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Boycott Kim K Website

Run By Convicted Con Man

1/20/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian
The man behind BoycottKim.com is a convicted felon with a history of conning people -- and ... SURPRISE!!! ... there are serious questions over whether he's grossly exaggerated the number of people who have signed the petition to rid the world of all things Kardashian.

Frank Basti -- the man behind the movement -- is freshly off parole for a mail fraud conviction.  Basti was nailed for sending notices to 5,000 California car dealerships, telling each of them they owed lots of money to the DMV and this was their final chance to pay ... or else. 

Basti served federal prison time and was on parole until last July. Several months later Basti launched the Kardashian website.

Basti claims roughly 650,000 people have signed his petition.  But according to Compete.com -- a prominent website traffic estimator -- only 24k unique visitors went to the site in December and 20k in November.

Basti tells TMZ it's not a scam and he's counting a previous petition and his Facebook page connected to his Kardashian website to justify the 650,000 number.  He insists he's not making any money off the site

As for why Basti wants to Boycott the Kardashians ... he says he's offended that mainstream media is covering them like a serious news story.

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61.

Firefly    

TMZ's little lacky's are lazy and don't want to waste their time tracking down stories and finding facts. They all sit by their phones waiting for the payers to call in and give them their daily headlines. That is why we are getting crap from this site lately. Get off your lazy duffs and get out there if you want to keep your readers interest. No more REALITY not-stars. No more Kardashians, No more athletes that are breaking the laws! We want entertainment MOVIE STARS to read about! Not gutter swipes.

820 days ago
62.

TARA    

I applaud Fred Basti's efforts. I am a real person and I signed the petition. The ONLY con around here is the one The Kardashians are playing on this country.Please, TMZ, are you trying to say that Kim's fake wedding was not a con? A cheap way to make lots of money? Gasp? From the same woman who charged $650,000 to appear at parties? In these tough times The Kardashian Family has had no problem flipping the bird to the rest of America as they live their lavish life style. And now America has lashed back. Surprised? Poor Bruce Jenner, The Olympic Hero who is mired in this BS. Kim K. 'leaked' a sex tape ('leaked SHOULD read sold '). Hmmm sex for money...isn't that prostitution? A prosecutable crime?

820 days ago
63.

Drk Gntlmn    

Ok I am done with this pathetic sight and all things Kardashian. I for one signed the petition and I know numerous of my friends did as well. What does she want all of us to picket in on her front door. What a bunch of dumb f**king idiots!

820 days ago
64.

URSilly    

So, what is he going to do with the names people signed on the petition? People are DUMB to sign any petition on the internet, giving their legal name or email address.

Not a smart thing to do, no matter how strongly you feel about or against something.

820 days ago
65.

Drk Gntlmn    

Kim Kardashian and her family are nothing but low life pieces of TRASH! Yeah thats how that trashy family is...about that alimighty dollar. They are a SCAM!

820 days ago
66.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Of course they are trying to protect Kim. Harvey believes that TMZ made her famous, he has said on the show.

They have tried hard since to make other "nobodies" famous, but with little success. They are very dependent on Kim and Lindsay. Sports figures' baby mama drama and divorce settlements aren't very interesting.

820 days ago
67.

lindsey    

i dont want my daughter growing up acting like one of those whores. they are worthless, and are a stain on society. shame on tmz for promoting the ****s.

820 days ago
68.

j    

no more Kardashions by summer.... when yall realize, we wont evewn leave E on anymore..its become kartrashions all day long...... I hope the have to close all thier stores..... and get sued....

820 days ago
69.

Classy Lady    

Your page has become sooooooooooo boring that you had to print about the Kardashians how sad....business must be really slow to print about a no talent family. Go back to reporting about real stars . I have switched to showbiz much more entertaining.

820 days ago
70.

RobinD323    

Harvey, I'm SHOCKED at you being in the BED with The Kardshian's..Let me let you in on a little bit of INFO! Martha Stewart is ALSO a convicted FELON! Lindsey Lohan can't travel to Canada to film a movie. Many rappers are ex-felon's..AND???????? WHat's your POINT exactly HARVEY?? KIM K'???? I could go on to name every single person ever jailed and the same reply, BIG DEAL!! What does this have to do with ANYTHING????????? Everybody know's these people are NOTHING but S*** and the message is CLEAR! The KARDASHIAN'S inflicted this UPON themselves HARVEY and YOU of all people know it. How dare you! Frank will not stop for he has ton's of supporter's. They did their own name in with their LIES and FAKE wedding's.. Frank may have a record but it's has nothing, absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact she LIED, Kris J. LIED...They all LIED about the $18 MILLION dollar wedding..and everything there after. Harvey I'm going to BOYCOTT your web site and you can BITE me! You are a sorry dog. How dare you come after this man for supporting a BOYCOTT on The Kardashian's and he's not made 1 DIME! I'd trust HIM before I'd ever trust a KARDASHIAN!. He's gotten as many signature's on the boycott as he has claimed. WHY would he say otherwise? And why does this TMZ and the Kardashian's CARE?? I mean they are just FINE right? Apparently NOT!! I mean the KARDASHIAN'S are making claims their BRAND is just FINE!! Why attack FRANK? Why attack the BOYCOTT when they have public-ally stated it wasn't bothering them at all? You are as dirty and as low down as the Kardashian's HARVEY!! Low Down..Put that in your little ELF pants and smoke it..Short prick!

820 days ago
71.

nikki    

it doesnt matter who is behind BoycottKim.com because it works
-Skechers trade her for a dog
-Mattel is not going to make a stupid karTRASHians dolls
-no karTRASHian magazine
-Gap attacking with law suit
-Kim and her mom were busted in the fake scene
-KarTRASHians Kollection are on sale at Sears chilling on the floor like a garbage
-Lamar Odom, Khloe and Kim Kardashian Booed Out of Staples Center
-majority of Kim's fans on twitter and facebook are fake, created by machine (SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT THIS AS A FRAUD, BECAUSE SHE IS MAKING MONEY FROM THAT!!!!!)

820 days ago
72.

Paul Barr    

Wow some people are commenting and saying the craziest things like she does anal in her sex tape and gets peed on wtf...

820 days ago
73.

Love    

TMZ this article reaks of desperation!!! You are pathetic sell outs! I can only imagine how much money that trashy family waived in your face to post this pointless article. America does NOT care about Frank's past, we DO care about getting rid of these overexposed pigs who put a price on their dignity simply so that they can buy more "things". Do all the comments in favor of Frank mean nothing to you people? TMZ, you really sunk to a new low! I will now boycott your website too!

820 days ago
74.

cm    

I think having a fake wedding and now divorce for money and television ratings is more criminal than what this guy did! Give us a break...The Kardashian's are everything that is wrong with this country...and horrible role models for girls/women...

820 days ago
75.

3Storms    

This article reeks of momma Kardashian going on the attack to discredit a site that threatens their profits

820 days ago
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