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Scambusters.co.nz

Posted: 2011-04-06 by    WillTravers

defamatory posts

Complaint Rating:  58 % with 12 votes
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Scambusters.co.nz
United States
All I can see is a web site called scam busters where ionet posted the details about you that are freely available online. So where did solo and or canajanz post your details? I suppose in your conspiracy world they are all one person. Probably V8Bikers alternative ids!!!
Nope all I can see is a business deal that has gone bad. The reason does not matter to me. What matters is I can clearly see you have taken business information that was exchanged as part of that deal as PRIVATE not public information and posted it on your website. It is a shoddy practice by a poor business man. Plenty have tried to tell you this and all you have done is whine it was not your fault and escalate the situation.
Parts of that may be conjecture but it also remains evident that you attempted to get an unconnected person in trouble with their employer. Again you whine that someone gave you the information and laughably claim It was a V8Biker persona!!! Whatever, you still took the information and used it maliciously even after you were told it was incorrect.
Now which ever way you look at it, that last trick was a low blow. But I am happy to let the people who see this judge your actions. Now I may be sailing close to the Nietzsche path but I can live with that.


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 11th of Jun, 2012 by   mapman1 -2 Votes
I totally disagree, Scam busters New Zealand are the Scam. They wrongfully targeted me and my business and when they realised that they were in the wrong they would not do the right thing and that would be apologise. Instead their ranting increased even though the site owner and one of their members agreed that I was not a scam. They did not like being wrong and took on the role as internet bullies. I was so annoyed at them, I started a website to counteract their misinformation that they continued on with after they kicked me off their website so I could not defend myself any more.
The website is called Whistle Blower Busters and is about when Whistle Blowers turn bad. The website is: http://whistleblowersbusters.webs.com/
 29th of Sep, 2012 by   Brulie -1 Votes
Me too. Mistakenly wrongly posted me and my company on sb nz for an ad i did not place or know the person who did. They got it badly wrong. Site owner Alf West refuses to remove thread because we didnt ask nicely enough...really, maybe Alf is god..arrogance and inept vigilantism at least driven by conspiricy theory type thinking. Unfortunately, being posted on scambusters has cost us thousands because in retaliation for threatening Site owner Alf West with legal action he has used his intenet skills to ensure whenever or names are googled the thread comes up first. Sly man scamming us on his own ste scambusters. Shame
 29th of Sep, 2012 by   Brulie -1 Votes
Trademe whom scambusters claim to protect say scambusters nz spread misinformation, spam and hinder police investigations. In my experience a bunch of inept amateurs driven by conspiracy type thinking, whose mantra seems to be "I've made up my mind, please don't confuse me with the truth". Bit of honest research before posting would limit misinformation or if site owner Alf West monitored his zealots posts more professionally. But them amateurs in this role is a comedy equalling the keystone cops
 27th of Nov, 2012 by   Brulie -1 Votes
ALF WEST DID NOT REMOVE THE DEFAMATORY THREADS, HENCE THE SCAMBUSTERS NZ WEBSITE WAS REMOVED INSTEAD:
The News received from the Scambusters NZ Website Host:
“Please be advised that we have today suspended the account of Scambusters and requested that the alleged defamatory posts associated with you and your business be removed OR that the publisher of the site proves to our satisfaction that the content is not defamatory. I have also made it clear to the publishers(Scambusters) that at this stage Digiweb (Host) believes that the posts could be reasonably construed as defamatory due to the fact that the content is published under the website address of “Scambusters”

(The defamatory and misinformation threads have now been removed and the Site reinstated – Thank you Alf West)
 27th of Nov, 2012 by   Brulie -1 Votes
ALF WEST DID NOT REMOVE THE DEFAMATORY THREAD, HENCE THE SCAMBUSTERS WEBSITE WAS REMOVED INSTEAD:
The News received from the Scambusters NZ Website Host:
“Please be advised that we have today suspended the account of Scambusters and requested that the alleged defamatory posts associated with you and your business be removed OR that the publisher of the site proves to our satisfaction that the content is not defamatory. I have also made it clear to the publishers (Scambusters NZ) that at this stage Digiweb (Host) believes that the posts could be reasonably construed as defamatory due to the fact that the content is published under the website address of “Scambusters”

(The misinformation posts have now been removed and the Site reinstated – Thank you Alf West)
 3rd of Dec, 2012 by   ASpence +1 Votes
I have been speaking with lawyers over the last few months regarding taking action against defamatory statements published on scambusters.co.nz by forum users and the webmaster himself. I have requested the false statements to be removed from the site with no success. While drafting a final written letter of demand with advice from my lawyer I came across this website forum.
Can I please have more information as to what is happening with the website, as I am currently unable to access it.
The information will help me to better make an informed decision as to whether I should go ahead with court proceedings.
It is not going to be a costly battle for me as my lawyer has agreed to a "no win no fee basis" based on all of the information they have received.
All statements made on the website by forum users and the webmaster can be proven to be false and certainly can be proven to be published publically, and to have caused harm and damage to myself, my reputation and my business, profit losses are easily proven and I have statements from people which show that my standing in society have been lowered and I have been rejected from jobs, rental properties and had my lease illegally terminated as a result of this website forum. All of these people had the circumstances explained to them and they have agreed to and have completed affidavits for me to use in court.

