Emails Sent to AllReaders.net by AutographsAmerica.com
These are the rather rude, insulting, and demanding (if not somewhat threatening) emails we have received from autographsamerica.coms Michael Rigore.
It's been claimed by Sky Benson (employee of AA) that Brian Burkel, Brian Burns, and Michael Rigore are all the same person.
I did find it interesting that in the emails below Michael Rigore states the following: "I have two masters degrees, and one of them is in Computer Sciences, Internetworking. "
Then on another website for English teachers in China, I found Mr. Burkel claiming the following:
"I have a Masters in Computer Systems, and a Bachelors in Business Administration.I could certainly teach English, and have excellent skills".
Brian Burkel 2006
From: Autographs America
Sent: 02/18/09 10:24 pm To: LegalServices@gmx.us Subject: Michael Creel - Autographs America
We are now working with Julian Cauvin to have you prosecuted for the scam you have prepetrated against our legitimate business. You were used by Sky Benson, who tried to blackmail us into giving him money to get this crap removed. Unfortunately, you did not know he is a scam artist, and is the one whose name you should be listing as the real scammer. Look up the ebay accounts you have listed about our business, the following: losangelesrocks92684 backstagefun collectors_network collectorsuniverseltd qualityonlineautographs autographs_america2001 great_american_autographs original_autographs_4u These were all owned by Sky Benson. We will be directly assisting Julian and the prosecutors to file charges against you for these actions. IF you take this page down, and never put it up again, we will NOT assist Julian, but if you do not, we will file affidavits with the prosecutors office for the crimes you have commited. Also, we will assist in contacting your employer overseas to have you terminated, so you can return to the U.S. to be prosecuted. Take this page down immediately: http://allreaders.net/memorabiliascam.html You have 24 hours to comply! We have 3 different lawyers we can use to go after you if you presist. Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 02/20/09 01:30 pm To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, The page is still up, and your word to take it down has not been good! We sell fakes? Perhaps you should look at hundreds of pictures on the site of Mr. Burkel with so many famous artists, that you should be ashamed of even saying such a thing. We represent 287 collectors from various venues throughout the country, and you'll see them in court devastating your claims. Who are you, that you should know anything about any of this? You rely on Sky Benson's words??? This is your proof that we sell fakes??? Consider the source! Sky Benson, cmon! Again, since you are not paying attention, he tried to blackmail us, saying he had ways to get you to take down this site, after we paid him $10,000. Another tidbit of information. Perhaps you should read the newspaper interview with Mr. Burkel, regarding the failure of his rock festival. In the interview he talks about a person who stole over $35,000 from the festival, which is why it failed. Guess who stole that money??? Sky Benson! He has done everything to steal money from our fellow collector, and when he couldn't steal any more money, he resorted to blackmail, using you as an accomplice to make it happen. Sky is going down, going down for all the various notarized criminal activities involving real estate, just like you, IF you don't comply with our request immediately! Do yourself, and us a favor! Take this page down, and we'll leave you alone. Mr. Burkel can handle getting this bogus lien removed, and will. Whether we involve you, and prove your involvement in this crime is up to you. Once and for all, remove this page immediately, and we can assure you it will be the end of this affair. If you think we don't have the resources to make your life miserable, think again! You would be dead wrong. Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 02/20/09 01:37 pm To: LegalServices@gmx.us Subject: Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, This page is found by doing a search under Brian Burkel, or Autographs America, clearly showing that even though you took the link off the home page, it still is found by a search under either name. Remove this page from your web server, completely: http://allreaders.net/allscams/fakeautographsscam.html Until the page is removed, your have not complied with our request. Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 02/21/09 10:35 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, Every single person that has questioned anything about us comes from reading your slime. They look us up on the Internet to see anything about our company, and wow, they come accross your comments fed by Sky Benson, the REAL scam artist. If you know anything about him, you should have learned that, if you got to know him at all. Cmon, waste the FBI's time. We've got nothing to hide! We're as easily accessed, and called on the phone 11 hours a day. Call us when you get back. We can prove who we are, and the venues we do the meet-and-greets around the U.S. Our 287 collectors are real, and you're making a big mistake if you think you know better. What are the facts, and how did you find them out. From Sky Benson? You better wake up, he's going to prison in less than a year for all his scams. If I were you, I'd steer clear of him, as much as possible. Delete this page. Cmon, you can login to your web server, and easily delete this crap you copied directly from the words of Sky. As long as the page exists, you are still liable. Do the right thing, and do it now! We're asking nicely, whether you realize it, or not. We've researched you, and your wife, as well. We know exactly who you are, and what you own in the U.S. We'd be happy to meet with you when you get back. Perhaps we could discuss Julian, who has a real hard on for you, and wants us to help him. Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 02/24/09 10:08 am To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Please comply with our request Dear Michael, Today we had a $1,800 order cancelled because they saw your page. These are real damages, and we continue to ask you to remove this page which will always be available: http://allreaders.net/allscams/fakeautographsscam.html Taking the page off your home page does NOT keep Internet searches from finding it easily. When a page is removed it creates a blank page. As long as it resides on your server it will always be available. To remove it, simply click on this link: ftp://126.96.36.199 After inputing your user name and password, go to the top of the browser that says File | Edit | View | Favorites | Tools | Help , and go to View. Next, go to View in an Explorer Window, and again, type your user name and password. Please locate this HTML page, and delete it. Otherwise, you are still racking up damages which are mounting. We are not going away until you do as we ask. Julian calls us daily wanting us to be a part of his legal actions against you, and to get a judgment while you are out of the country and unavailable. Then, he's going to put a lien on you and your wife's home. Again, if you remove this page, we are done with you. Please comply! Look, I have a Master's Degree in Computer systems, but you don't need to be an expert to remove this page. It's as easy as I explained. Until you do so the search engines will always find this page. Best regards,
Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service
www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 02/27/09 04:23 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, We lost another large order today because you still have not removed this page. When are you coming back to the U.S. so we can meet with you. You have made a big mistake in not removing the site. We've asked you nicely, and still you continue to lose us business. We could care less about you contacting the F.B.I. However, the damages are mounting, and we're going to have to start taking action against you if you do not remove this page. It will never be taken down, and our collectors have already had two meetings to discuss what to do about this. We are asking you again, for the last time to comply with removing the page. When it is removed the page will come up blank when people click on the link. It is ridiculous to make us think it is removed. Cmon, do the right thing, and take it down. We don't want further trouble! So far, you owe us at least $5000, and the costs keep climbing. Simply delete the page, like we have asked. Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/04/09 02:18 pm To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, So, this was all bullshit. You once again have everything back on your site about us. We've got damages, and they are high! We can prove them all, and you had better get ready to back them up in court because we are going to sue you, and take your house away. You had better get ready to explain it all to your wife! We're filing next week, and have two lawyers ready to nail you to the wall.Cmon, back! We're waiting! And, if you don't, even better. We'll get a default judgment when you don't respond to the newpaper ad because you can't be served. One lien on your nice home coming up. Lets see you back up your claims about our business in court. Oh, and say hi to Sky, when you forward this e-mail to him. He may not have anything to lien, but you certainly do! You're worth suing. Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/06/09 11:09 pm To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, You've been asked nicely several times. The next e-mail you get will be from Ajilli Hodari, one of our lawyers. We are coming after you for damages directly, and indirectly.Other web sites have started copying the crap you put up on your web site, which is STILL accessible. You will get a warning e-mail soon from our lawyer. After that we are filing suit against you, and your family for damages.IF you are not in the country to get served that is fine. We will place ads in the paper, which is as good as service.Then, we'll get a judgment and lien your home, as well as have collections come after you, and ruin your credit. You have until Monday to comply! After that we are coming after you! Good luck! Best regards, Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/12/09 12:08 am To: email@example.com Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Today, another customer cancelled an order for almost $600 due to your slanderous site. Ajilli Hodari is our attorney and we will be suing for damages. Already the amount is over $10,000, and STILL you don't delete these pages and continue to cause mounting damages. IF I were you I would stop the bleeding, because you WILL pay!!! Simply delete these pages off the server, or add to the damages! Best regards,
Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/16/09 12:20 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, I have two masters degrees, and one of them is in Computer Sciences, Internetworking. However, it doesn't take a genius to delete a page from your server, like we keep asking you to do. All you have to do is see the page still on your server, and know that people will always see it until it has been deleted. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to simply right click/delete. If fact, a 5 year old can do it if you walk them through it. An informed person, close to the heart of these issues would clearly know, Sky Benson is a liar, and a thief, who stole over $35,000 from Brian. Then, he put a lien on his house while he was in China and could not return, not for legal reasons, but only financial.
