Someone is intentionally attacking me & my family online.
December 17, 2013 7:10 AM Subscribe
Someone has created a site via Google Sites that is radically defaming myself and my family. We're not talking about a 12 year playing a prank. It's a systematic attack with the most egregious accusations one can imagine. They're parroting my personal business site and posting info that is not only libelous, but fantastically horrible. The junk they've posted about myself, my wife and our two small children is heartbreaking. We believe we know who it is (but have no proof) and have contacted the FBI on advice of a lawyer. They've told us they'll call us once they get jurisdiction figured out and the cybercrime guys take a look. The kind SAIC looked at the site and understood the problem but only got the ball in motion. That could take weeks/months for them to move on this and the site needs to come down, now.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Google offers no redress other than removing cached copies IF YOU'RE AN OWNER. I can't seem to wade through their system for removing sites from the search engine or how to contact anyone to show the site is a fraud. I've tried calling every number I've found for them and to no avail. I submitted the Abuse form listed on the bottom of google site pages and got nothing but an automated response. If a human would just look at it, it would be obvious. The SAIC who I spoke immediately understood the problem and was frank that what is posted is criminal. I just can't seem to find anyone.
So, to whit. What recourse do we have to:
1) Have the site removed from the search listing
2) Find the whois info for a google sites page (whois doesn't work)
3) Have the site killed
4) Identify who did it, positively.
5) Stop this man from doing it again
6) Keep him away from wife and kids.
We've never dealt with anything like this and we're just lost. Please help.