Our blog aim is to fight the online defamation business. And we are investigating who is behind the websites Gripeo.com, Dirtyscam.com, criminalaffair.com (and all the hundreds of slander websites all connected), and every day more information comes up about this dirty defamation business.
Our investigation started from this Reddit post dated 3 years ago
His name appears again in this Lumen DMCA takedown in Gripeo for a defamation article https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/32832386
Since filing several DMCA requests to both the Webmaster at Gripeo and Google, we have been contacted by a website that we now realise has a history or working with Gripeo and other well known "extortion sites". It is called www.removereports.com and is run by Vikram Parmar, who also runs another similar site called www.repze.com. There is a lot of information about Vikram Parmar on the internet and how he boosts the search indexing, promotes, and sometimes even creates false and defamatory posts on multiple sites, including Gripeo, and then uses the other URL's mentioned above to blackmail his victims into paying large sums of money to get the offending defamatory URL's removed.
Then we found again this name, in the NYTimes article that was also previously mentioned in the DMCA takedown https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/24/technology/online-slander-websites.html
As well as a Tweet from the journalist David Enrich
Where he posted these images where we saw the MetaData in Repze.com
And this website https://repzescam.com/owner/ … And again in another post here GripeO: Reviews, Complaints, Customer Claims | ComplaintsBoard where this name comes up again;
It’s quite clear!!!!
Vikram Parmar aka Vikramsinh Parmar, is the mastermind of the online defamation business. He was charged with criminal conspiracy in India in 2014. He uses different fake names to cover his business, including, Nathan Howard, Martin Horan and Matt Hamp. On each website, he uses a fake name, including fake Linkedin accounts.
After the NYTimes investigation in 2021, he started to change his name as well he tried to launch some fake PRs to fix his online reputation on Google.
Let’s go back to Vikram Parmar’s Criminal History
In 2014 a man called Vikram Parmar was arrested in Ahmedabad. He and his co-conspirator hosted fraudulent websites impersonating the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation).
He pretended to run a government job website and subsequently stole the personal information of those who were under the impression of landing a real job with India’s government.
Read the articles here, all is true!
Read now the long list of proofs and coincidences we discovered, and all of them bring to one person!
- We found a growth marketing Indian hacker called “Vikramsinh Parmar” Born on Feb 27th, 1993 in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, India.
The same guy becomes a millionaire in the last years with his marketing and IT companies with Freelance (his profile https://www.freelancer.com/u/thesmartvmp).
He presents himself as an “expert ranking on Google’s first page thanks to his SEO skills“.
With also a dedicated article dated January 2021, on how he made an online fortune on Freelancer.com Freelancer stories: Vikramsinh Parmar’s journey from rags to riches | Freelancer he proudly speaks about his multimillion company’s revenue (he said in 2021 he did around 2 millions of dollars). Well, I don’t think with the 40$ per hour he charges in his Freelance profile!
And in the article, he proudly mentions “Back in 2014, having just been released from a 2-month stint in jail, Vikramsinh Parmar’s financial and emotional life was in shambles“. Well, it means it’s the same person: Vikram Parmar aka Vikramsinh Parmar!
All the proofs in our hands, go in one direction: Vikram Parmar aka Vikramsinh Parmar is the owner behind Gripeo, Dirtyscam and hundreds of defamation websites, it’s clear how he build his fortune!
They are scamming people by removing posts on one website, re-posting the same to another website after a while and continuing the game extorsion until the victim will stop to pay!
The victims paid up to 6000$ for each article removal (the payment for removal passed via one of his Reputation Management companies). Someone also paid 50.000$ and refused to be interviewed since they are shamed to disclose this scam!
In his Freelance profile, he mentioned being the President of Zozal Internet LLC (apparently based in the US, we’ll investigate whether this company really exists).
As we previously suspect, behind this online criminal business, there is the same owner and team of people that run also their “cleaning reputation agencies” like RepZe.com, RemoveReports.com, AffordableReputationManagement.com, Reputationmanagement.co and more… as well as the same person that replies to everyone via email.
But as proof we got from one of our whistleblowers, the companies RemoveReports LLC and Zozal Internet LLC are directly connected. Then as we always suppose from day 1, Gripeo owns almost all the online “Reputational Companies” that remove articles from Gripeo, Dirtyscam and so on.
That’s why they “guarantee” the removal within 24h and you pay JUST AFTER THE REMOVAL IS DONE! Because if you don’t pay, they will repost again, again and again.
We found his personal Linkedin accounts https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikramsinh-parmar/
2. And for another coincidence, he’s also a friend of Aaron Minc (do you remember the company “Minc Law” that helps you to remove the negative press on Gripeo.com????).
We spoke about them in this other article The Gripeo right-hand scammer “companies reputation”
But the coincidence is not these ones. We also found more and more!
3. This guy is apparently based and resident in New York, USA. Like ALL the Reputation Companies we disclosed and already mentioned here Gripeo Fake Reviews, another huge Indian scam, how to remove. Our private investigators now are looking for him in India since he used the NY companies just to collect money in the US and don’t pay taxes.
These companies are in the US because 90% of the dirty business focuses on defamation of US people and companies.
4. And this name, stage names and his companies come up again in different court cases in the US (and again) with all the reputational companies we previously disclosed, then this name is the mastermind of this scam! https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/filings/DONI5UVQ/Koe_v_Maini_et_al__flsdce-20-80147__0007.0.pdf
He was already using years ago the stage name of “Martin Horan” … the same behind the (fake) company Remove Reports LLC and (again) Zozal Internet LLC as we previously already disclosed
Here you find his (other) fake Linkedin account https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-horan/ where he promotes cancelling negative articles on different websites, including Gripeo, Dirtyscam etc.
