eryk@it-merge.net
90 East Street
MARESFIELD, MARESFIELD TN22 3ZB
UK
44.07768953 Fax: 44.07768953

Technical Contact:
Elizabeth McKay
Elizabeth McKay eryk@it-merge.net
90 East Street
MARESFIELD, MARESFIELD TN22 3ZB
UK
44.07768953 Fax: 44.07768953

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WhoIs ~ sendrillionllc@gmail.com

Address lookup
canonical name bechamet.us

aliases
addresses 173.44.245.236
Domain Whois record

sendrillionllc

Queried whois.nic.us with “bechamet.us”…

Domain Name: BECHAMET.US
Domain ID: D39538302-US
Sponsoring Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar URL (registration services): whois.enom.com
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: AE03E7B50CF7C7E5
Registrant Name: R. Garcia
Registrant Organization: Sendrillion
Registrant Address1: 2885 Sanford Ave SW
Registrant Address2: #24199
Registrant City: Grandville
Registrant State/Province: MI
Registrant Postal Code: 49418
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.3076382820
Registrant Email: Sendrillionllc@gmail.com
Registrant Application Purpose: P1
Registrant Nexus Category: C21
Administrative Contact ID: AE03E7B50CF7C7E5
Administrative Contact Name: R. Garcia
Administrative Contact Organization: Sendrillion
Administrative Contact Address1: 2885 Sanford Ave SW
Administrative Contact Address2: #24199
Administrative Contact City: Grandville
Administrative Contact State/Province: MI
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Administrative Contact Country: United States
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Administrative Application Purpose: P1
Administrative Nexus Category: C21
Billing Contact ID: AE03E7B50CF7C7E5
Billing Contact Name: R. Garcia
Billing Contact Organization: Sendrillion
Billing Contact Address1: 2885 Sanford Ave SW
Billing Contact Address2: #24199
Billing Contact City: Grandville
Billing Contact State/Province: MI
Billing Contact Postal Code: 49418
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.3076382820
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Billing Application Purpose: P1
Billing Nexus Category: C21
Technical Contact ID: AE03E7B50CF7C7E5
Technical Contact Name: R. Garcia
Technical Contact Organization: Sendrillion
Technical Contact Address1: 2885 Sanford Ave SW
Technical Contact Address2: #24199
Technical Contact City: Grandville
Technical Contact State/Province: MI
Technical Contact Postal Code: 49418
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.3076382820
Technical Contact Email: Sendrillionllc@gmail.com
Technical Application Purpose: P1
Technical Nexus Category: C21
Name Server: DNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS3.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS4.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS5.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Created by Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Domain Registration Date: Thu Mar 07 19:40:51 GMT 2013
Domain Expiration Date: Thu Mar 06 23:59:59 GMT 2014
Domain Last Updated Date: Sat Oct 19 21:24:23 GMT 2013

>>>> Whois database was last updated on: Sun Feb 23 03:03:44 GMT 2014 <<<<

Network Whois record

Queried whois.arin.net with "n 173.44.245.236"…

NetRange: 173.44.128.0 – 173.44.255.255
CIDR: 173.44.128.0/17
OriginAS:
NetName: EONIX-NET-173-44-128-0-1-BLK-4
NetHandle: NET-173-44-128-0-1
Parent: NET-173-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
RegDate: 2009-12-11
Updated: 2012-03-02
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-173-44-128-0-1

OrgName: Eonix Corporation
OrgId: EONIX
Address: 2360 Corporate Circle Suite 400
City: Henderson
StateProv: NV
PostalCode: 89074
Country: US
RegDate: 2006-05-31
Updated: 2011-09-24
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/EONIX

OrgTechHandle: ADMIN839-ARIN
OrgTechName: Administrator
OrgTechPhone: +1-877-841-3341
OrgTechEmail: admin@infinitie.net
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ADMIN839-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: ADMIN839-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Administrator
OrgAbusePhone: +1-877-841-3341
OrgAbuseEmail: admin@infinitie.net
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ADMIN839-ARIN

RTechHandle: ADMIN839-ARIN
RTechName: Administrator
RTechPhone: +1-877-841-3341
RTechEmail: admin@infinitie.net
RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ADMIN839-ARIN

RAbuseHandle: ADMIN839-ARIN
RAbuseName: Administrator
RAbusePhone: +1-877-841-3341
RAbuseEmail: admin@infinitie.net
RAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ADMIN839-ARIN

RNOCHandle: ADMIN839-ARIN
RNOCName: Administrator
RNOCPhone: +1-877-841-3341
RNOCEmail: admin@infinitie.net
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DNS records

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refresh: 3600
retry: 1801
expire: 604800
minimum ttl: 3601
3601s (01:00:01)
bechamet.us IN RRSIG
type covered: NSEC (47)
algorithm: RSA/SHA-1 (5)
labels: 2
original ttl: 86400 (1.00:00:00)
signature expiration: 2014-03-10 00:56:34Z
signature inception: 2014-02-07 23:59:12Z
key tag: 28020
signer's name: us
signature:
(1024 bits)

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bechamet.us IN NSEC
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LinkedIn.com – Job Scams

scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this PUBLIC ALERT regarding LinkedIn.com. This is to warn individuals that it is un-advisable to post PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL or DETAIL information on PUBLIC FORUMS and to exercise case and caution.

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Reports online also suggest that there are growing number of FAKE JOBS on LinkedIn.com

A security firm is warning about what it says is a growing scam on a popular professional networking site LinkedIn.

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BBB – False Reporting (866) 398-1178

How reliable are some Accreditation on the BBB?

scamFRAUDalert is CONCERN organized CRIMINAL SCAMMERS managing our most precious databases are deleting and altering reports on websites properties  they are being pay to manage or host. The report published on the Logo4BBB-Business or Charity Name result [Find Business Reviews] regarding PREDATORSWATCH.COM is FALSE.

Our concern is that WE ARE SEEING reports ON THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU websites being ALTER, DELETED or just plain FABRICATION (FALSE).

This first came to our attention when we encountered Albert Ahdoot dba Colocation America Corporation.

As we reported, the BBB had graded Colocation America with an “F” and subsequently DELETED the GRADE. The BBB – Las Vegas refusal to make publish our COMPLAINT.

Recently we reported on the site Drivers-Licenses.org and miraculously all the BBB reports for which we had reference got DELETED.

Now we are seeing that the BBB is reporting a toll number (866) 398-1178 we once owned since 2007 and recently had DISCOUNTED approximately ten months ago did belong to the website Predatorswatch.com. THIS IS A FALSE REPORT.

The DELETION and FALSIFICATION of REPORTS on the BBB websites can directly be attributed to a rogue employee within the IT Department or the HOST PROVIDER for which the BBB have entered into a contractual relationship to managed and host BBB websites as the culprits.

Some superuser or an Administrator with access to reports filed is the culprit. This is clearly a THREAT to OUTSOURCING IT services to ROGUE CORPORATION operating on two fronts. Legitimate and Illegitimate.

This is nothing more than ORGANIZED CRIME.

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