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Sunshine State Set to Become Less Shady 😎

After 5 subsequent legislative sessions of introducing bills to address an ongoing mugshot extortion website problem, Florida’s government finally said “enough is enough” and SB 118 was signed by the Governor on June 16th. Here is a quick reminder on … Continue reading

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Please Ask Florida’s Governor to Sign SB 118!

The Florida media organized against Florida SB 118 shortly after its recent passage through the state’s legislature and is now urging the Governor to veto it. Newspaper editorial boards are all the sudden worried about an amendment to the bill … Continue reading

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SB 118 and More News

SB 118 made its way through Florida Senate hearings last month. This proposed law will allow someone whose booking photo is on a site that offers payment for removal to “bring a civil action to enjoin the continued publication or dissemination … Continue reading

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2017 Legislation Update

Earlier in 2016, Ohio HB 172 (Creates fair and accurate publishing of criminal records law) unaminsouly passed through the state House then the Senate but was unable to make it to the Governor’s desk before the session ended. The bill … Continue reading

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Bailbondcity.com: Another example of Florida’s Failure to Pass a Mugshot Site Law

Due to the insistence of media lobbying organizations, the Florida Legislature has disappointingly left mugshot site bills sitting on the table year after year. Meanwhile, people all over the USA continue to be hit up for money by profiteers hustling … Continue reading

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Florida News Site Will “Donate” Money Earned Off Mugshot Removal

I’m pretty sure the folks over at bocanewsnow.com just played an elaborate April fool’s day prank on the reputation management industry. On April 1st, the Florida news website, bocanewsnow.com, renowned for reporting local mugshots and adding their hard-hitting two cents … Continue reading

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Evolution From Mugshot Removal To Unpublish

Prior to mugshots.com rolling out the “unpublish” scheme of making money off people featured on their website, one would have to contact an “authorized mugshot removal vendor” to get rid of his/her mugshot. The reason the website’s business format all … Continue reading

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Florida: America’s Mugshot Extortion Capital

One thing that inefficient lawmakers and those behind the mugshot racket have in common is that many of them live quite comfortably in the state of Florida. Take a quick a glance at this page of online petitions and you will get … Continue reading

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Florida SB 298 & HB 265

Thanks to this fantastic New York Times article Google search results have kicked mugshot extortion websites to the curb. MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal also sent the right message to consumers by shutting the door on these shady“businesses.” It’s now overdue … Continue reading

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