Internet Solutions v. ScamFraudAlert.com (Email)

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Correspondence

Date: 

05/29/2008

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

California, Canada

Disposition: 

Lawsuit Filed

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
On May 29, 2008, counsel for Internet Solutions Corporation and Alec Difrawi sent a cease-and-desist letter and email to Archie Garga-Richardson, the founder of ScamFraudAlert.com, a forum site that focuses on alleged Internet scams, security threats, and fraudulent practices. ... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Archie Garga-Richardson; Domain Privacy Group, Inc.

Type of Party: 

Individual
Organization

Type of Party: 

Individual
Organization

Location of Party: 

  • Florida
  • Nevada

Location of Party: 

  • California
  • Canada
Description

On May 29, 2008, counsel for Internet Solutions Corporation and Alec Difrawi sent a cease-and-desist letter and email to Archie Garga-Richardson, the founder of ScamFraudAlert.com, a forum site that focuses on alleged Internet scams, security threats, and fraudulent practices. (The letter also went to Domain Privacy Group, Inc., a company that apparently helped Garga-Richardson register the site's domain name anonymously.) The letter asserted that "representatives, agents, administrators, moderators and members" of ScamFraudAlert.com had posted "defamatory, libelous, disparaging, false, misleading and highly injurious and detrimental statements" on the site. Specifically, it claimed that posters on the website falsely stated that Internet Solutions, its affiliates, and Difrawi engaged in various business improprieties (see the letter for details).

The letter demanded that Garga-Richardson remove all defamatory statements about Internet Solutions and Defrawi from the website and refrain from posting "any statements on any website, including but not limited to www.scamfraudalert.com, regarding my clients in the future." It gave Garga-Richardson until June 4 to provide written confirmation that he would comply with these demands. Garga-Richardson has indicated to the CMLP that he will not remove the disputed content and intends to "fight this out in the courts." He is currently looking for legal assistance.

Difrawi and Internet Solutions filed a lawsuit against Garga-Richardson in the federal district court in Florida on June 6, 2008. See our database entry, Difrawi v. Garga-Richardson (Lawsuit), for details.  

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Forum

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
  • Third-Party Content
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • California
  • Canada

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

CMLP Notes: 

User submitted, both through threat form and email (received June 4, 2008)