Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sue Scheff: Reputation Defender and MyEdge A Priceless Service

In today's crazy world of Cyberspace - it can be a free-for-all to literally destroy longstanding reputable people and organizations with a stroke of a keypad. With this, priceless services like Reputation Defender have become in demand.As a client of Reputation Defender, I can personally attest to their remarkable services as well as their compassion to help people that are being harmed via the Internet.

I was a victim of Internet Defamation and now a survivor of it - not only because I won an unprecedented $11.3 Million jury verdict for damages, but because I fought back!I am not a spokesperson for Reputation Defender, but I am certainly a very satisfied client and completely amazed at their dedication to keep the Internet a safe place for everyone.

For those that believe that it is about hiding the ugly, think again - Reputation Defender is selective and does their due diligent. I am proud to be their client. When I went public about retaining this service, it was a difficult decision - but in the end, I realized my voice has helped so many others as well as received the attention of Congress to hopefully make some leglislative changes to promote Internet Safety.

As a Parent Advocate, I am impressed with their latest service - MyChild which can help protect your kids identity and more. With today's tragedies online - as parents we need to take any and all pre-cautions to keep our children safe.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sue Scheff: Rising Above Internet Defamation

Fighting against Internet Defamation can be an uphill battle - but there is finally light coming through. I meet with a Florida Senator for our second meeting today and a very prominent lawyer joined us.

Free Speech will always be in place, but it will not allow defamation or reckless regard for the truth.

I will continue to be a voice in this arena and hopefully you will see some major changes and new legal avenues and ACTION soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sue Scheff Continuing to be a Voice for People being Abused on the Internet

It is time to rise above Internet Defamation and fight back!

I have recently meet with a Florida Senator as well as a prominent attorney regarding Internet Defamation and the fact there are limits to free speech when slander is involved. It is not about removing your first amendment right, it is about not being liable. Defaming a person can lead to legal consequences.

Speaking out has caused my critics to further slander me, but it will never silence me. With more and more lawsuits being filed and more and more laws firms accepting these cases on contingency, more people that believe they can defame others will be held accountable.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sue Scheff - Introducing the New Website of Reputation Defender

As a client of Reputation Defender and a Parent Advocate I can speak from first hand experiences of the value of this service, not only for me (as jealous people try to ruin my online reputation) but for parents that have children that surf the net.

Reputation Defender MyChild is a service that many parents should consider to monitor your child's online privacy.

I am not a spokesperson for Reputation Defender, I am someone that has used their services and can speak from first hand experience. Until you become a victim of Internet Defamation or people invade your private life, it is hard to understand the toll it can take on you personally or your family.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sue Scheff - Bringing the Truth to the Top!

After having major media outlets interested in my story and the priceless service of Reputation Defender and MyEdge - there will always be people that feel this is a way to freeze their freedom of speech.

It couldn't be further from the truth. Your first amendment doesn't condone defamation and other libelous acts. My $11.3M "jury verdict for damages" - not a default verdict - was rendered after hours of deliberation and not taken lightly. The jurors went through hundreds of defamatory posts.

All the reputable media outlets I interviewed with, including Washington Post, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, 20/20 ABC News and others know my whole story - both victorious jury trials - as well as my mistakes.

I have made a lot of mistakes, as many have, but I am willing to share them to help others. It may put me in the hot seat, however the good that comes from it is worth it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sue Scheff - Reputation Defender & MyEdge brings the TRUTH to the TOP!

If you have ever been a victim of Internet Defamation you will know how I felt since 2002.

In 2000 when my daughter was abused in a therapeutic boarding program (Carolina Springs Academy - WWASPS) - I posted our true story online and within months were slapped with a Defamation Lawsuit by the very same organization that hurt my little girl!

They sued me in an attempt to silence me - and would have gladly dropped the lawsuit if I would remove my website. I fought back - after 2+ years of litigation - over $1 Million dollars in legal fees (which was covered by my insurance) - I won in a jury trial! Yes, I won!

Of course, WWASPS appealed - and I won again in the Supreme Court of Appeals!Now, when you have exhausted your legal avenues to harass someone - it seems the Internet can be used as a weapon, and trust me, it is a powerful weapon.

Suddenly on certain extremist forums, ugly and slanderous lies were being posted about myself, my organization and my children! Although some of these posters were former institutionalized victims, it didn't excuse their blatant lies and false accusations. It is my belief it stemmed from a WWASPS camp.

It was soon realized that a woman, who originally despised WWASPS for the alleged abuse her boys endured at one of their programs - she had no problem accepting $12,500.00 from them! Why? In hopes of incriminating me!I sued her in an attempt to get her to stop.

I sued for defamation and invasion of privacy - and guess who got her a lawyer in Florida? WWASPS! Yes, the very people she accused of harming her kids as well as accepting the $12,500.00.So now we have come full circle - and I am fighting WWASPS indirectly in my opinion - and for another 2 years of litigation - we go to trial again - and this time, I not only win - I set legal precedence for Internet Defamation! The jury - after hours of deliberation, render a verdict of $11.3M - $5M of it is punitive damages - meant to punish. After the trial, they waited for me in the hall and said they wanted to send a message that ruining lives on the Internet has a price.

Carey Bock Levine, the defendant that defamed me, authored many posts claiming I was a fraud, con, crook and more. This instigated more vicious posts stating I abuse kids, kidnap kids and went as far to say refer to abusive programs! After what my daughter went through, this is nothing short of Internet Defamation with intent to destroy, ruin and hurt others. Thankfully - the truth prevailed!

O-kay - so I won 2 trials - emotionally was exhausted from 5 years of litigation and still had to deal with all the ugly posts on the Internet. They just don't go away - they remain in cached files and are always popping up.

A very good friend of mine told me about Reputation Defender. At first, I was skeptical and didn't think it could work. I emailed them - told them my story.The CEO, Michael Fertik called me personally within a weeks time and told me that they did some research on the damage and was appalled what these people had done to me. I proved my case to Michael Fertik - my organization (PURE) has helped literally thousands of families - and we have proudly been a Member of the Better Business Bureau for years.

Could he help me? He said he could, but it would take time - well, I had time, since I had no choice, I needed my online reputation cleaned up to match my true reputation. I worked long and hard to bring my organization to the level of respect we get from many professionals.

Reputation Defender got to work - and within 4 months, with the help of MyEdge, my online life was finally matching up with reality!I proudly admit I hired Reputation Defender and MyEdge - it was not to hide the ugliness but to let people know the real me and the truth about me!

Thank you Michael Fertik and the entire team of Reputation Defender and MyEdge for bringing the truth to the top!