Public Mugshots

Public Mugshots

 

In this digital era information is everything. While most find it interesting and humorous when they see their favorite celebrity get arrested, with article after article published online for the world to see. It is all fun in games until it happens to them. Public mugshots are unflattering, embarrassing and in certain situations, completely misleading. Unfortunately, the United States classifies public mugshots and booking information as “public knowledge”. Moreso, this means you have the ability to obtain anybody’s arrest record by simply going online. Google has become a double-edged sword when it comes to handling your online reputation management. Say goodbye to “first-impressions”, Google has become a stalker’s paradise.

As soon as an arrest is made (prior to any conviction), an individual is booked and processed at a police station. Next, his or her mugshot photos are then uploaded into county records. Within hours, news stations can obtain this information and write a story online for their readers. The purpose of the police capturing a mugshot of the arrestee is to confirm identity with a photographic record. Many police departments have their own websites with a well-kept database for anyone to browse through. If your county does not, you can always venture into town and ask for that individuals’ records face-to-face at the clerk of courts office.

Seeing as public mugshots can hinder the success of those individuals’ not convicted, websites like BustedMugshots.com or Mugshots.com (along with county offices) are free to publish. As long as the websites do not report a conviction or verdict, the fact that an arrested did occur will never change.

 

 

What are the Laws on Public Mugshots?

What is said online can have prolonged effects, even commenting on a post on Facebook negatively could haunt you for years to come. Everyday arrest records are published online for anyone with a computer or smartphone to see. There are about 300 websites, spread throughout the nation, that publish mugshots online. As unethical as this may seem, many sites feel as if they are doing a service for the community. Yes, from the opposing perspective they appear to be extortionists set up to ruin your life. When in reality, their goal is transparency. Think of it this way, if you have small children that play outside every day wouldn’t you like to know if anyone in your neighborhood has a criminal record? There have been many state statutes implemented over the past year, none of which have been successful.

Protected by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) these websites are completely within the legal confines to display mugshots without the consent of the arrestee. The rights to each mugshot belong to the county offices. Once that information is shared publicly it may be distributed as pleased. This means if your ex-spouse decides to post your mugshot on Facebook (as long as they do not talk negatively) they are allowed to do so.

 

– The Freedom of Information Act Allows These Sites to Operate –

 

Furthermore, some states like Georgia have established a 30-day removal policy when it comes to handling mugshots online. Not complying with this removal policy will result in a violation of the law.  Most of these websites are located within the borders of the United States, however many are not. This means these statutes are not relevant as no state can enforce a law if the “offender” is located in Belize or Guatemala. With limited censorship online, people are at the mercy of these publication websites.

Many websites will remove if the case is closed, dismissed, or expunged. If you are struggling with a mugshot removal and would like assistance, please call us directly at 866-601-6803, or click here to visit our contact page.

 

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Do Public Mugshots Show on Google?

Unfortunately yes. Google is a neutral and unbias search engine, this means they cannot pick and choose what appears in the results. In addition, if you are an individual with a very minimal presence online you will end up suffering the most. When a mugshot website decides to publish public mugshots they will include your name several times in the article. By not having a lot of information online in reference to you, this information is more likely to appear on the first page of Google.

While states are still working to establish laws to eliminate these mugshot sites for good there are many merchants such PayPal that are working to combat these sites themselves. So if you attempt to pay an individual and write “mugshot removal” in the description, PayPal may not approve your transaction. There have been some efforts from Google, Yahoo, and Bing as well. This included a severe decrease in traffic for the keywords like, “mugshot” or “arrest removal” a few years back. Making it almost impossible to locate an arrest if you were not familiar with that particular website (i.e. Bustedmugshots.com, mugshots.com, etc). Nowadays you can simply visit Google and type in your first and last name, along with the word “arrest” to uncover any arrest records.

