This victim did not allow himself to be intimidated. He immediately made the scam public and shared the extortion letters sent by John W. Jolin acting Linda Ellis's representative. It is important to note that JohnW. Jolin is not an attorney and that the content in the letters is false. Linda Ellis has never sued anyone for sharing The DashRead More
Just when I think Linda Ellis couldn't pull a stupider stunt, she pulls a stupider stunt. Let me remind you of her most recent gaffes. Ellis sent an extortion letter to a teacher at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, Cobb County, demanding she pay her an extortion demand because a teacher assigned The Dash to her students as part of a lesson plan.Read More
Nothing slows down Linda Ellis and John Jolin, not even the holiday season. They've tried a new and improved extortion letter by sending the first and scariest letter (the 4 page version) via registered mail rather than email. Knowing how much extra effort printing, folding, stamping and mailing a letter takes, I predicted that little idea would fade fast-and it has.Read More
Yesterday I heard from another religious leader. He posted a sermon with The Dash included. He operates a very small church, under 100 congregants. They reside in an extremely poor part of the country. Linda Ellis's self-titled COPYRIGHT REPRESENTATIVE, John Whitelaw Jolin, is hounding the guy for $7500.You probably got the same letter but from John W. Jolin. Apparently John thinks that including his middle name "Whitelaw" in full sounds more scary and lawyer-like. Don't be fooled. Jolin is not a lawyer and those letters have no legal standing.Read More
In June I posted a list of just some of the agregious acts Linda Ellis committed in an attempt to extort $7500 from me because I shared that stupid Dash poem. If you can take the time to read through the posts here and at EXTORTIONLETTERINFO.COM you will discover the screen captures of those acts she denies. This so called inspirational author, Linda Ellis, has lied repeatedly on her Facebook account, in video and on blog posts and in comments on other people's blogs.Read More
encourage all of you to visit the Extortion Letter Info forum. You will find the most up-to-date information on Linda Ellis and her extortion letter scheme. Matthew Chan is the moderator of this forum. On February 13, 2013, Linda Ellis filed a bogus Stalking Ex Parte claim on Matthew in an effort to shut down the forum and silence our voices.Read More
We've watched as Ellis nearly singlehandedly exposed herself to her frans and followers as one of the nastiest copyright trolls to date. Ellis's extortion scheme is primarily managed by John W. Jolin and she also enlists the services of a few members of her family to extort money from innocent infringers. The operation costs little and in her words "people pay me 99.99% of the time".Read More
In 2009 our church posted a PDF newsletter in which we included the poem. In the newsletter we introduced the author and gave full credit to her and included her byline with the poem.
The article was removed the next month, however the pdf file itself remained on the server in an unpublished folder. So for years now our published website has been void of the poem.
One of the keys The Dash Extorion Letter Scheme is the copyright warning that John W. Jolin attaches to all his emails. Think Nigerian Bank Scam and imagine if nobody ever shared that letter. Sound ridiculous? Of course. You also need to keep in mind that John W. Jolin has no more legal standing that your gardener. He is an impotent letter writer and nothing more. Silence and fear of a wimply little guy and a hack poet has allowed this scam to continue for a decade.Read More
It works like this: once The Dash poem has been discovered in any form in an internet post - i.e. blog, website or bereavement tribute and if the stupid poem is printed in a newsletter, bulletin, memorial and if The Dash is read aloud and recorded and then shared by video, the source of that innocent infringement will begin receiving extortion letters.Read More
If you thought Linda Ellis would ever give up her lucrative scheme of extorting money from good people think again. While Linda Ellis's elderly mother lies sick in a hosptital bed she has her pretend "legal representative" John W. Jolin sending extortion letters to good people like the director of an agency that matches senior citizens skills and time with the needs of a community. Heartless?Read More