by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Is it OK to break the law to fight an alleged cyberbully? The answer appears to be yes for a certain online reputation management firm.
Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen Law Group says it best:
"Profile Defenders, which has been linked to a pattern of defrauding courts to get material removed from the Internet altogether or, at least, suppressed in search engine results, has refused to comment directly on the spate of articles describing its modus operandi. However, a press release issued yesterday suggests the direction of its defense: they are a bulwark against cyberbullying.
But if its all about cyberbullying, why not give notice to the speakers so they can defend themselves against judicial suppression?"
Profile Defenders has unclean hands given Richart Ruddie's involvement with JRR Funding/ Einstein Structured Settlements, which has been used over and over again to brandjack competitors and a promote Rip Off Reports and other complaint sites reporting about competitors in the structured settlement secondary market as well as people that call them out.
Victims of Ruddie associated brands/companies promoting Rip Off reports and scam sites
BOFI/Bank of the Internet (in this case Ruddie involved company notes that it is from a well known scam complaint site with Ruddie's associated brand/company admitting that they had not vetted the complaint)
CBC Settlement Funding