 

How to Remove Mugshots

If you or someone you know is experiencing a negative post online such as a public mugshot you do have options. For starters, the owners of these websites know they are within the legal confines to publish an arrest record so sending threatening emails will get you nowhere. By providing each website will the legal documents falsifying their post, they will most likely terminate the publication. Sending your legal documents of dismissal will greatly assist. The only issue here is locating an address as many sites do not publicly display their location for obvious reasons.

A simple WHOIS search (Domaintools.com) can assist you with tracking any phone numbers or addresses down that you will need. Here are some additional ways that you can attempt to remove a mugshot on your own before contacting us here at EraseMugshots.com.

  • Review the privacy policies on each website, most will disclose how you can remove your record.
  • Send dismissal or expungement paperwork via certified mail to each distinct website.
  • Contact an Online Reputation Management company for tips, we offer a 100% guarantee for all removals.

 

We never discourage any individual from attempting removals on their own. We do advise that you are cautious and understanding to the requests these sites make, as frustrating as it can be. If you are struggling to obtain contact information please call today and we can assist with all your removal questions.

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How Long are Mugshots Online?

As the saying goes, once something is online, it is there forever. In most situations this is true, your arrest records (unless expunged) will always remain at the county offices. The mugshot(s) will remain online indefinitely unless the post is deleted by the website owner. If you are seeing a mugshot online, doing nothing and expecting it to eventually disappear will never happen. You need to be proactive in fighting against these publications. Furthermore, you can assist in suppressing your own negative information online by creating positive content! Create social media accounts and stay active on them, over time you will see some results.

In most cases, the removal process can take years. Here at EraseMugshots we can have a public mugshot removed from Google in sometimes 72-hours! Many removal cases take in upwards of 30-days and all backed with a money-back guarantee. There is ZERO risk with our solution. If we fail you see the money back in your account the next day. What do you have to lose? It is time you take control of your future and finally land that dream job you deserve. Stop letting your past hold you back from accomplishing your goals in life. Be proactive, call EraseMugshots today.

 

 

 

What is Online Reputation Management?

Introduction to Online Reputation Management

 

Generally speaking, online reputation management is everywhere. Whether you are applying for a job, scholarship, college, or even looking for the love of your life, you may be concerned about what others can find out about you online. As tons of employers and colleges use the web to find information about potential employees or students, anything considered unfavorable can lead to an automatic rejection.

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Any negative attribute of the past or misleading information can cost people various opportunities, which is why it is important to manage your online reputation. Online reputation management permits you to control what others view about you and ensures that you will be able to maintain your positive image on the web.

 

How Does Online Reputation Management Work?

Online reputation management works similarly to search engine optimization (SEO), but with a few variations. Search engine optimization (SEO) leans more toward marketing and utilizes keywords and phrases that aim for organic website traffic. Bloggers use this tactic to appear first on sites like YouTube or Pinterest.

Online reputation management does not take control over one page, but various pages that contain information about you. Instead of focusing solely on ranking, it focuses on what kind of information is located on the first page. While maintaining your top rankings you can suppress unwanted articles, easily. This permits you to present the best image possible to anyone who Googles your name.

 

Components of Online Reputation Management

Online reputation management strategies are all relatively the same but can vary depending on the complexity of the situation. Nevertheless, here are a few rules that online reputation management follows:

 

Social Media 

Social media accounts usually end up toward the top of the page when it pertains to Googling someone’s name. Sites like Facebook or Linkedin easily be placed at the top results for your name. Social media platforms are controlled by you. Nobody else, you are in complete control.

 

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Privacy Protection

Online reputation management strategies include looking out for personal information on the web. Opting out of these background sites will eliminate any chance a future employer will see it.

 

Boosting the Right Pages

Avoiding negative pages and comments, responding to positive feedback, and visiting positive pages about you will boost up the information that you want to be seen.

 

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The Importance of ORM

In conclusion, your online reputation lasts forever. As more employers and individuals are coming online, the Internet is becoming the source for finding personal information. This is why managing your reputation and removing personal information from online is a must. It will save you from the hardships of having a negative online reputation, plain and simple. All in all, give us a call or fill out a contact form to speak with a knowledgeable representative today.

