How do you protect yourself from internet crazies when you try to run an honest business that requires a website? We’ve been asking ourselves that a lot lately particularly as information came to us about how the James Files-JFK Assassination hoax zoomed around the web, primarily through the efforts of Dutch author Wim Dankbaar. Mr. Dankbaar knowingly bought the rights to the fake story and the JFK conspiracy website he now calls his own.
There have been lots of detractors to that theory over the years (some believe Mr. Dankbaar is perpetuating the fraud for profit – considering all the stuff he sells, that’s not far from the truth) but it it seems that one man in particular is becoming quite famous for disagreeing with Wim Dankbaar. That would be a person knowledgeable in weapons and human behavior who basically called James Files a liar based upon Files’ own statements. This poor man has been the victim of Mr. Dankbaar’s vitriol ever since, attacked both on the internet and offline.
The man was an investor in a social networking company (cybersoup.com) that Mr. Dankbaar managed to destroy by his posting of libelous remarks on his JFK site. Then, when the man tried to continue doing business offering website services, Mr. Dankbaar went after him again. In fact, Wim Dankbaar hasn’t stopped and he brags about it all over the internet.
Because of Mr. Dankbaar’s offending posts, a woman who had abruptly decided she was unhappy with Cybersoup’s services, contacted Dankbaar and proclaimed that she was cheated. The problem from what we understand is that she wasn’t cheated, at least not by Cybersoup. She is just highly disturbed and disillusioned about the facts. In any case, as the story unfolds, Wim Dankbaar rushed to her “aid”.
Here’s where the internet stalking part gets good. The woman is Michigan’s April Kelley who had problems with her prior website catering to online insurance agents which she now uses to accuse, threaten and blackmail. Mrs. Kelley proves herself quite adept at internet stalking just like Wim Dankbaar because he’s coaching her every step of the way. She’s trying to use Cybersoup as a scapegoat for her incompetence in getting her own site running properly. Apparently any disaffected soul can just make up lies and post them to their advantage. That’s what the wonderful world wide web is all about these days. Post your lies and hurt innocent people in the process and damage their businesses.
Now April Kelley who said other programmers had damaged her website has done an about turn and is calling Cybersoup and the man who had tried to help her, the cheat. She sent numerous threatening emails to everyone associated with the company (just like Mr. Dankbaar has done repeatedly over the years). The Cybersoup investor was then put in the position of having to defend himself against this new internet lunatic. April Kelly insisted she was contacting the FBI and the CIA and all the police departments. She probably will since she thought nothing of filing false PayPal payment reports already.
Mr. Dankbaar, the real evildoer in this tale, is sitting back, overjoyed to have allegedly distanced himself from the fray by having another internet stalker go after the man he hates. But the tactics have Mr. Dankbaar’s fingerprints all over them, down to the same name-calling and points that Wim Dankbaar uses on his own site.
Internet stalking is a disease. Wim Dankbaar has it. April Kelley, his new partner in crime, has it. It’s apparently highly contagious. Then there are those who must work especially hard to protect themselves. Mrs. Kelley in her online obscenities and spamming emails to a cache of people has twisted every known fact about the investor into something so outrageous that only other crazies like Mr. Dankbaar would believe. Then for good measure, as coached by Mr. Dankbaar, April Kelley added more ludicrous statements and a bevy of inaccuracies. When people like April Kelly talk about God and all his goodness on their blogs, you have to wonder which God they’re talking about and how come they aren’t following in his holy path. The really ridiculous thing is that in both cases, Dankbaar and Kelly think they can jolly well go about destroying a man’s reputation then claim HE’s the bad guy. In BOTH cases, Mr. Dankbaar and Mrs. Kelley came to Cybersoup for help and in BOTH cases, the company’s investor tried to do just that. Sadly what he got for his efforts were two internet stalkers who just don’t know when to stop. But, hey, that’s what conspiracy nuts do. They conspire … and they apparently keep going like the Energizer Bunny until their batteries run down or they’re run out of town. Since this is the internet, the only way to run them out of town is stop reading their garbage and in Wim Dankbaar’s case, to stop supporting his online terrorism by NOT buying his fabricated stories about the JFK assassination.
Dave’s JFK-James Files Mosaic wraps things up nicely with respect to Mr. Dankbaar.
Read the full report of how internet stalker, online insurance agent diva, April Kelley became involved at citizensjustice.org