The book author, Ms. Chloe S. Ivana, has also been a victim of the mugshot-removal extortion business. She has been asked to pay for her mugshot to be taken out of a mugshot website, only to realize that these mug-shots were then found on similar websites and then the extortion cycle would repeat itself.
While mug-shots sites obtain and release mugshots and personal information, Online Reputation Management companies — often affiliated with the mug-shots sites — approach the featured arrestee offering a reputation improvement opportunity. These SEO and ORM companies ask for a lot of money to run their projects on getting other photos appear above one’s mugshot photo, which is a short-term and often ineffective way of restoring online reputation. An SEO or ORM company will claim to make the otherwise stained online presence, clean and positive again, having the victim forever captive of the mugshot racket operators.
By exposing how the so-called reputation restoration companies are the ones that put the mugshots online in the first place, Mugshots Scams Exposed aims to raise awareness on how an arrestee is unfairly caught up in a net of ruthless racketeering in which these companies profit from publicly embarrassing people.
Many victims of the mugshot removal business have been taking legal action against sites like mugshots.com and bustedmugshots.com, but there’s a long way to go before this fledgling industry is taken down completely.
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