Last February, Frumfraud.com opened it’s web site to expose and address cases of malfeasance within their Orthodox Jewish communities. It appears to be one of the several sites that have started to publish material since the closure of the blog Failedmessiah, by Shmarya Rosenberg.
In February of 2016 the Failedmessiah blog was purchased by Orthodox Jewish buyers, calling themselves Diversified Holdings, with the intention of closing the very popular web site. They succeeded in cutting off the daily information from blog posts, and the ability for the blog’s users to communicate with each other.
Since that time, the number of web sites and social media pages reporting on the crimes and misdeeds of Orthodox Jews has proliferated. Many of them can be found in the right sidebar of this site. A current list also appears at the bottom of this post. Frumfraud is one of the most recent sites exposing crimes in Jewish frum (strictly observant) communities.
Below is a copy of their introduction post:
WHILE WE WISH WE WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT CRIME IN THE FRUM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY , WE WILL BE POSTING ARTICLES OF INTEREST, ARRESTS ,STORIES WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT
IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT WE ARE OF THE BELIEF THAT PEOPLE ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
WE POST ALLEGATIONS AND IF PROVEN INCORRECT WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO REMOVE THE POSTS
FOR NOW WE WILL BE POSTING AND REPOSTING ARTICLES AND COURT DOCUMENTS THAT WE BELIEVE WILL SURPRISE THE COMMUNITY .
THE EXTENT OF THE FRAUD, THE USE OF WOMEN AND THE BEHAVIOR TO MAKE MONEY AT ALL COSTS WILL SUPRISE MANY
WE HAVE INFORMATION ON THE USE OF WOMEN ON PRIVATE PLABE RENTALS
WE HAVE INFORMATION ON THE MONEY & ACTIVITY THAT TARTIKOFF AND CHIAM SHEA BABAD AND THE LAWYERS WHO ASSIST THEM
MORE INFORMATION ON THE ELI WEINSTEIN /FRAUD
MORE INFORMATION ON PLATINUM FRAUD
WHAT IS GOING ON IN MONSEY AND THE DEATH OF A YOUNG BOY
Currently we are aware of five blogs that have opened since the Failedmessiah buyout (including this one):
- Chafraud Depravitch
- Lost Messiah
- Frum Watch (facebook)
- Thoughts by Marcia Pinskier – Focusing on Chabad and the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse
Blogs opened before February 2016:
- Frum Follies
- Jewish Outreach: What Your Rabbi Isn’t Telling You by Rebecca M. Ross (see also facebook page)
- Dus Iz Nies
- Manny Waks consultant, advocate, author and public speaker
Buying out the Failed Messiah blog: undisclosed $ amount
Diversified Holdings lying to readers and abandoning the blog: $0.00
Watching Diversified’s censorship plan backfire: Priceless