I cant make an informed decision to go ahead with court proceedings unless I know if the website has been permanently removed.
 4th of Dec, 2012 by   ASpence 0 Votes
I have just found out that Alf west is moving his domain hosting from neutron.co.nz to http://www.nucleus.co.nz . I will be letting http://www.nucleus.co.nz know of my intention to sue not only Alf West for posting his defamatory comments but also any website that hosts the material such as themselves.
 4th of Dec, 2012 by   ASpence 0 Votes
Never mind the above post regarding web hosting :)
 4th of Dec, 2012 by   ASpence 0 Votes
One last thing: My lawyer suggested I still send the letter of demand so that if he restores the website in the future I have a case against him.
 4th of Dec, 2012 by   Brulie -2 Votes
See www.brulie.com
You can email us at bj@brulie.com
Don't worry about changing domain hosting...word spreads and the last thing a hosting company wants is this sort of attention
 4th of Dec, 2012 by   mapman1 -2 Votes
Contact Brulie ASpence and give him all you details concerning ScamBusters. I'm not sure anybody in NZ would want to host this hot potato.
 5th of Dec, 2012 by   Brulie -2 Votes
Amanda Looks like the thread about you has been removed :)
 19th of Dec, 2012 by   Brulie -2 Votes
As you can see scambusters removed the defaming threads and we wished Scambusters NZ well

We also said... "We had 16 claims ready to go, so I'd say Scambusters NZ 'dodged a bullet', albeit, they did not voluntarily remove the defaming posts without their Website hosts lawyers research and independent advice) - Providentially, common sense was the winner on the day"

HOWEVER, WRONG !

ALF WEST IS AT it again

Alf West has changed his website host (now 'boxsecured.com' in the US) and has now clearly demonstated to the world his arrogance, cunning and vindictiveness by reinstating the defaming posts he was forced to take down in New Zealand

Now what sort of man does that?
 18th of Jan, 2013 by   ASpence 0 Votes
I have had no choice but to pursue through the legal channels.
According to my lawyer it helps that he has gone to an international site to host his website. He is going to have to defend his charges in Australia instead of me having to go to new Zealand for court. :)
 18th of Jan, 2013 by   Brulie -2 Votes
ASpence: refer your lawyer to www.brulie.com and read a summary of NZ defamation law. It may help. Its the same advice as Scambusters NZ website host lawyers advised that led to them taking down the SB site.

The key point within social media defamation is the perception of a site veiwer who sees your name associated with the scambusters site and automatically without reading (most dont) believes you have been busted for a scam;

If the site viewer believes after seeing your name within the Scambusters 'BUSTED FOR A SCAM' environment that you have been busted for a scam, then social media defamation is clear cut...good luck and if you need any help cantact me via law@brulie.com

PS: Please let us know any info about Alfs new host, Ta
 5th of Feb, 2013 by   WillTravers +2 Votes
Ah Brulie, are you able to give us some comments on how you were attempting to view child pornography through your facebook account?
 5th of Feb, 2013 by   mapman1 -2 Votes
Will Travers is a Scambusters NZ member and also belongs to NZ worst trolling and stalking site MB2. He is known to stalk family members of targets and is as low as one can go. Read his post above, that’s what he does, makes false accusations. Will Travers is not right in the head. This is exactly the behaviour of Scambusters and MB2 members. Will spends his time on Facebook with many accounts and he attempted to link child pornography with Brulie’s F.B account and failed. Read his post once more, Scambusters/MB2 sicko in action.
 6th of Feb, 2013 by   WillTravers +2 Votes
Ah mapman aka eagle I didn't say it without evidence to back it up! But don't take my word for it, I've put up the screenshot taken from his facebook page. I'll let people be the judge of it's significance!


 6th of Feb, 2013 by   WillTravers +2 Votes
You can judge from the photo what you think of brulie aka bruce forlongs activity. It was taken from the public domain.
 6th of Feb, 2013 by   WillTravers +2 Votes
Now mapman aka eagle or mike pope, about your stalking charges. You appear to have forgotten what I was doing. I was demonstrating how your foul behaviour has real world consequences. You were stalking and also getting very suggestive to some of the female members in MB2 and didn't you end up trying to get a totally unconnected person into trouble by emailing their boss? Hmmm!!1 So I responded by sending a very polite message to your wife's facebook page asking her to rein in your poor behaviour. The link was pretty easy because when you misbehave online whilst having all your contact details visible people will show you the error of your ways! After that I think some of your family members started abusing me but I realise you can't help some people now.

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