Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne Spying On People--Again

Judd Bagley

Journalist and author Gary Weiss who uncovered the pretexting scheme reported that:

Bagley created "Larry Bergman" and an unknown number of phony Facebook accounts to con people into "friending" him. That way he could circumvent Facebook security, violating their rules and, well, Lord knows how many laws he broke in this pretexting scheme.


After learning that he and his family members were pretexted, Attorney/Money Manager/Author Barry Ritholtz wrote:

A career douche bag (and possible pedarast) named Judd Bagley decided to engage in some fraudulent pretexting. He assumed a false persona on Facebook, using someone else’s name and photo (perhaps committing a Felony in NYS). He then began cyber-stalking the children, friends and family of numerous journalists, bloggers and fund managers. After friending all the kiddies, Bagley posted their names, friends, etc. at the Deep Capture site.


Eventually, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) booted Bagley for violating its rules. It deleted both his false "Larry Bergman" profile and his personal profile. He's since resurfaced on Facebook by adding a number to his username.

It's three and half years later, and Overstock is still up to its old tricks, now violating customer privacy. When will regulators finally step in and put a stop to these hoodlums? Consumers are cautioned against trusting these crooks with their personal information.

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Sam E. Antar

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