Robert Alpert Scammer: How False Accusations Damage One’s Reputation



• Posted on February 4, 2011 1 Comment

Will Online Information Suffice?

Author: Cyrille Stern

Robert Alpert of Arizona was shocked to find false and malicious posts about him and his family on the internet in November last year. It was rather unexpected since he has never been convicted of a crime of any type, has never conned or swindled anyone, and has had a distinguished business career for over 40 years.

In a month, there were already more than five web pages claiming that Alpert is a scammer.

At this time, two billion people worldwide are looking for answers on the internet, on popular search engines such as Yahoo, Google and Bing, and using the internet as a tool to ruin one’s reputation is highly effective. Most people believe what they see and read on the internet. With regards to this, what was done to Alpert has had an adverse effect on his business and worse, the reputation of his family.

The attacker used the words “Robert Alpert Arizona Scammer”, “Robert Alpert Corporation” and “Robert Alpert Con Man Artist” to lure the page visitors into believing that the claims about him are true.

The attacker revealed Alpert’s personal information and mixed it with erroneous and malicious claims. This technique made the entire story believable. The attacker also cited Alpert’s other activities such as charity and previous investments, and then combined them with scam stories. The worst part is maligning his family on the same post.

Online reputation attacks can happen to anybody, especially to prominent people. Celebrities and politicians are the common victims of such attacks due to their notoriety. People create bogus accounts bearing a prominent figure’s name and photo or publish rumors on the internet. The worst part in this activity is maligning the person. In Alpert’s case, he is a businessman in Arizona who had operated many successful businesses over a period in excess of 40 years.

Not all information found on the internet is true. Most of the time, a person believes what he reads on the internet, therefore malicious attacks by other people through the internet can definitely damage his subject’s reputation and cause financial injury. In the case of Robert Alpert, the false and disparaging information is untrue. The anonymous posting party went to great lengths to hide his true identity, using temporary IP addresses and newly formed false identities, but Mr. Alpert’s lawyers have been hot on the attackers trail.

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by Robert Alpert

Some Excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union



•Posted on January 26, 2011 Leave a Comment

President Barrack Obama just delivered his second State of the Union at the White House. Here are a few notable excerpts:

We are poised for progress. Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing again.

But we have never measured progress by these yardsticks alone. We measure progress by the success of our people. By the jobs they can find and the quality of life those jobs offer. By the prospects of a small business owner who dreams of turning a good idea into a thriving enterprise. By the opportunities for a better life that we pass on to our children.

Many people watching tonight can probably remember a time when finding a good job meant showing up at a nearby factory or a business downtown. You didn’t always need a degree, and your competition was pretty much limited to your neighbors. If you worked hard, chances are you’d have a job for life, with a decent paycheck, good benefits, and the occasional promotion. Maybe you’d even have the pride of seeing your kids work at the same company.

So yes, the world has changed. The competition for jobs is real. But this shouldn’t discourage us. It should challenge us. Remember – for all the hits we’ve taken these last few years, for all the naysayers predicting our decline, America still has the largest, most prosperous economy in the world. No workers are more productive than ours. No country has more successful companies, or grants more patents to inventors and entrepreneurs. We are home to the world’s best colleges and universities, where more students come to study than any other place on Earth.

Now it’s our turn. We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time. We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. We need to take responsibility for our deficit, and reform our government. That’s how our people will prosper. That’s how we’ll win the future. And tonight, I’d like to talk about how we get there.

This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.

The third step in winning the future is rebuilding America. To attract new businesses to our shores, we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information – from high-speed rail to high-speed internet.

We have to do better. America is the nation that built the transcontinental railroad, brought electricity to rural communities, and constructed the interstate highway system. The jobs created by these projects didn’t just come from laying down tracks or pavement. They came from businesses that opened near a town’s new train station or the new off-ramp.

