Extortion letters from Adlife Marketing & Communications is a relatively new topic being discussed here on ELI. I knew very little about them specifically although their letters have a familiar ring.
Robert (Buddhapi), a member of the ELI Defense Team, wrote on his blog, copyright-trolls.com discussing the matter further: http://copyright-trolls.com/site/we-can-add-joel-abrizio-to-list-of-douche-bag-copyright-trolls
Apparently, Joel didn't take it too well and start accusing Robert of copyright infringement and calling him a "thief" for "stealing" Adlife's images. Win in actuality, all Robert was doing was writing about the matter. Joel was apparently too stupid to figure out that "copyright-trolls.com" is a website that discusses, reports, and comments on such matters.
Joel also made veiled threats against Robert about possibly prosecuting him for such acts. Further, Joel is trying to tell Robert how he should write and comment on a site the Robert owns!
I can tell everyone that Joel has picked on the wrong guy to mess with. Robert can get very obsessive very quickly in uncovering information on someone. And Joel Albrizio can pretty much count on being investigated by him and his network going forward.
Joel has never heard of the Streisand Effect but by wrongfully threatening and accusing Robert, it won't be long now before we see more uncovered information on Joel Albrizio and Adlife Marketing & Communications.
Robert shared some information with me but I won't take away his thunder. I believe Robert will be making more posts on the matter in the near future.
So, for the $8,000 Adlife Marketing extortion letter recipients, I think you will want to go read Joel's very foolish and uninformed comments on copyright-trolls.com and then stay tuned for more upcoming reports.
As a teaser, I did find his company in the Massachusetts Secretary of State Corporations database: http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSummary.aspx?FEIN=043004367&SEARCH_TYPE=1