Important! Do note that PredatorAlerts.co appears to be the new URL of PredatorsAlerts.com and ExposingJohns.com. We make this statement because of e-mails and communications we have received in the past from these websites. Since originally publishing this article we have received communication from the website PredatorAlerts.co denying this allegation and that it is affiliated. Oftentimes, predator, cheater, and homewrecker shaming websites pop up as a new, similar URL after being shut down.
Imagine waking up to find an intimate photograph of you posted online with an accusation of being an online predator or pedophile. Or, picture a headline in big red letters detailing a supposed affair with “several sugar babies.” “Predator,” “deadbeat,” “cheater,” “liar.” The list goes on for nearly 1400 pages, alleging some of the most lurid crimes imaginable. Welcome to PredatorAlerts.co, a popular “predator-exposing” website and bulletin board, which poses a serious threat to your personal and professional life.
In this article, we’re going to walk you through what to do if you’ve had your photo posted on PredatorAlerts.co, and how you can increase your chances of securing a removal!
- There’s two primary ways to remove yourself and false attacks from PredatorAlerts.co:
- By contacting and working with an experienced Internet defamation removal lawyer
- Reaching out to PredatorAlerts.co only if you’ve had your picture posted without your consent
Online Defamation Removal Tip: Oftentimes, online defamation may be accompanied by several other invasive and threatening elements, such as sextortion, online blackmail, copyright infringement, and revenge porn. It’s important to reach out to an experienced Internet attorney to understand your legal rights in each variant of a defamation case.
The Brass Tacks: What is PredatorAlerts.co?
PredatorAlerts.co is the newest incarnation of the now-defunct and once popular, predator, cheater, pedophile, liar, and homewrecker-shaming website PredatorsAlerts.com. Upon landing on PredatorAlerts.co, visitors are greeted by shirtless selfies of alleged “predators” and “liars,” provided their personal details (including phone number and location), and prompted to “Submit a Predator” report of their own.
While PredatorAlerts.co (and PredatorsAlerts.com) may have started with noble intentions – to protect women, teenagers, and other people from potential predators – it has unfortunately become one of the go-to platforms for online defamation and false accusations.
You aren’t the first person who has been subjected to highly embarrassing posts and reports on PredatorAlerts.co and PredatorsAlerts.com. In August 2018, several individuals filed a complaint against PredatorsAlerts.com, PredatorsExposed.com, and several Internet reputation management companies alleging the perpetration of a country-wide extortion scheme. The scheme works as follows:
- Some defendants join a popular dating website posing as legitimate members
- They then gather personal identifying information (members’ photos, emails, locations, and phone numbers)
- The gathered information is then posted to the aforementioned extortion websites, accusing innocent people of being predators
- Victims are then referred to removal sites where they pay an (often exorbitant) fee to have the damaging material removed
Rinse and repeat. Innocent people are being taken advantage of and having their lives ruined all for profit.
In a perfect world, baseless online accusations and attacks would remain hidden from the eyes of the public. However, thanks to the rise of the Internet and user-generated content platforms, malicious and false allegations on PredatorAlerts.co (along with countless other websites) stand to spread to all corners of the globe. Imagine a distant relative across the other side of the globe stumbling upon an intimate photograph and outrageous insults after Googling your name.
Defamation Law Fact: Understand that there are two fundamental types of defamation: libel and slander. Libel refers to a false written or published (photograph, video, media) statement of fact which causes damage to another person’s reputation, while slander refers to a false spoken statement. While you might think that online videos would be considered slander, due to their spoken nature, they are actually considered libel because they are preserved in a published and tangible medium.
How to Remove Yourself & Predator Reports From PredatorAlerts.co
STOP!!! Whatever you do, do NOT reach out to third-party arbitration services advertised on PredatorAlerts.co’s website. Countless, past victims of fake posts and defamatory reports on PredatorsAlerts.com have suspected this to be part of a larger extortion scheme.
So, how can I safely and securely remove myself and false predator reports from PredatorAlerts.co?
Simple. Contact an experienced Internet defamation removal attorney as soon as possible.
With an Internet Attorney to Secure Your Guaranteed Predator Report Removal
At Minc Law, we can guarantee your removal from PredatorAlerts.co. Contact us ASAP to schedule your free, initial no-obligation consultation. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee. As attorneys, we’re governed by the American Bar Association to ensure we act ethically and uphold the law, so rest assured we’re here doing things the honest way and looking out for your best interests.
Have you been defamed on a different predator, cheater, homewrecker, STD, or scam reporting website instead? Find our complete list of websites and platforms we provide guaranteed defamation removals for over at our Guaranteed Removals page.
How to Remove Your Picture From PredatorAlerts.Co
There’s no shortage of photographs of alleged predators, cheaters, and liars on PredatorAlerts.co. So, how do you remove your picture that’s been uploaded by an anonymous Internet troll?
Most user-generated content platforms, including PredatorAlerts.co, prohibit the uploading or transmission of any material that infringes or misappropriate any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret. User-generated content platforms are protected under a landmark piece of Internet legislation known as the Communications Decency Act, for defamatory information and content posted by third-parties – unless it violates a person’s intellectual property rights.
PredatorAlerts.co’s Terms of Service reads, “In the event you believe that material or content published on the Website may infringe on your copyright or that of another, please contact us.”
It’s extremely important not to threaten them with legal action, as this could ultimately worsen the situation and lead to the further dissemination of embarrassing content, photographs, and media. Finally, because predator and cheater shaming websites are so unpredictable in nature, we strongly recommend reaching out to an experienced Internet attorney before attempting to contact them.
Libel Removal Tip: Due to being preserved in a tangible medium, libel lawsuits generally have a longer statute of limitations (time to bring your defamation action). Slander, on the other hand, often requires defamation plaintiffs to initiate their claims within a shorter amount of time. After all, the defamatory content in question is fleeting and not preserved in a published form.