And the investigation is not finished yet! Other coincidences go in the same direction. His name was always connected with Dirtyscam.com
And here we found a 2nd case where he’s directly involved as a Dirtyscam owner, dated 2016.
This is the most important case from my point of view, because:
- was filled in 2016, and connected Vikram Parmar aka Vikramsinh Parmar as the owner of Dirtyscam.com
- address this case against his company The Smart VMP, based in India. This name “thesmartvmp” is present in his Linkedin account and as a registered email used for the domain Lawtally.com
It’s absolutely clear, this guy started his dirty business with the website dirtyscam.com, and then since he was asking money directly to delete articles, the genius from 2019 launched the “reputational companies” to get paid to remove his same shit articles!
At the same time, he decided to cover his dirty business with a clean one. Then he launched the website Lawtally, which has 0 visitors (and with the copy-paste Dirtyscam WordPress template). And for all the lawyers that complain to remove articles from his shit website dirtyscam.com, he removes the lawyer contact from the list, as a punishment!
5. Vikram Parmar aka Vikramsinh Parmar, owns the website LawTally – Lawyer directory for attorneys and legal help seekers. It’s a fake company, with 0 employees, and 0 online presence, it’s just a way to cover his shit business!
Now let’s compare his website WordPress template used with another one… Dirtyscam!
And now see the Dirtyscam website template… well, for another coincidence, it’s 100% the same template! They just changed the content, but the style is 100% the same!!!
And we found now some info about his office/company residence, including phone and email in one of the domains checked:
Registrant Name: Vikram Parmar
Registrant City: Ahmedabad
Registrant Postal Code: 382424
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.9723678929
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Come back on Linkedin, and see how his old Twitter account “smartvmp“, (now cancelled) is related to this Linkedin profile we discovered and has the same name as his Facebook group
A Facebook group with the same Twitter name “smartvmp” https://www.facebook.com/groups/smartvmp/
His personal Facebook account is https://www.facebook.com/vikramparmar1993
And you find here his Twitter personal account at https://twitter.com/vikramsinh10x
And it’s not finished here!!!!
We found also a Podcase from NYTimes, where they speak about his scam-defamation business
After the court cases, and to cover his name online, he paid in August 2021 some PRs, including one on Forbes to promote himself as a big marketing entrepreneur (https://www.forbes.com/sites/nealtaparia/2021/08/03/how-this-entrepreneur-went-from-freelancer-to-serial-entrepreneur/?sh=484ac33d4457).
Well, you can pay 7000$ and be on Forbes too if you want!!!
With this strategy, he fixed his online reputation (but at the same time, damage the others with his long network list of websites). Because after the court cases and the NYTimes article, his name started to come up online and he tried to cover it. But we’ll disclose everything, and this is just the start.
Well, let’s remember some of the Forbes entrepreneur stars, are now in jail. They were big JUST because running a scam business behind their shoulders. Here we have the last 2 in prison now… he will be the next.
He constantly uses fake names everywhere, see here:
he used the fake name “Taylor Cameron” also on LinkedIn, for another fake profile as an “employee of Lawtally”, see here https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-cameron-700850172
Here you find his Crunchbase profile https://www.crunchbase.com/person/taylor-cameron (the idiot renamed the fake profile of Taylor Cameron under his personal one, but he forgot to rename the page, fucking idiot!)
And here let’s read about his proud business “with multiple profitable micro startups in the US“.
He didn’t mention it, but he refer to his reputational companies like Repze LLC, RemoveReports LLC, Zozal Internet LLC, Mike Munter LLC and others… with a company opened in Delaware (and online) and everything run from India, hiring people on Freelance that on a daily basis write articles to attack innocent people and companies worldwide!
This person is a serious criminal and must be stopped !!!!
Maybe these are some addresses we suggest monitoring and check
Vikram Parmar aka Vikramsinh Parmar aka Vikram Manubhai Parmar
a/k/a: Matt Hamp, Sophia Silva, Martin Horan, Taylor Cameron, Nathan Howard
We have different addresses/cities where he can be. For now let’s share his office address, from where he runs the scam plus some “apparently” clean companies
311 Pinnacle Business Park, Opp. Domino’s,
Nr. Tulsidham Char Rasta, Manjalpur Vadodara, Gujarat, India 390011
From this office, he runs all the reputational management companies plus other businesses to “clean” his entrepreneurial activity:
Real Estate (we are investigating if it exists)
This address was the same one used for his (now closed) company Avik Overseas (https://www.thecompanycheck.com/company/avik-international-private-limited/U15549UP2017PTC095437).
We are investigating also whether he’s living with his family, maybe in Jamnagar (361005) or Ahmedabad (382424), Gujarat, India.
We found (maybe) his home family address
To-Pingali, Near M.M School,
And some phone numbers +91.9737023908, +91.9723678929, +91.9737023808, and +91.9510557971
We hired some private investigators, and soon we’ll publish here photo and video proofs of where he lives with his family and where is/are his offices. If maybe someone wants to go there to say to him “Hallo Scammer!” Or if you want to give me an extra present, it’s always welcome!
Dear scammer, do you know why we are disclosing everything about you? Because you pissed off the wrong person. And a coincidence, we have friends living in Vadodara, unfortunately for you!
A lot of negative articles we found online about him, and we connect all of them to show here one unique and clear investigation:
As well as some PR articles he pushed online to fix his scammer reputation