Sex-offender data is used to collect money and intimidate

A network of Arizona-based Internet companies is mining data from sex-offender sites maintained by law-enforcement agencies and using it to demand money and harass those who complain or refuse to pay.

State and national registries are set up to provide information on where the most serious sex offenders are living and warn that the information cannot be used to threaten, harass or intimidate offenders.

But sex offenders and others profiled by the Arizona companies accuse their operators, in a civil lawsuit and elsewhere, of running an extortion racket by demanding up to $499 for removing names, criminal histories, photographs, addresses, phone numbers and other personal data from their non-government sites.

They accuse operators of posting inaccurate or old information and using the threat of exposure as a sex offender as leverage. Full Article

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They tried to hide behind unregistered websites. They tried to hide from their victims. Now they are exposed. I am very proud to have found their identities and promise to do this for free to anyone else who wishes to discover the identities of those behind criminal acts like these guys.

This article clearly illustrates the uphill battle we’ve been dealing with. Especially when we file complaints and nothing gets done. Nothing.

So we do what Americans are supposed to do, DO SOMETHING.

Is everyone getting a bunch of spam looking emails saying that you’re record has been added to a national database? Here’s a question. Isn’t it illegal for us to look at the Megan’s Law website? Is it illegal to look at my information on those sites?

Hi,

I dont think Google is liable, but i believe they are a responsible company that hates it when their algorithms are spammed. Report your images, citing libel per se, defamation or the rico act as violations. You may also want to mention that these companies are extorting you and even paste in any communication that proves they are offering to remove your image for money. Here is the link for content removal on Google – request image search Google Content Removal
Isnt there a pro per attorney that can file a civil suit against websites like these and pay them 40% damages?