Unfortunately, the site does not vet reports or require information any more significant than an e-mail address to sign up. Due to these facts at least some of the reports on the site are likely to be false, baseless, and intended to cause embarrassment and harm to its victim. If a defamatory report about you has been posted to BadBoyReport or a similar website The Reputation LawyersTM at Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA can fight to have it removed from the website for you. Call us toll-free at (216) 831-0042 to schedule a free internet defamation removal consultation.
The Damage that can be Caused by Internet Slander, Libel, and Defamation
While online slander or defamation may be posted while passions are running high, damage to one’s reputation and standing can continue long after cooler heads have prevailed. False and baseless accusations on the Internet can cause your family, friends, and close associates to see you differently and more negatively. Online defamation can also result in lost professional and social opportunities. Furthermore, the fear, shame, and embarrassment one can feel in the aftermath of false accusations can lead to depression and a host of serious medical issues. However, there is a way out of this nightmare. You don’t have to live with the consequences of false and baseless defamation on the Internet if you can successfully navigate the legal process.
Defamation Problems With BadBoyReport.com
In its removal policy, the website admits that it cannot and will not endeavor to verify that submitted information is accurate. While this may be true, the website has also failed to take measures that would discourage a malicious individual from posting slander or libel online. For instance, while the site does require an e-mail address to register, temporary email addresses can be obtained through a number of providers in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, the website does not ask for any additional personal information from account holders so that malicious users can be identified and held accountable.
Additionally, their suggested policy of contacting the poster if you disagree with the content of a posting is optimistic, at best. An individual who creates an account on an anonymous or a pseudo-anonymous forum to vent is unlikely to hold the truth in high regard. A brief perusal of the comments on some of the more popular threads shows that discussion often rapidly devolves into both sides throwing out insults and personal attacks of dubious credibility. In some threads it is highly likely that individuals are creating multiple accounts in a misguided attempt at bolstering their credibility.
While the site states that it will remove a post at an author’s request, it also inexplicably encourages a Bitcoin donation to the website. Immediately below the request for donations is a message stating that it can take “6 months to 16 moths or more to review your case and to verify the email and information provided.” While the site claims that this delay is due to the volume of mail it receives, such an approach is unconscionable considering the damage internet defamation can continue to cause for every moment it remains online.
Finally the site states that:
We do not remove reports, comments, posts, and/or topics if you ask us directly. These will not be removed even if the statements are claimed to contain defamatory allegations.
Thus, clearly, a simple e-mail from the victim of a defamatory report will not be enough to get your report removed.
Put Our Internet Defamation Removal Experience to Work for You
If false or defamatory reports about you have been posted to BadBoyReport or to other similar websites, The Reputation LawyersTM at Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA can work on your behalf to remove it. To schedule a no-obligation, private legal consultation call our firm at (216) 831-0042 or contact us online today. If you decide to work with us, we GUARANTEE the full removal of your information from the website or you will receive your money back.