This website has been set up to expose the law-breaking website Scots-titles.com aka “Fake Scots Titles Exposed”, giving support to its victims and providing more reliable information on the sale of Scottish titles.
Well, you’ve got to hand it to these people. At least they are honest about their main objective, as stated on the front page, i.e. to “EXPOSE those people using FAKE Scottish Titles Such as; Chief, Baron, Laird, Lord etc.”
According to Scots-titles.com the people using these titles are victims of a scam, but the ironic twist is that the declared purpose of Scots-titles.com is to attack these socalled victims! This the number one reason why this website must be distinguished from more respectable and serious sites. (The second reason being, of course, that the site is crammed with lies and wildly misleading statements.)
The fact that they are going after their victims tells you all you need to know, really. Scots-titles.com are not interesting in exposing any scam – they are Internet trolls, plain and simple, stirring up a mob and going after innocent people.
So what is an Internet troll?
You can start by reading Wikipedia’s definition here.
“In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.”
Clearly, Scots-titles.com, with their penchant for abusing private persons, referring to them as “mentally debilitated”, ” insensitive, egotistical, pathetic little man”, “seriously deluded”, “talentless”, etc. fits the bill in every respect.
Internet trolls are attention-seekers who feed on emotional response. If they can manage to throw you off balance or scare you, they have succeeded. Hence, do not try to reason with them, do not be tempted into a discussion on their website and do not appear unsettled by their vicious attacks – that is exactly what they want. And – by all means – do not boost their page rank on Google by linking to them.
How to deal with these people:
Internet trolls on Facebook:
In the typical fashion of Internet trolls Scots-titles.com started off in a web community, Facebook:
Many of these trolls and their hangers-on post under their real names in this group:
The discussion thread shows that Scots-titles.com were previously booted off Facebook before setting up with Bluehost.com (understandably enough, since their defamatory remarks are strictly illegal and unacceptable to Facebook). However, they have not counted on the fact that even Bluehost.com will have to comply with legislation against defamation, harassment and abuse.
We have previously reported the group to Facebook, and Facebook have now removed the most vicious defamatory remarks from the thread. We encourage you to use Facebook’s facility to report any personal attacks.