 

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3 Ways Online Corporate Reputation Can Be Destroyed

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Corporate ORM Tips

 

Building your reputation is vital in establishing your business. It can take years to find yourself standing out among competitors. With all of that hard work, you would think that a few mistakes here and there would not tarnish your reputation – but that is not the case.

 

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Your reputation has become much more fragile as the world has found itself online. Now, instead of people forgetting when your business makes a mistake, it can be easily found online when individuals search for your company’s name (read more). This is extremely threatening to any business, established and growing alike, and can even lead to your company’s fate. A corporate reputation can be destroyed at a moment’s notice. You must avoid these few mistakes can save your business from failure.

 

Accidentally Leaking Data

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With advancements in technology, company information has become all-too-easy to access through your phone or personal laptop. As much as this makes taking care of company matters simple and easy, it also enables you to be much more susceptible to data leakage. This data leakage can expose private company information, welcoming hackers and other threats. Ultimately destroying your business and reputation. Making your employees aware of these mistakes will minimize yours. 

 

Careless Posting

 

The internet permits us to post freely – which is a good and bad thing. Most CEOs are very mindful of what they post online. They must because of the amount of trouble a controversial post can ensue is not worth it. Corporations have crumbled over the posting of defamatory information. Overall, the best way to ensure a stable reputation is to stop posting negatively about others online.

 

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Gossiping About Clients

 

Ever heard of the phrase, “The customer is always right”? Even if you do not believe this is true, gossiping about them to other customers is unprofessional. Talking negatively behind your associates back is an easy way to ruin a relationship. Trust in business is important. When speaking of other clients, always maintain a professional and credible tone.

 

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Maintaining Your Online Corporate Reputation

Finally, your online corporate reputation is everything, which is why it is extremely important to keep a close eye on it. Avoiding these mistakes can ensure for a much more positive and professional online corporate reputation. Time to grow your target market and consumer base.

 

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What to Do When People Damage Your Reputation

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Negative Reviews Damaging Your Reputation?

 

Damaged Reputation in 2018 | Owning a business has its ups and downs. Hiring the right people to represent your company can be a very tedious task. You must exhaust all your time and energy into training these individuals which pulls you away from your own work. Make sure you are employing the right people based on merit and who is the best fit. Hiring on a gut decision or to “help out a friend” has more negatives than positives in the long run. You have worked hard to create your brand, be careful about who you let in, as the consequences could be dire.

Having to let an employee goes is never easy. The backlash of what could happen can be detrimental to your companies reputation. All it takes is a single review on Glassdoor or Yelp to severely hinder performance.

 

 

First-impressions have left the building. Everyone turns to review sites as a “tell-all” source for answers to their questions. 50% of the time when an employee leaves an organization they will talk about it online (positive or negative). Make sure you are carefully monitoring your online reputation so you know right away. Many top prospects may be deterred after researching your company and seeing an ex-employee talking negatively about the management.

In a study done by inc.com, Craig Bloem discusses how 84 percent of individuals trust online review platforms as much as they trust their friends. Of that 84%, over half of them will make their decision right then and there. Only after reading the first 4-6 reviews they have developed a strong “understanding” of how you operate. (Read more)

 

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Here are some tips you can start to implement to help generate positive reviews:

Satisfaction Surveys 

One of the best things you can do apart from generating reviews is gaining a general sense of how your customers feel. After a purchase is made simply email a customer satisfaction survey to each customer. They may not all give you their feedback but some will. Being proactive is a great characteristic to have. People who notice you care more will appreciate you on a higher level, regardless if you have negative reviews online.

The best part about these surveys that is they are NOT public. You can read the feedback before publishing it on your website. This helps to limit the damaged reputation while still providing constructive criticism at the same time.