But now that the worst of the recession is over, we have to confront the fact that our government spends more than it takes in. That is not sustainable. Every day, families sacrifice to live within their means. They deserve a government that does the same.


by Robert Alpert

Is Delaying Success Tantamount to Failure?



•Posted on January 25, 2011 Leave a Comment

Sharing with you a comic strip from glasbergen.com:

Is Delaying Success = Failure? | Robert Alpert Arizona

Is Delaying Success = Failure?

What do you think?

by Robert Alpert

Taking Risks Even During Tough Economic Times



•Posted on January 21, 2011 Leave a Comment

During economic difficulty, the business faces a challenge of how to cope up or even survive.

Recession has brought severe damage to businesses not only because of financial crisis but also because of factors such as spending, decision-making, and dealing with human resources. The first thing people do during recession is to panic and wonder what will happen in the next months. This is not a constructive way of dealing with the economic crisis.

Many companies resorted to the obvious but not necessarily the best solution: to cut costs. Successful companies focused more on careful sales planning instead of cutting business expenses. Cost cutting can lead to a significant decrease in productivity, causing an equally drop in sales.

On Taking Economic Crisis as an Opportunity

Recession can give more opportunities for a business to grow or strengthen itself. Growth can be attained by creating and establishing new opportunities for the business. Risk takers would invest in these opportunities to give way for a new market that can potentially grow when the economy has recovered. Making wise investments amid recession is another big challenge businesses face.

This positive outlook despite crisis also increases business employees’ confidence. They become more productive, proactive and optimistic that the business will eventually cope up and that they became a big part of it. If these people feel that the business is unstable during the crisis, they will work everyday as if there will be a mass lay off at the end of the month. Damaging employees’ confidence greatly affects the business.

Risk taking has been an essential part of business even during tough economic times. With careful planning and analyses, a business can still achieve its goals amid crisis. Do not focus mainly on what to lose (because that is what the term ‘risk’ is associated with) but also consider the opportunities that will increase the business’ market value and income.

by Robert Alpert

Federal Grand Jury Taking Action on Giffords Shooting in Arizona



•Posted on January 20, 2011 Leave a Comment

The first round of indictments by a federal grand jury has been handed up against Jared Loughner, who is accused of killing six people and wounding 13 more outside a store in Tucson, Arizona on Monday. He is also accused of attempted murder of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her aides.

The hearing is yet to be announced.

In the meantime FBI is still investigating the shooting with the help of many experts to work on the case. Prosecutors are handling the case stepwise to give more time for the development of federal murder charges. Loughner may be sentenced to death if he is convicted of murder of a federal employee.

There have been different viewpoints regarding the gun law in Arizona after the shooting. While some people believe that there should be stricter rules in acquiring guns, others believe that guns should all the more be made available for every citizen for their protection.

by Robert Alpert

Robert Alpert Joins Warring Tribes Board



•Posted on January 19, 2011 Leave a Comment

(Scottsdale, Arizona) Robert Alpert was appointed by Warring Tribes to its board. Warring Tribes Investments is a venture partner of SqwishLand.com, the owner of different businesses such as FunGuy Studio,  and founder of Extension Corporation LLC.

Warring Tribes Investments founder Graeme Warring said that Robert Alpert’s broad experience and success in entrepreneurship, M&A activity and corporate engineering, along with his skills as a mentor will be of great contribution to the company. “we have developed outstanding internal capacity in the areas of product development and execution. Mr. Alpert’s close association will help guide us through this next phase of our development and growth,” Warring added.

Read the entire article: Warring Tribes Investments Appoints Robert Alpert to Board

Warring Tribes Investments Appoints Robert Alpert to Board

by Robert Alpert

Welcome to Robert Alpert’s Page



•Posted on January 18, 2011 Leave a Comment

Welcome to Mr. Robert Alpert’s page! Here you will learn more about Robert Alpert, an entrepreneur based in Arizona who also engages in charity and mentoring.

by Robert Alpert