Again, Sky built a web site, using his own name, and his credit card called Autographs AmericaScam.com, in an attempt to blackmail us into giving him money by saying he knew who was doing it, and could persuade them to take it down for $10,000. We used private investigators to unveil it was Sky, so he used YOU, again, to put the lies back up hoping to again blackmail us to get money AGAIN. To our misfortune, you became egotistical, and still think you know something illegal has been done by us. You are wrong! What in God's green earth do you think you have to gain by illegally and imorally destroying our name? You have nothing to gain from this, so why are you taking this so personal??? You don't know us, but you have just proven that you know nothing has been removed from your site, and you are still destroying our reputation. YOUR SITE speaks loud and clear about your wrongdoing. We're going to do the same thing, giving you double legal fees, and once you can't prove anything, except to say "Sky told me," you think you can win this battle? My God, exercise your brain! Cmon, delete the pages from the server, and stop listening to Sky's bullshit that they are in Goggle Server cache. When you click on a page that's been deleted, it causes an error page. Do this and we might consider forgetting all this. We've lost over $50K and have to spend lots on Ripoffreports.com because they copied your page, but YOU WERE THE SOURCE, and we can't deal with them, like you.This is going to cost big money, and you are the one we're coming after for feeding it to them. YOU are their source! We know why you quit ignoring us. We know Julian is serilously destroying your life. NOW YOU KNOW HOW IT FEELS! It's different when the shoes are on your feet. We can add to his site, and do the same thing, showing what YOU have been doing to us, without a shred of proof for what you are saying. Either be a part of the solution, by deleting the pages and going away, or we will be in your face SOON.You give us no choice. IF we continue to click on these links to these pages you created, and they are viewable, because you won't delete from your server, we will come after you. You have given us no choice! Additionally, stop thinking civil cases are newsworthy. IF you think the rock festival was a bad thing, consider WHO destroyed it, and Brian's future as a concert promoter. We can show you proof Sky took over $35,000 from the festival. Every time the festival took in $5,000 Sky stole $1,000 of the proceeds. All he has to do is say he was promised this money, which is a complete lie. He put a brand new roof on his house at this time with the money he stole, and IF you want to meet with Brian and Sky in one room, so Sky can tell you Brian agreed to give him this money, he'd certainly love to hear those words come out, since he still says he never took one cent. He's a liar, and a thief, who you continue to assist as long as those pages are up. AGAIN, MR GENIUS, 1.) Click here ftp://allreaders.net 2.) Enter your user name, and password. 3.) Locate the folder where your HTML pages reside 4.) Double click, or open the folder 5.) View/Open FTP Site In Explorer Window 6.) See the html pages you created on us, and delete them People will see the Google search results, but when they click on your pages they'll get an error page instead of the crap you wrote about us. Finally, Sky has nothing to lose, because he's a poor, broke, and stupid person who lies when it pays off. You on the other hand do have assets and are worth going after because you are his accomplice.Do the right thing NOW, and we'll consider it an act of friendship, and will then decide how much to spend on going after you, and whether it's worth it or not. We know all about you, and your Chinese wife. I'm sure she's a good person who doesn't deserve being dragged through all this when we serve the papers on her, as part of your family. Please stop your threats, you are the one who is finally revealed for what you have done. You know you've broke the law, and foolishly hurt people's reputation for your personal pleasure. This was wrong, and you know it. You know nothing about us, other than what you heard from a liar and a thief. Get out of bed with him before it is too late by deleting those pages! Then, we'll start a new relationship, and perhaps we can help you. You never know! Are you in the U.S., or NOT?
Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/16/09 08:54 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Re: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America It's NOT removed! You can't follow simple directions, can you??? Hit refresh, IF you still don't get the login page, hit Enter, or refresh again! AGAIN, MR GENIUS,
3.) Locate the folder where your HTML pages reside
4.) Double click, or open the folder
5.) View/Open FTP Site In Explorer Window
6.) See the html pages you created on us, and delete them From: Autographs America Sent: 03/16/09 07:40 pm To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, Look, this is getting ridiculous, and everything you have printed is a lie conceived by your friend Sky Benson. You've already admitted that! Simply print a retraction page, replacing the current page stating that after further investigation the information was not true.We'll give you a $1,000 for the trouble, and we can all get along with our lives. Additionally, we will not give Julian the right to publish all the scandalous things you have done to our business. We can all be happy! Cmon, this is absoulutely ludicrious, and you know it! Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/17/09 02:19 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Hello again! How about giving us a phone number, and the time of the day to call where you are located. I will have Brian call you, so you guys can try to work things out, or at least talk about the issues that need resolving. Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/17/09 02:21 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Thanks for writing!