 

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Bad Reviews are Opportunities NOT Problems

When it comes to your damaged reputation, make sure you are being proactive. What is the point of gaining the feedback if you are not taking action to resolve those issues? Needless to say, be careful about how you respond to the negative feedback. There is nothing worse than reading an argument between a client/ex-employee and the company. This shows other prospects you offer an inadequate service.

 

 

Ex-employees May Target Your Company

Everyone has the ability to hide behind a computer monitor and vent their opinion and feelings about the world. Many enjoy reading these, but as a business owner, these are your worst nightmare. With this “internet review” trend that is rapidly growing, disgruntled employees are free to post carelessly online. Disgruntled employees are the leading cause of many companies’ damaged reputation.

As an employee at a company, be careful who you associate yourself with. Your cube mate today could be your worst enemy in months to come. Only allow trustworthy colleagues to leave recommendations on your LinkedIn. Linkedin houses over 400 million profiles, it is the Mecca of professional social platforms. If your company utilizes recruiters on LinkedIn, negative reviews may leave you wondering how you cannot find any reputable candidates. 

 

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What if you have a Damaged Reputation?

First of all, keep calm and think logically. Do not react out of anger because the world will see it. When attempting to rectify a damaged reputation online simply present the facts and admit guilt when you are at fault. Regardless if others do not agree with you, taking responsibility has a positive impact.

If you feel like you are being targeted under false pretense there are some steps you can take to fix it. Sites like Google, Yelp, and LinkedIn will work with you if you can provide proof. When a fictitious review is posted there are a few things Google can do to validate that account. Say that is the only review that person has ever left. Google may deindex or even remove the review as they view it as defamatory (again only if you can provide proof).

 

 

EraseMugshots is Here to Help!

It can be very overwhelming trying to deal with a bad review while maintaining your business. If you are struggling to have a fictitious review removed or even a news article you deem liable we can help. Our knowledgeable team of ORM strategist will ensure a successful suppression/removal of this negative feedback. Online reputation is no joke and should never be taken lightly. It WILL NOT fix itself.

Call us now at 844-445-6096 to learn more.

 

Revenge Porn

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REVENGE PORN | With the availability of apps such as SnapChat, exchanging pornographic images has become all too easy for anyone with a smartphone. Pornographic images are saved to the individual’s phone and in most circumstances and do not go any further than that. Although, for others, bitter ex-girlfriends, boyfriends, or even husband and wives can post the images online as a form of “revenge porn”.

Revenge porn is one of the greatest threats to an individual’s online reputation and may very well ruin a person’s life and image. Abstaining from sending pornographic images is the best way to ensure that this never happens, but as revenge porn has grown rapidly with the increase in technology and picture-sharing availability, legislation may take effect. Although this route may be rather lengthy and complex. Banning the use of revenge porn saves the reputation of individuals who have indulged in illicit video and picture sharing.

 

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FTC vs. Revenge Porn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action in the past against revenge porn sites and creators. For example, Craig Brittain was a male who would pose as a woman on Craigslist. He would receive payments from users who requested nude photographs of certain people. In addition, he would post them on his website, to which most of the photos were posted without approval.

Seeking removal? Individuals’ seeking removal are given a form to fill out only to be redirected to a removal site that was owned by Craig as well (which asked for money). Fortunately, the FTC decided to intervene and had the website removed. It is important to take action. Individuals partaking in revenge porn will not face charges thanks to the FTC.

 

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Repairing Your Reputation

In conclusion, having a damaged reputation is stressful but there are many alternative routes you can take. Do not stress, there are ways to manage this. Finding out what is online is as easy as Googling yourself. 

 

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EraseMugshots offers a FREE ANALYSIS which uncovers all of the website displaying your arrest content online and mugshots. Due to our 100% risk-free guarantee approach, EM’s removal specialists can have your online reputation back to normal in just 72-hours!

How Can They Do That on the Internet?

How Can They Do That on the Internet?

It is highly unregulated, however, which can be a problem. The way the internet operates is mainly based on the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which states that certain popular websites are immune from civil lawsuits resulting from content posted by third parties. Additionally, some of those websites are able to restrict access, edit, and remove third-party content at their discretion as well.

