Journalists Beware! This is a public warning to authentic journalists and editors who have been contacted by Kent Madin. Though Madin may appear to sound reasonable when he slyly suggests that you write an article, this is a masquerade designed to camouflage his rapacious desire to inflict emotional damage to his victims. No editor wants to be deceived. No journalist wants to be an accomplice to cyber crime. You risk both unless you realise the nature of the man who is attempting to groom you and exploit your talents to further his deceptive agenda. Editors and journalists should realise that by pretending to be a reporter himself, Madin has perpetrated an immoral double standard and prostituted the noble craft of journalism to further a decade long criminal campaign. American equestrian editor Geoff Young described Madin as “someone bent on deception, lies, slander and persecution of people he knows nothing about.” Young warned, “Kent Madin obtained information from me under false pretences to wage his cyber campaign of destruction and defamation. Because he falsely claimed he was a journalist, I will be filing a complaint with Joe Skeel, the Executive Director of the Society of Professional Journalists.” In order to ascertain Madin’s true objectives and shed light on his unprecedented international campaign of cyber crime, the following questions are presented for consideration by editors and journalists. These questions are based upon the Cyber Crime Report Documenting the activities of Kent Holman Madin. Each question is followed by the chapter number in the report where the relevant information may be found. Questions Dr. Michael Nuccitelli is a cyber crime expert who defines cyber predators as “anyone who uses technology to engage in exploitation, victimization, coercion, stalking, theft or disparagement of others, to profile, identify, locate, stalk engage and deliver harmful information against a target (Chapter 1) Does Kent Madin match Dr. Nuccitelli’s definition of a cyber predator? Though Madin has spent years fantasizing about being a reporter, he is not required to uphold any standards of journalism. He has no journalistic credentials. His only participation with journalism occurred in 2012 when he was listed as a “source of information” by a Danish newspaper (Chapter 2). Is Kent Madin an objective source or is he attempting to use your publication to further his cyber crime campaign? In 2014 Madin described himself as a “cyberstalking sleuth.” In 2017 he informed President Trump, “I am not a reporter (Chapter 2).” Is Kent Madin a legitimate journalist or an apex cyber predator? In 2015 Antonia Paget, a reporter for the Irish Daily Mirror, wrote an article about an athletic event which involved one of Madin’s victims (Chapter 2). Did Madin subsequently harass the reporter? In 2017 Australian police asked Madin to tell them where his article would be published and what was the name of his editor (Chapter 2). Did Madin provide this basic information to the police? Journalists abide by professional standards. They do not elicit confidential information under false pretences. They do not use false identities to obtain information or spread gossip. They are accountable to their editor and publisher (Chapter 2). Is Madin a reporter or a vindictive vigilante? Cyber stealth is the covert method by which internet marauders establish and sustain anonymity while they plan their next assault or research the social profiles of their targets. The goal is to create online profiles and diversionary tactics that remain undetected and untraceable (Chapter 3). Did Madin use the identity of deceased American banker Peter Fitts to circulate harmful information about a victim via a fraudulent twitter account? In 2011 an official complaint was filed with the Mongolian ambassador in Washington DC stating that Madin was using his diplomatic privileges as a cover for cyberstalking (Chapter 4). Did Madin pervert his role as Mongolian Honorary Consul to obtain potentially harmful information under false pretences? In 2016 Bozeman Police Chief Steve Crawford reacted to the news that Madin dishonestly used that officer’s name in an attempt to obtain information about victims. "I have not been approached to be a reference. Nor have I been contacted by anyone inquiring to anything related. It would not be appropriate for me to be a reference at any rate as my role was that of objective investigator" (Chapter 5). Is Madin also using the name of FBI Agent Shiloh Allen without his knowledge or approval? According to law professor David Steele “Under U.S. law 15 § U.S.C. 1129, it is unlawful to register a domain name that consists of, or is similar to, the name of another living person without their consent” (Chapter 6). Did Madin violate this law by illegally using the names of his victims to create cyberstalking websites? Kent Madin is a repeat copyright violator who has blatantly stolen intellectual material which he has used to perpetrate numerous cyber crimes against his victims (Chapter 6). Is it true that since 2013 Madin has been involved in the wholesale looting and illegal dissemination of copyrighted material, including academic articles, artwork, stolen films and police evidence? Madin’s blatant contempt for internet ethics was demonstrated when he perpetrated a massive violation of Google’s ethical standards by publishing nearly 3,000 names, words, text, links, Linked In comments and a newspaper article hidden at the base of five cyber-squatter websites. This material, in white text against a white background, is situated many empty pages length below the visible page content. This hidden information has been deliberately used to manipulate Google’s page ranking system (Chapter 7). Is Madin a reporter of a spammer? Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation" (Chapter 8). Has Madin violated his victims UN-mandated right to privacy? Madin has disguised his cyber transgressions as journalism. Madin has no journalistic credentials. Madin has never published an article or book. Madin has used dozens of aliases. Madin stole the names of victims and the identities of deceased Americans. Madin falsely used the names of an American police officer and an FBI agent as character references. Madin perpetrated 29 violations of copyright. Madin used hidden text to mislead the Google search engine (Conclusion). Is Madin attempting to use your publication to appease his lust for publicity and revenge? In July 2021 an Australian federal court ruled that a self-described citizen journalist is not, in the eyes of the law, an authentic reporter. "Under Commonwealth law, a journalist is defined as someone who is engaged in the profession, complies with recognised codes of practice and regularly publishes in a news medium.” The “Cyber Crime Report” not only documents Madin’s twelve year campaign of abusive and predatory behavior, it also proves that Madin does not meet any of the legal criteria defining a journalist. There is instead an alarming body of evidence which separates Madin from the authentic reporters who abide by the Code of Ethics enforced by the international Accountable Journalists organization. Thus the hypocrisy of Madin enlisting the aid of unsuspecting editors and journalists needs to be exposed and the actions of this opportunist need to be understood before he uses your publication to inflict further pain, humiliation and grief on his victims.