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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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106.

ieis    

Let's not forget how Kim Kardashian scammed Brandy Norwood and her momanager Sonja, out of several hundreds of dollars when she worked for the Norwoods as Brandy's personal stylist. They had to sue Kim, only to settle out of court after Kim made paper from the first season of her reality show.

Kim Kardashian used Mrs. Norwood's credit card to go on a shopping spree for apparel items that ended up being merchandise sold on the Dash Boutique store.

952 days ago
107.

Cran    

I thought about it and you know what Harvey/TMZ? I am removing you from my fav's and never reading your site again...you are despicable in your crass, clearly paid, Kardashian fan site. You never mentioned Boycott Kim before but now it is really starting to scare them isn't it. Kim be scared be very very afraid because this is just the beginning of your fall.

952 days ago
108.

Maria    

As far as I am concerened TMZ, you need to understand reality ok the site was started by a con, but is Kim and family not Con asrtists themselves. There are alot of people tired of this family and if they are loosing contracts and reputation its because they gave lost credibility. A company does not let signatures make their judgments its all about the money and these over rated people have finally come to their end.Goodbye TMZ

952 days ago
109.

TJ    

What I want to know,is that handsome TODD WATERMAN (one of Kris' lovers) the father of Robbie K? They really resemble each other!Also,I sure hope Khloe gets a DNA test,to confirm if O.J Simpson is really her biological father,as he has proclaimed!!

952 days ago
110.

WOW...    

Wait....so Kim took a credit card illegally and spent over 100k illegally? So she's a felon too......LOL
Pot calling kettle~ Woohoo…. How do I sign the petition?
Wasn't going to waste my time, but ya know..the more they talk the more I dislike them.

952 days ago
111.

Cannabinol kid    

I don't care if Josef Mengele is behind the BoycottKimdotCom website, it needs to exist. Kim K. is a worthless piece of garbage and TMZ is really starting to suck. These assinine Kardashian stories, the absurd celebrity face swirls and the guess what's different side by side pic comparisons, it just goes to show that TMZ is crap. I rarely come here anymore.......I used to come on here all the time but it's pretty clear that TMZ is too lazy to post good content.

952 days ago
112.

Dirk McGuirk    

Oh no! BoycottKim was started by an ex-con! Serious questions have been raised! We should just forget this boycott and go back to luving the Kardashians! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Seriously, TMZ? SERIOUSLY? How many "exclusives" did Kris Jenner promise you to get you to publish this sham of a hit piece?

952 days ago
113.

notalawyer    

She wishes she "had" 2 vaginas

952 days ago
114.

G.    

All I got say is, TMZ if you guys keep standing up for Kim K because its obvious the family is paying you guys, you're going to end up reaping the consequences.

952 days ago
115.

janet    

Who cares who put it out. It's all true. A con exposing a con.


This is too funny. Who are they trying to kid. They themselves put out the story about Khole to spin around their rotten reputation. Hell, they already did a whole episode about this on that stupid show. Bashing Humphries wasn't enough.


Kims superbowl ad was pulled and she was replaced by a French Bull dog (no joke)


Reports that Sears my put the Kardashian Kollection on the Klearence racks the sales are so poor. The clothes are overpriced, poorly made and screams of copyright infrindgments. Kim can't even thread a needle.


The Gap, parent company of Old Navy is counter suing her for her claim she stands to loose 20 million for the ad using her 'likeness'. That means Kardashian will have to show and proove her finances. She won't do that. Chances are she will drop her lawsuite.


Australia has Kim on their 'watch list' 3 times she claimed on her passport she was their on vacation when if fact it was always business. Another fraud. Probally trying to avoid taxes.


Kim and Kardashians total BS trip using Haiti claiming it was for charity. It looked more like a photo op. She was nowhere near the devistation and never chipped a fake nail. That's disgusting. Would love the see the IRS look into their finances.


Ricky Gervais slammed her but good on the Golden Globe Awards watched all over the world. That was priceless. SNL was also good on the fake wedding.


Kris Jenners magazine deal fell through because she wanted full editorial control they said no way. No magazine. Her book sales fell flat.


The Kardashian list goes on and on. All the scams and cons are catching up with them. They are still despised and a complete joke.


The poor little kimmy crap still not working. I don't see any companys wanting her to endorse any of their products from someone who is despised. They won't waste their advertising dollars.

952 days ago
116.

Firefly    

Is this all worth it TMZ? You are backing a losing horse. You are losing readers faster than a Kardashion can lie. I hope it's worth it! For I too will move on if you continue with this Trash.

952 days ago
117.

Cannabinol kid    

Someone should start BoycottTMZdotcom before Harvey buys the domain. Clearly he has an agenda that is in opposition to TMZ's fans and he refuses to stop whoring his website to the Kardashian filth. Comments are 99% anti Kardashian on any post involving them but Harvey continues to deluge TMZ watchers with garbage and Pro-Kardashian drivel. Go make some more celebrity face swirls Harvey and some more lame ass photo shop comparison posts and live the fantasy that your website hasn't turned to a complete pile of steaming scat!!

952 days ago
118.

2idiots    

Wait, didnt Kim Trash-Kan-ian help her brother get votes on Dancing w/ the Star by saying call this # to talk to Justin Beiber and it turned out to be Rob's Dancing vote line? HMMM, so she scams others and cheats and steals and lies - YET when done to her it's wrong....something aint right her

952 days ago
119.

voice of reason    

Convicted criminal has the same right to be as sick of those people as we all are.

952 days ago
120.

Carl    

Who cares? Its not like an online petition could actually rid the world of the Kardashians anyway.

952 days ago
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