While good on paper, the CDA has actually caused the formation of websites that ask people to pay them in order for the negative material to erased. And, at the same time, it has given rise to websites that purposefully post false and negative information about individuals in an effort to encourage them to make those payments.

Tricks of the Trade

Numerous review websites now exist that do not enable people to get to know individuals or businesses but to make money instead. For instance:

  • 1st website alters complaints and reviews to make them look more favorable – for a payment
  • 2nd website has paid monitoring and brand advocacy programs in place.
  • 3rd website offers an “independent arbitration” service, meaning that those accused of cheating on their partners need to pay to have their information removed.
  • 4th website offers to have criminal records expunged from the internet for a certain fee.

How Can They Do That?

It can appear very unfair to have to pay a business to remove negative information. In fact, some people claim that it is completely illegal and is, in fact, a form of extortion. However, in a recent lawsuit against Yelp!, Inc, it was once again affirmed that it is in fact completely legal to do this. 

There are numerous loopholes that websites rely on, however. Websites do not say that they will post negative content for payment. Rather, they inform someone that the content is there and ask if they would like to remove it. 

Mugshots.com is a clear example of what NOT to do. Read more.

What They Cannot Do – Internet Defamation, Slander, and Libel

Certain things are illegal online:

Defamation, which means that a false negative statement is made about you that harms your reputation. It includes both slander and libel.

  1. Libel, which is defamation posted online, often through blog posts, ratings, reviews, bulletin board posts, comments, and web pages
  2. Slander, which is spoken defamation on audio files, podcasts, or transcribed videos.

It is not unheard of for websites that request payment to have negative information removed, to come up with false and untruthful information. This constitutes defamation. They feel comfortable doing so, however, because they know how difficult it is for you to prove defamation. It is your responsibility to show that:

The statement is false and that it is a representation of fact, rather than opinion. Only facts are true, whereas opinions are not.

  1. The statement has harmed or can harm your reputation.
  2. The statement was made without adequate research or due diligence into its truthfulness. Essentially, you must be able to provide that it was willfully shared with full knowledge of it being a false statement.

Perhaps the greatest loophole, therefore, and the reason why so many companies think nothing of posting negative and/or untruthful things about individuals, is because they know there is very little you will do. Usually, the payment they require for the removal of that information will be far less than the legal fees involved with taking legal action for defamation, libel, or slander, and there are no guarantees that you will win the case because of the complexities involved. Hiring an online reputation management company can improve your positive awareness online.

Internet Reputation Monitoring

Internet Reputation Monitoring

At EraseMugshots.com, our goal is to make sure you look good online. To achieve this, three key services are available: background check removal service, mugshot removal, and internet monitoring service. The three are separate packages, but they all work in tandem with each other.

Background Check Removal Service

The background check removal service, for instance, is designed to make sure that personal information and arrest records are removed from the 30 biggest background check service providers the world over. In so doing, potential damages, either personally or professionally, are minimized. This service is suitable for people who believe that their criminal records or other personal data may be a significant hindrance to finding housing, employment, or even a date. It should be noted that there is a lot of money to be made in providing people with access to personal data, which is the focus of background check service providers. Indeed, even sealed and expunged details are readily available online to anyone willing to pay the price. Of course, there is a disclaimer stating that the information may not be used to make decisions on housing or employment, but oftentimes that is exactly what it is used for.

