One Man’s Response to Cyber Crime

The following press release appeared yesterday on the subject of organised cyber stalking and cyber bullying…


Dateline Minnesota                             For Immediate Release                           May 18, 2013

Serial Cyber-stalking, Cyber-bullying and Harassment Rampant on the Internet

A Minnesota man is troubled by a case of wide-spread, serial cyber-stalking he has uncovered.

Rick Carufel has found a disturbing number of reports and evidence of blatant, organized cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying and harassment all originating from the same online source – a public forum owned by a well-known global corporation. It appears to have been ongoing for at least three years and involves dozens of people victimizing hundreds.

“There seems to be some indication that the corporation in question may be deliberately shielding those responsible and may even be actively supporting them. Recently I have seen an alarming number of cases concerning attacks on a certain group of individuals.”

It is obvious to anyone who carries out a cursory investigation by going to the website in question that the corporation has some very questionable policies which it has made no attempt to address, resolve or even acknowledge. The company’s public forums are the origin of what can only be described as vicious personal cyber-attacks to date. Even in the face of thousands of complaints, the corporation does nothing to correct the situation.

While researching the US cyber-stalking laws, Carufel has discovered that the Minnesota statute 609.749 clearly defines the activities of these people as criminal acts. This is the same statute used to prosecute predatory sex offenders who stalk underage victims online. There are between thirty and forty people currently responsible for hundreds of organized attacks with the intent to damage careers, reputations and income. These are not merely isolated incidents. Instead, when the predator’s focus their attention on an individual they keep up a sustained attack trying in every underhanded way possible to discredit, demean, insult, demonize and harass their victims across the internet at every opportunity.

Carufel said that according to his understanding of the situation, these people are committing crimes which the particular company that owns the website is fully aware of. “It’s absolutely amazing how many people these cyber-terrorists have frightened into not speaking out against them because of the threat of very damaging retaliation. These stalkers have found the perfect cover for their crimes, protected as they are by the company concerned.”

Carufel went on to say that these attacks if allowed to continue, will potentially cause millions in damage over time. “They are the offshoot of an industry in transition that desperately clings to outdated models and these waning industry leaders are not happy with the current state of events.  I’ve had reports that there may actually be corporate sponsorships for some of these attacks, targeting a certain segment of the industry most responsible for their decline. There is much more to be uncovered, but I am out of resources to pursue this investigation much further. I’m hoping to gather enough solid evidence together to compel the State and Federal authorities to request indictments.  These people are spreading terror and misery every day and must be stopped.  Their cover is diabolically clever and they have thus far managed to weather every attempt to root them out.  Hopefully armed with 609.749 by proving the association between the cyber stalkers and the particular corporation, we can accomplish that.”

Carufel stated that were he to publicly reveal the details, people would be shocked.  He stated that he already has enough evidence from his own case to send several of the individuals concerned to prison. Combine his evidence with the many other reports of similar personal attacks and harassment condoned by the corporation and Carufel hopes to have a deeper investigation into it and its system of protection tailored to accommodate these criminals.


4 thoughts on “One Man’s Response to Cyber Crime

  1. Just been taking a look at two self-styled reviewers based in the UK. The first is ‘Nudge’ who loathed my fantasy anthology and the second is ‘David Lamont’ who stated that he wanted his money back amongst other things. If you click on their names and any other idiot you come across in any list of reviews on any of the online book outlets who would have the world believe that what they say will affect a book’s sales, you will see their ranking in the site’s equivalent of Amazon’s Top Reviewer Ranking. None of them rate better than 200,000. In fact most flounder in the doldrums, not even breaking through the 2 million mark. So I ask you why should anyone be they reader or writer, take the least bit of notice of their deluded ravings? Ignore the idiots! Make up your own mind about a book. Take a look at the first few pages. If you like what you see, buy it. If not, don’t. When it comes to Amazon ebooks, use the ‘See Inside’ option. Its as simple as that…


    • Thanks for sharing that Jack. I have seen far too many troll attacks on helpless, fledgeling writers. Your and all my friends have been added to the “When hell freezes over” list on goodread of a review troll named Angela. She has decided that anyone who is friends with me is not worthy of her attention as a reviewer. Now what more proof does one need than that to substanciate claims that troll are pretending to be reviewer so they can harass writers and spread their filth and misery. Here’s what I sent to GoodReads:

      It has come to my attention one of you self-appointed literati, Angela, after having a disagreement with her on Amazon over her 1-star, no read, attack reviews, she has come to this site and put everyone she can find who is my friend on her “when hell freezes over” list of books. This is clearly cyber-bullying and harassment and is a crime of stalking per MN statute 609.749. There are criminal charges being files over the situation on Amazon where she and 30-40 others are persons of interest in an investigation of serial cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying and harassment of indie writers.
      She clearly is not satisfied with the outcome on Amazon and wishes to bring her vendetta against me to this site. She is already starting her routine. There are many such as her, trolls disguised as reviewers, who intentionally try to damage the reputations, careers and income of fledgling writers. This has to stop. I request this person be removed from this site for criminal activity. Failure to address this issue may result in a cease and desist order closing the site until you are not longer harboring criminals.


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