You can call Brian anytime at 253-737-0848
Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/17/09 07:00 pm To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America These are NOT phantom links, and you simply don't know how to remove anything. A page has to be deleted!!! Cmon, we've showed you, over and over. IF a page is not deleted from the server, it still gets referenced by Google and every other engine. Cmon, all you have to do is login to your server like we've shown you time and time again. Delete a page and it will NEVER be seen. Simply delete the page. This is so simple yet you can't login like we keep showing you. Its sooo simple! Cmon! Hit The Enter, or refresh after clicking: A box will appear for you to login with your user name and password. ftp://.allreaders.net
Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/17/09 07:12 pm To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Mike: We want to give you information to put up on the retraction page, in place of the current one. Then, you don't need to delete it. When people see the link they can click and find your retraction of the information, clearly stating that your source was an ex-associate trying to destroy our reputation, and that the information was false. Simply restore our customers faith in our business, and we'll assist you any way we can. Brian will notorize a statement as soon as you agree to the content to replace the current page. Agree, and we can get this done. Regarding Julian, we had to find out about you, and how to deal with this mess. We had no one else close to you, except him. Sky is a common thief, and we don't want our e-mails, or agreements to be known, or seen by him. He is a liar and will do anything to get money out of us, using lies and deceit.
If we agree, and work this out, we will find out what you want to know from Julian, but you can never let him know we are helping you. He is filing a suit against you any day now, and you should know what he's planning. His girlfriend Jill, got a private investigators license, and he's digging up everything he can on you. He's got more than you know. Stop sharing our messages with Julian, and Sky, and we can help you, IF you help us. Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/19/09 09:58 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Retraction Dear Michael,
Here is the retraction we would like you to use, replacing the content on fakeautographsscam.html Autographs America.com Update All Readers.net would like to make a retraction to the public, regarding the information previously available on our web site about Autographs America.com selling fake autographs. We do not have any proof, or reason to believe that this is true, and we do not approve of other sites, like Ripoff Reports.com who copied this information, and continue to make it available on the web.
In the last several months we have been corresponding with Autographs America.com about the source of this information. The source, who will not be named, provided the information on our site. He had been affiliated with this company, and had been removed. He began angry, and started a campaign of blitzing the Internet with untrue statements, claiming Autographs America.com sold fake autographs. These lies, and the stories about them, were added to various web sites, blogs, and Craigs list, hoping to ruin the reputation of Autographs America.com.
Autographs America.com, and it's owners have agreed NOT to hold us responsible for the content of this information , previously detailed on our web site, and have signed a notarized document to this effect. All Readers.net is not in the autograph business, nor do we know anything about the authentication of the items they offer to the public. We do, however, apologize to our readers for not researching the source of this information before adding it to our web site. Again, we do not condone other web sites who copied this information as being true, when it is not. Here is the html code, to make it simple for you to replace the content page of fakeautographsscam.html ==================== We hope you are in agreement, and tried to honor your wishes. We have been damaged by the sites, blogs, etc. that picked this up and ran with it, and we ask you to leave those names as they are listed. It is our wish that all the content remain intact, and will certainly sign the document requested, as soon as possible. Please restore our reputation, or at least make this attempt. Michael Rigore www.autographsamerica.com From: Autographs America Sent: 03/19/09 10:00 am To: AllReaders. NetFrom: Autographs America Sent: 03/23/09 05:33 am To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America Dear Michael, We tried to be generous, and asked only that you help us fix the problems you created. In your constant e-mails, you admitted to hardly knowing Sky. As you said, he was only someone you got e-mail correspondence from, like us. Any yet you took a stranger's word, and cost our business over $10,000 in refunds, and lost orders. Your e-mails admitted everything. NOW, it's been 4 days, and you've done nothing as promised. IF you don't act soon, we're going to hand the e-mails over to Ajilli Hodari, our lawyer, who is also Julian's and let him handle the suit. You've shown little sympathy for your wrong doing, and repeatedly refused to delte the pages causing the continued damage. We are running out of patience! Post what we gave you, over the same page you listed, and do it soon. The damages continue to mount, including today, for over $500. This is your last chance! Michael Rigore Autographs America Customer Service www.autographsamerica.com
From: Autographs America Sent: 03/23/09 08:48 pm To: AllReaders. Net Subject: Autoresponder Autoresponder Michael Creel - Autographs America We are filing suit, and have already given our lawyer the retainer to take this to the limit. You should be ashamed of yourself. You know NOTHING about us, and our organization. We are suing you for $500,000 Good luck, you're going to need it. We're tired of the endless, countless messages to you without any kind of reasonable response.