Mugshot Removal Service

Another key service is the ability to eliminate mugshots & arrest records found online. This is done by analyzing a person’s web presence, finding any arrest records that are posted online, to determine what needs to be removed. We then set about eliminating those arrest records, ensuring that they are removed within 72 hours. We are one of the only companies that offer a total removal solution. And once the records have been removed, we ensure that the main search engines are cleaned up as well, by putting in requests for immediate removal of the now-defunct links to those records. We are so confident in our ability to do this that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Internet Monitoring Service

While the above-mentioned tools are hugely important in terms of improving your reputation online, they only focus on what is already there. Our most important service is monitoring a person’s reputation online. This is a service that can either be used on its own or follow our other services. Online reputation management is our specialization. With this service, we monitor your reputation, manage it, protect it, and even promote it. Your reputation is an essential asset, and it is vital that you are aware of what people are saying about you so that you can make the necessary changes if possible and so that any negative comments are dealt with properly. Through our service, your presence will be monitored around the clock, and we ensure that you are completely in control.
We offer this service to businesses and individuals alike. We make sure that you know exactly what people say about you online, while at the same time ensuring that all the good things about you become more visible. Our service looks at every element of your online reputation, while at the same time removing any negative content that is out there. We do this through a variety of strategies, including online privacy control and social media reputation management to name but a few. And, again, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Our internet monitoring service is available as a monthly subscription package. With this package, we will monitor your name in all of the major search engines, protect you against defamation, improve and correct any false information about you, provide you with new information alerts, remove your personal information, monitor all your social media accounts, and manage your web presence. Your reputation is valuable and we live in an age in which this simply cannot be ignored anymore. In fact, you should take a proactive, strategic approach to not just monitoring your reputation, but build it and transform it into a positive one. If you don’t do this, any problem will go by unnoticed until it starts to spiral out of control, possibly causing permanent damage.

We offer a fast and reliable service that is 100% confidential. Our package has proven to be particularly popular with corporate professionals and entrepreneurs, but it can be used by anyone who wants to ensure online privacy and develop a positive online reputation. We also offer personalized services, in which customized packages can be created to suit your requirements in the event that our standard packages are insufficient to cover all your concerns. Once again, there is no risk involved because this service is 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.

Remove Background Check- For more than just a job

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2 billion dollars. That’s how much revenue the background check industry generated in the previous fiscal year. Astonishing as it might sounds, this industry has seen an encouraging annual growth of an average of 1.3% in the last five years and is predicted to grow even bigger and faster in the coming decade. Long gone are those days when the use of background checks was limited to employers who wanted to screen potential job candidates for previous criminal records or other irregularities. Research firms estimate over 5500 business in this field, a strong testament to the proliferation of its use for other purposes. This growth has been achieved largely in part due to the low barriers to entry for online services. 

 

The most high profile usage of background checks has been for the well politicized issue of gun regulation. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been used by the government as its first line of defense against crimes that involve firearms. This comes in the wake of multiple shooting tragedies that have occurred over the last decade, most notably the Sandy Hook shootings where a mentally instable man opened fire in an elementary school killing 28 people, 20 of whom were children. NICS has flagged over 2.4 million transactions since its inception thereby potential saving a lot of lives. Reports from the Department of Justice claim that over 10% of the 5.9 million violent crimes in the country in 2014 were committed by offenders armed with a gun.

 

Resident screening is another area where background checks are rampant nowadays. There is an ever increasing number of firms that provide landlords with the ability to comprehensively screen their prospective tenants for security reasons. Landlords face lesser risks by knowing their tenant’s’ credit history, criminal record, and other public records ahead of time, and can easily weed out potential candidates who they consider not worth the trouble. On the flip side, this can also result in a significant percentage of the population, which actually needs cheap housing the most, being denied of housing opportunities or even getting priced out due to concerns over their background checks. AirBnB bought a background check tech startup called Trooly recently in order to take preventive measures against troublemakers that plague its home-rental service. Remove background check 

 

Internet has grown into one of the most popular ways to find a partner. The world of online dating has seen a remarkable growth, with recent statistics suggesting that as many as 20 million people visit a dating site at least once a month. However, the rise of ‘catfishing’ scams coupled with the ease of making misleading profiles has resulted in the loss of trust of users towards online strangers.

A 2013 study found that over 30 percent of users scope out potential partners and carry out their own little background check through social media and search engines before meeting/dating someone. Popular dating apps like Tinder show linked Facebook and Instagram accounts which makes it easy to snoop around and stalk people. Besides being curious about previous relationships, users are also interested in finding out details about criminal offenses or court appearances. A lot of popular online dating platforms such as Match and eHarmony screen their clients to find offenders of sexual assault, identity theft, and violence.

