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Lawmakers, Credit Card Companies Take Aim at Mug Shot Websites

For people who find their faces splashed across mug shot websites, even if they were later found innocent of the crimes, it can haunt them for the rest of their lives. Now, lawmakers and even credit card companies are stepping in to help protect people from further humiliation.

Owners of mug shot websites will post the photos released by police departments with the person’s name and information. Many then make money by charging people, sometimes hundreds of dollars, to have a mug shot removed. Dozens of these sites exist and can rack up clicks — BustedMugshots.com alone boasts nearly three million viewers per month. Full Article

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  1. Andrew Baechtel

    That’s good news, but I checked and Google missed one company called http://www.homefacts.com. Mugshots from this company are still shown near the top of google results. Additionally, Bing and Yahoo have not joined in so there is more work to be done. Hopefully the attorneys involved will continue to push this and the rest of the major search sites will come down.
    Then I think we need some effort to shut down all the pay for search background check companies that will provide your whole criminal record to anyone willing to pay. its just as damaging and anyone with a few bucks can use t to ruin you.

  2. CSF

    Does anyone know the status of lawsuits aimed at companies like homefacts.com or mugshots.com? It has been over a year but I see the same companies are still operating as before.

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