Joel Leyden SEO
Complaint 62965 Details

  • Date Occurred: 01/17/2014
  • Reported Damages: $100.00

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

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    • Joel Leyden SEO Complaint / User Submitted Image #62965
    • Joel Leyden SEO Complaint / User Submitted Image #62965

Our ex consultant got into our godaddy account and transferred our domains to his godaddy account. After I used my (personal) credit card for web hosting, domain renewal etc. He has not returned our domains.

He called godaddy tech support pretending he was my partner and transferred my domains because he knew my card was on file. We just want our domains back, but I have found some slanderous allegations on our sites. Now they are being held hostage from the ex-consultant at Joel Leyden Seo PR Marketing Agency. Godaddy says i need a court order to get them back.

Joel Leyden SEO PR Marketing Agency said they will give them back for $15,000.00. As you can see from my bank account, I don't have 15K to give up. BUYER BEWARE!!!!

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  • Joel
  • Joel SBID #afc09f0d78
  • Posted 01/23/2014

    He keeps calling and harassing for more money, what do we do?
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  • DavidBrandon
  • DavidBrandon SBID #9f4d750e5c
  • Posted 01/23/2014
  • @rookncastle - you either have the wrong guy or you are posting from Iran. Joel Leyden is an Internet Pioneer whose work has been featured in CNN, TIME, Washington Post and FOX News. He has served as a senior consultant to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US State Dept. Either you are an agent coming from Iran or Syria or you are a very negligent Webmaster to have allowed someone to control your domains - if they are your domains. Understand if Leyden gets a hold of your smear campaign, you and your client could be in court on slander and libel charges.
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  • nancynamer
  • nancynamer SBID #002c0ce44d
  • Posted 02/22/2014
  • I have known and worked with Joel for over 10 years. He is as honest as one can be.
    In speaking to him I found out that your client, Richard Maize has not paid Joel, owes Joel and others for professional services and is not very honest.

    In fact, the FBI is sending your client Richard Maize to prison for mortgage fraud!!!

    LOS ANGELES - Richard Maize, a mortgage banker, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scam that caused more than $18.5 million in losses to banks, including his former employer.

    Richard A. Maize, 53, of Beverly Hills, was sentenced late yesterday afternoon by United States District Judge Dean D. Pregerson. In addition to the prison term, which Richard Maize was ordered to begin serving on December 2, Judge Pregerson ordered Richard Maize to pay $4 million in restitution, about $3.6 million of which has already been paid to victims Lehman Brothers Bank and RBC Mortgage Company.

    Richard Maize previously pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and loan fraud, three counts of bank fraud and one count of making a false statement on a federal tax return.

    Richard Maize was involved in a wide-ranging and sophisticated conspiracy to defraud federally insured mortgage lenders out of tens of millions of dollars. As part of the scam, the conspirators obtained inflated mortgage loans on expensive homes in some of California’s most exclusive neighborhoods, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Malibu.

    Richard Maize, was a co-founder of Americorp Funding, a mortgage banking company with offices in West Los Angeles and Pasadena that originated, brokered, funded and sold mortgage loans.

    More information on Richard Maize:

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  • Jonathan
  • Jonathan SBID #a835439238
  • Posted 05/31/2013
  • Yes, Joel Leyden is someone you should be aware of, he criminally harasses and defames many different people. Please see all this new info about him, including legal complaints:

    Please note “Joel Leyden” is a notorious criminal, fraud, spammer, cybersquatter, cyberbully, identity thief, and harasser. He claims to be in the business of SEO and PR, and reputation management.

    Here are just some of the reviews, complaints, legal documents, criminal reports, and other reports about Joel Leyden:

    USA Consumer Complaints about Joel Leyden SEO

    Complaint Board: National Consumer Complaint Forum


    Criminal Legal Complaints against Joel Leyden

    Documentation from the Victims

    Joel Leyden’s Harassment, Defamation, Cybersquatting, Fraud, and Abuse - Jewish Internet Defense Force

    Joel Leyden on Wikipedia -he was blocked/banned from the site. Not a big deal, we publicly talked about it happening to many Jews and Israel supporters that are friends of this effort, but he attacks others for being blocked from a site that he was banned from? Hypocrisy

    Suspected Sockpuppets of
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  • Jonathan
  • Jonathan SBID #a835439238
  • Posted 05/31/2013
  • Suspected Sockpuppets of Joel Leyden:

    The following are more aliases, DBA’s, and other entities in which he is involved or associated:

    Leyden Digital” (, “Israel News Agency” (, “Israel PR” (, “Jewish PR” (, “Israel SEO PR” (, “Reputation Management PR” (, “London SEO PR” (, “israel Public Relations Institute” (, “Internet Marketing SEO PR” (, “Joel Leyden New York” (, “Joel Leyden SEO PR” (, “Joel Leden” (, “Leyden Communications Internet Marketing, SEO, Digital PR” (, “Passover” (, “Hatikvah” (, “Jerusalem - Capital of Israel” (, “Israel Humanitarian Aid” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Jewish Business Networking” (, “Jewish Fathers” (, “Children 4 Israel (, “Israel News Agency” (, “I Support the Israel Defense Forces In Preventing Terror Attacks From Gaza” (, “Online Reputation PR” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Joel Leyden SEO” ( , “Joel Leyden LInkedin” (, “IsraelBeach YouTube” (, “Joel Leyden Slideshare” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Phillip Pasmanick’s Israel & Stuff” (, “Fathers for Justice Israel” (
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  • Jonathan
  • Jonathan SBID #a835439238
  • Posted 05/31/2013
  • “Fathers for Justice Israel” (, “Digital PR 4 Israel” (

    He often uses the same retorts or rebuttals (using fake names) against anyone criticizing him, or calling out his rampant online abuse. Some of these including:

    He will claim whoever is making the complaint is being investigated by the FBI, CIA, Police, or other law enforcement agency
    He will claim whoever criticizes him is in Iran
    He will claim that who he’s “known Joel Leyden for 15 years
    He will claim the complainant is guilty of libel and defamation
    He will claim the complainant is a “professional con artist”
    He will make up completely false information about people he suspects are complaining
    He will falsely accuse people of hacking him and cyber-harassing him
    He will falsely claim that he is a “highly respected” consultant in the Jewish community
    He will falsely claim he served in the IDF as an officer in three wars
    He will falsely claim he serves as a “senior advisor” for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    He claims to be in the business of “reputation management”, but as you can see, it appears the only person’s reputation he tries to manage, is his own. Most of the top results for his name are for his own spammy duplicitous and (Inappropriate Content Removed)websites. So I urge everyone to review this information, and to help spread it, if you agree that Joel Leyden is indeed a threat that must be called out.
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  • Complaint Against Joel Leyden SEO
  • Complaints Filed: 3
  • Reported Damages: $10,200.00
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