 

There are fairly recent cases of background checks being used that involve the younger generation. In the light of high profile pedophilia scandals that have engulfed the church and other religious institutions over the past decade, new legislation has been passed to ensure background checks for all adults who seek employment or volunteer opportunities with routine contact with children in order to protect the children of this country from people in a position of authority who have been convicted of sexual abuse against minors. The Common Application portal which is used by all students as a one-stop process for applying to college and other higher education institutions incorporated two questions in 2007 asking students to disclose their disciplinary history and criminal record, although it is now being actively protested and fought against by student groups and universities who claim it unfairly “impedes minority and disadvantaged students’ chances at admission.” Remove background check

 

The legalization of medical marijuana to a certain extent in as many as 30 states in America has given birth to a number of new neighborhood dispensaries. In order to ensure the safety and sustainability of their operations and license, a lot of these dispensaries will be in the market for background check providers. This provides a whole new market of potential clients for the background check industry. The legalization of marijuana will also have an impact on the policies of employers in these states, who will look to revise and update their background checks to stay in line with the new laws. Similarly, background checks are now being strictly enacted in law enforcement agencies to prevent the recruitment of officers with a sordid past. This comes as a relief to the minority communities of the country who have been at the receiving end of police brutality and racial profiling. Just last month, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office fired Deputy Ferguson for falsifying a search warrant, and dropped 17 cases that were compromised as a result of it.

 

The scope of use of background checks has undergone tremendous change. What was once considered a luxury is now considered a necessity, and everyone from the public sector to the private sector enlists the services of background check providers. This industry has brilliantly converted an expensive, time and labor consuming ordeal into an automated paperless solution. No longer used exclusively for immigration and employer services, background checks are now used by over 80% of US businesses. This industry now has a national trade association, industry standards, and definitive publications on background screening. It has seen such success and widespread adoption that it is now heavily regulated by the likes of FCRA , FACT, EEOC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Patriot Act to name a few. Remove Background Check

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Remove InstantCheckmate.com Information

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Erasemugshots.com is a business that focuses on helping businesses and individuals get rid of listings that negatively affect their reputation and privacy. They have experienced huge successes with this, and are now the go-to source for people who find defamatory information is listed about them online. The company is proud to announce that they now have a new privacy solution in place that enables them to remove Instantcheckmate profiles.

Adam from EraseMugshots.com says: “We launched to give people the ability to remove mugshots and remove arrest records from the internet. Arrest records will always be accessible at the government records depot and local courthouses, but that does not mean they have to be accessible through a basic Google search.”

Adam from EraseMugshots.com says: “We launched to give people the ability to remove mugshots and remove arrest records from the internet. Arrest records will always be accessible at the government records depot and local court houses, but that does not mean they have to be accessible through a basic Google search.”

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Instant Checkmate, meanwhile, is an online service that allows people to instantly perform a criminal background check. They claim to offer this service in order to empower people to protect themselves, enabling them to ensure that the people they associate with do not have a history of sexual or violent offenses. The company searches a variety of public databases in order to expose arrests, charges, prison times, misdemeanors, and felony offenses. The company also aims to give people the opportunity to learn more about new people on their block, enabling them to be protected from sex offenders, for instance.

The Erase Mugshots representative adds: “On the face of it, Instant Checkmate is offering an important service. However, just from the name of the company, you can see that they are quite aggressive. And, while their site instantly provides a disclaimer on how the information provided is not FCRA compliant, people use it to make decisions. What is worrisome, however, is that there have been thousands of complaints against Instant Checkmate, with many people saying the information provided is incorrect, and that the company is engaged in clickbait, essentially encouraging people to satisfy their curiosity by looking up random people.”

