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Senator Harry Reid forced to take down deceptive website
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/06/2010 | Staff

Posted on 07/06/2010 7:53:17 AM PDT by Patriot1259

Reid Campaign blamed for trying to capture data belonging to Angle Supporters

RENO, NV – U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s campaign was forced to take down a website that falsely represented itself as Sharron Angle’s campaign website and attempted to deceive Angle supporters into giving their personal information to the Reid campaign. Reid’s campaign received a Cease and Desist Notice complaining of “nefarious actions,” including the abuses of proprietary materials from the Angle campaign website and for potentially violating the privacy of supporters who may have been submitting personal information to be used for U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s campaign.

According to a letter from the Angle campaign’s lawyer, "… these activities violate a number of federal statutes regarding the internet and your client has clearly misappropriated my client’s copyrighted materials. In addition it appears that the only interactive function on the fake site is the capturing of names of persons seeking to add their names and email addresses as supporters of Sharron Angle." ...

(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: data; harryreid; sharronangle; voters

1 posted on 07/06/2010 7:53:20 AM PDT by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

Someone needs to go to jail.


2 posted on 07/06/2010 7:55:13 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: scott7278

Yep.

Harry Reid.


3 posted on 07/06/2010 7:56:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: scott7278
Someone needs to go to jail.

Most of congress.

4 posted on 07/06/2010 7:57:20 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: Patriot1259

Wow, just pure evil. This will backfire on his campaign big time. Harry might as well start packing his bags now.


5 posted on 07/06/2010 7:58:03 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: scott7278

“Someone needs to go to jail.”

My husband and I were commenting this morning on how there must be SOMETHING illegal about this. Is there?


6 posted on 07/06/2010 7:59:56 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Patriot1259

A deception perpetrated with the intent to obtain money or private information

Exactly how is this not fraud??


7 posted on 07/06/2010 8:00:03 AM PDT by sten
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To: scott7278
Someone needs to go to jail.

Indeed, someone should go to jail for this, but of course their dems so it's to be expected that the only way they will win in November is to lie, cheat and steal the election ....

8 posted on 07/06/2010 8:01:15 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: truthandlife
Next step is a class action suit naming Harry personally by the people who gave their information to the bogus website.

A couple of million or so should make this issue go away...

9 posted on 07/06/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Patriot1259
As Bill Clinton would say:
"...he's just trying to get elected, it's not like he was a Klu Klux Klan recruiter!"
10 posted on 07/06/2010 8:02:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Patriot1259

Ping.


11 posted on 07/06/2010 8:03:13 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ConservativeMan55

Harry needs to be someone’s ‘bitch boy’


12 posted on 07/06/2010 8:08:51 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Patriot1259

This is just the start of a nasty and dirty RAT Campaign.


13 posted on 07/06/2010 8:10:07 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: SumProVita

It’s bad enough when you defraud someone in a face-to-face encounter, but doing it online brings even stiffer penalties due to privacy laws. Woe to anyone below Reid in the chain; who will be left without a chair?

If they sent one piece of mail, it’s mail fraud. Not a good time to be part of the Reid campaign.


14 posted on 07/06/2010 8:20:35 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: Patriot1259

Isn’t this astounding? You’d think that the Reid people would have at LEAST tried to claim that the site was the work of some unknown hack, or perhaps an Angle operative. Naturally the MSM will ignore the story completely, unless they blame it on Angle!!! I do hope the Angle campaign files charges.


15 posted on 07/06/2010 8:21:11 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Patriot1259

Well, Reid did say that he would do anything to remian in office.


16 posted on 07/06/2010 8:22:16 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

remian = remain


17 posted on 07/06/2010 8:22:43 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: sten

Sounds like a phishing scheme for identity theft purposes. I’m sure the local DA will get right on the case.


18 posted on 07/06/2010 8:42:48 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Patriot1259

harry reid needs to resign over this incident. he is resorting to Obozo’s tricks. Enough of the fraud. Take action to have this POS resign and go to jail.


19 posted on 07/06/2010 8:47:54 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: sten

A deception perpetrated with the intent to obtain money or private information

Exactly how is this not fraud??

Because his name is written as: “Harry Reid - D”


20 posted on 07/06/2010 8:59:51 AM PDT by Cyclone59
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To: SumProVita

Yep, Harry Reed...


21 posted on 07/06/2010 11:25:28 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS!)
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To: Patriot1259
C'mon. Some staffer probably passed Harry a memo on this, which he approved without reading.

A mean, he's a Democrat, fer chrissake. You can hardly expect him to read what he votes for.

22 posted on 07/06/2010 1:02:51 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: Patriot1259
More details here:

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/07/06/reid-campaign-targets-angle-supporters-with-phishing-website/

23 posted on 07/06/2010 1:10:48 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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