Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Permanent Error Photos and Perk Based Extortion

by Hal Mooz 10. December 2013 20:56

Revenge porn and extortion scheme uncovered in California

A California man was charged Tuesday with running a nationwide revenge porn site — and a second website used to extort tens of thousands of dollars from victims desperate to have their pictures removed, officials said. Kevin Bollaert, 27, the alleged co-founder of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com, was arrested after a five-month probe and hit with 31 counts of conspiracy and other felonies. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

But court papers say he told an investigator he knew "lives are getting ruined." "I feel bad about the whole thing and like I just don't want to do it anymore," the San Diego man allegedly said.

The first site allowed users to post sexually explicit photos of people without their permission, and required them to include the victim's full name, location, age and Facebook profile, prosecutors said. The site would then direct victims to changemyreputation.com, which offered to remove the pictures for a fee of up to $350, prosecutors said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said forensic investigators discovered tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a PayPal account linked to email for the site. "This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” she said in a statement.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21852765-revenge-porn-and-extortion-scheme-uncovered-in-california?lite

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Unusual Doctrine Based Enforcement Decision

by Hal Mooz 7. December 2013 09:55

'Theft of power' lands electric-car driver in jail

A Georgia man found himself in handcuffs after charging his electric car outside a middle school where his son was playing tennis in what police alleged was unlawful “theft” of county power worth roughly five cents.

Kamooneh was officially charged with theft by taking what the officer said was “theft of power” by not seeking permission from the DeKalb County School system to charge his car there, according to the police report.

Sgt. Ernesto Ford of the of the Chamblee Police Department declined to discuss the incident further with NBC News, but told WXIA that Kamooneh “broke the law. He stole something that wasn’t his.”

“A theft is a theft,” he added.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/04/21756802-theft-of-power-lands-electric-car-driver-in-jail?lite

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Not A Fact Based Decision - Possible Flawed Intuition?

by Hal Mooz 21. November 2013 08:43

Giant Boeing 747 freighter lands at wrong Kansas airport

A behemoth Boeing air freighter bound for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., landed Wednesday night at a nearby smaller commercial airport by mistake, and officials scrambled to come up with a plan to get it back in the air.

A recording of a radio conversation with air traffic controllers appears to show that crew members were still unsure of their location even after landing at Jabara, which has no control tower and doesn't normally handle cargo traffic. Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is the main commercial airport in the region. In the recording, one of the pilots can be heard mistakenly telling the control tower at AFB McConnell that they landed at nearby Beech Factory Airport, then asking for details of other airports in the area.

"Let me ask you this, how many airports...are there?" one of the crew members is heard asking.

Officials were initially worried that the plane — which weighs 400,000 pounds even when empty — would be grounded because Jabara’s 6,100-foot runway is about half the length of the runways at AFB McConnell. But by morning they had determined there was enough room for a takeoff and scheduled a noon departure.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/21/21559785-giant-boeing-747-freighter-lands-at-wrong-kansas-airport?lite

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Photos Can Be A Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 16. November 2013 12:28

'Revenge porn' victims press for new laws

Annmarie Chiarini's long-distance boyfriend was goading her to pose nude. The pictures would be for his eyes only, Chiarini recalls him saying, because she was so beautiful and because he missed her so much. He promised, she said, they would be stored on a compact disc and hidden in his drawer.

Chiarini believed him — until they broke up and the CD was auctioned on eBay with a link emailed to her friends and family. Copies were later mailed to her son's Catholic school kindergarten teacher and the department head at the college where Chiarini taught English. The images eventually wound up on a pornographic video-sharing site, earning 4,000 views in less than two weeks.

It's called "revenge porn," and it's legal in every state but California and New Jersey. A person shares a sexually explicit photo or video with a partner, only to see those images pop up online months or even years later — typically after a bad breakup. The images are often tied to the person's name, address and phone number. And in a particularly disturbing twist, some of the sites appear to be running side businesses offering "reputation protection services": Dump $500 into a PayPal account and maybe they will take down your photo.

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/revenge-porn-victims-press-for-new-laws

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