An article published this past December for Pewtrusts.org points out that despite the much appreciated efforts by legislators across the country, mugshot site owners may be just as good at maneuvering around state laws as they are at avoiding reporters and maintaining top position in google’s search results.
For example, Bailbondcity.com’s Kyle David Grant (pictured to your left) refused to let some pesky New York Times’ exposé yield his ambition to get paid by publishing then removing public arrest records:
“If the Grants abandoned their business tomorrow, someone else would step into the void. Again, this is a Google issue.”
Well, sure enough, after Mr. Grant’s original site’s SEO results sunk, it looks like he has demonstrated great initiative by creating a new online mugshot scam and named it Rapsheets.org. The replicating site advertises itself as “the largest and most thorough crime statistic website in the world” (I beg to differ).
Don’t forget that Florida’s first law targeting online mugshot removal scams will be going into effect this summer. If you’re mugshot is being advertised for removal by sites such as rapsheets.org then please contact the Florida Attorney General’s office and ask the State of Florida to proactively enforce compliance of its newly enacted law.