The Erase Mugshots representative is referring to a Facebook advertisement showing a photograph of a CCTV camera and that of a young woman, with the statement “Search a name on this website… then brace yourself”. Indeed, a common complaint against Instant Checkmate is that they are almost voyeuristic in nature and that they cross reference their information rather than checking it for accuracy. The result is that many people have been listed on their website due to simple errors online.

The new privacy solution developed by EraseMugshots.com aims to address such errors. Their system starts by completing a thorough analysis of all the arrest records that are available online so that it becomes clear what needs to be removed and where from. The company then takes just 72 hours to erase those records from the different websites that have published them, offering a total removal solution. After that, they also clean up Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, so that the information can no longer be found through the search engines. Uniquely, Erase Mugshots does not consider their job as completed until their clients are 100% satisfied.

 

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Meanwhile, Instant Checkmate has come under significant attack as of late. Some people have, in fact, accused the company of committing criminal offenses themselves, particularly in relation to their pricing and billing policies. The Erase Mugshots representative explains: “Essentially, it seems that Instant Checkmate dangles a carrot of having information on an individual, and then requiring further payments to reveal this. Naturally, this is an awful practice. But what matters for us is that the company will almost always say that they do indeed have information, and that is enough to damage someone’s reputation. Thanks to our new privacy solution, people no longer have to worry about this, or about being listed on the site.”

People who have worked with EraseMugshots.com, by and large, are people who have been arrested in the past. What they are looking for is a chance to rebuild their lives, having served their debt to the community. While they have the opportunity to approach each individual website on which they are listed individually, this is a time-consuming activity and a very expensive one as well. Through Erase Mugshots, the hard work is done for them. The company checks and removes listings from all the different websites that hold mugshots and other such information, for a simple, easy to manage, payment. Their website lists just some of the companies that they ensure mugshot information will be removed from, showing the extent of the work that they have accomplished.

Think Positive in 2017

Improve Online Reputation

Improve Online Reputation – We all make mistakes—some are dismissed shortly after they occur, while others have more of a lasting impact. Of those more significant mistakes, arrest records typically fall into a serious category of consequence. An arrest record can influence one’s professional career and social prospects, as well as take a toll on the individual emotionally. Fortunately, it is possible to move past mistakes, including arrests, and there is no better time to do so than the start of a new year.

Clear Your Mind

The first step of moving past your 2016 arrest is to take control of your thoughts and emotions. You have likely played back the events surrounding your arrest repeatedly in your mind, taking you back to that overwhelming experience. It’s time to stop. You cannot change what happened, and constantly recalling the event will only bring forth a continuum of negative emotions.

Understand the Consequences

Even though you should not dwell on your arrest, you do need to think about its consequences. Understand how it could have been avoided so the mistake is not repeated. Take time to consider how the arrest may impact you now or in the future. Is your mug shot or arrest record on the Internet? Do you have to report the arrest to a licensing agency or your employer? How will you handle questions about your background check when applying for jobs?

Be Proactive – Improve Online Reputation

Once you have evaluated how your arrest and corresponding mug shot may impact your future, take proactive measures to prevent any further negative impact your arrest may have. Here are a few easy steps to follow:

Research laws in your city and state regarding the type of arrest record information you may be required to provide on job applications. You may not even have to disclose your arrest on certain job applications, but it is important to understand these details ahead of time.
Determine whether you can have arrest information removed from your permanent record. Most states offer the opportunity to seal or expunge certain types of arrest records. Erasemugshots.com can remove traces of your record from the Internet in just 72 hours.
Practice answering potential questions about your arrest as it may come up in professional or social settings. By practicing how you will answer, you can avoid feeling caught off guard and you will be able to competently explain the situation.
EraseMugshots.com has worked with close to 2,000 individuals with arrest records and has helped them move past their arrest. We have no doubt that you can move past yours, too.

Mugshot Removal Analysis

The first step of the removal process is to locate all publications online. This is a 30 minute process and is done at no charge to the client. After the analysis is completed we will provide you with a cost and removal timeline. Most removals are completed within 72 hours.