Sondra you have terrified, harassed and threatened me for over 3 months now. A brief synopsis of how this started, including your threats. This is not the actions of someone who’s working within the guidelines. I’ve had enough. I haven’t even been able to research since December. I’ve been in fear and having to monitor my family’s information on fear of what she will release as a “deceased” person just to get it out. …until caught.
To the Genealogy sites, please take notice how much money this one person, ME, have brought to your sites in just 3 yrs. Personally paid for out of my pocket.
Midway though this nightmare, I also learned she had even following my blog since Jan 2022., but this was far after the beginning was in full force. Nothing like knowing you’re being stalked by someone you don’t even know for a year before you ever talk to them!
16Dec22 profile comparison showing NO DNA in common between Stonz and Sondra.
You have gone too far. I’m writing the documents for criminal prosecution as asked when I wrote you a cease and desist. I’ve been offline and silent, in hopes your delusional obsession with me would wane. On January 5, 2023, under instruction by police, I sent you a cease and desist letter which read:
“Ms Sondra Christine Brenner, After repeated requests for you to leave me and my family alone, I am hereby asking you cease and desist any correspondence, passive messaging & all harassment, stalking and communication with me, or by any of your proxies such as Wm Edward Keller, including any and all sites such as emails/ie Gmail, texts, phone calls or any/all social platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, etc and all genealogy & emails sites such as, but not limited to, Gmail, my blog, Ancestry, FTDNA, MyHeritage, Gedmatch. Further communication will be forwarded to the authorities for potential criminal prosecution.
Here’s more evidence of other DNA sites which she is a member, that shows I am have no DNA in common with her,
Of note: I was notified by Gedmatch “We have banned that user from GEDmatch, which was done sometime in mid January, since they have violated our terms of service in their interactions with you and other users.” however this is impossible. Not only had I run a 1:1 report earlier TODAY but she also quoted
On Dec 25, 2022, at 5:56 AM, MyHeritage <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
she is stalking me on Ancestry (so far however does match 2 of my cousins whose DNA is also on Myheritage (I manage) and I don’t yet believe she knows how to find them…. As she’s focused on using Ancestry’s database at the moment).
Sondra Brenner is the offending member on all sites.
While documenting violations of Ancestry’s TOS in this person’s public tree pertaining to my family (as directed by corporate executive office), I have found (and still documenting) TOS violations of MyHeritage DNA member’s privacy (specifically things like screenshots of the DNA match’s name, potential shared matches (meaning more match violations) as well as theory of relativity (or the Thrulines version) of how a match might be related. Many of these matches I believe to also still be living, AND these screenshots done without the knowledge nor permission of the DNA match.
Mind you, I have gotten through 76 pages of 506 of this member’s media gallery. I’ve documented so far violations of Gedmatch, MyHeritage and FTDNA privacy issues and separated each company into different emails with screenshots plus urls. It took me over 12 hours to document what I have so far-so this is a long-standing problem. One email I have also documented a cross post of Gedmatch and MyHeritage combined.
Therefore I’m unsure if I send them all through this one email, if it will all come through (since I’m including jpegs) and this is an ongoing problem (76/506 pages) or if I can utilize a dedicated email (such as yours) that I can forward this email, while copying Ancestry as well (since both companies are duty bound to protect each member’s privacy, however I’m getting a better response so far from companies outside Ancestry !! Of which I’ve been a member for 22 yrs)
Here is the first example, sending 2 jpegs of living member’s DNA from MyHeritage into a public tree for living person on Ancestry’s database -this violating BOTH companies TOS.
Sanne (MyHeritage)February 23, 2023 4:21 PM (UTC+02:00)
Copying information from MyHeritage and posting it outside of MyHeritage is not something we can control, therefore I ask you to reach out to Ancestry about the information she has posted there.
FTDNA reported Request 1420xxx Dec 27, 22 reply
“After meeting with superiors, including (redacted), Operations), I have been asked to ask you if there’s any additional screenshots you haven’t sent us. If a screenshot (or shots) directly points to a violation of our Terms of Service, that would be best, as it would allow the most immediate and direct action. I understand that Sondra has been posting information about her FTDNA Matches to public sites like AncestryDNA (which is a violation), and we have several screenshots already, but I (as well as others here) wanted to make sure we have everything.”
And finally, in all the pages upon pages of privacy violations by this member from each site (copies to each of these entities: (FTDNA, MyHeritage, Gedmatch and corporate Ancestry) with many of these violations housed in a public tree (screenshots AND urls were submitted), each of the companies ignored it with Ancestry’s being the most insulting, since they are the hose site. Not only has each company admitted TOS violations have occurred by this member. But NO ONE has done anything,
Mind you, this started with me. But in review of her tree I found egregious violations for DNA privacy of each DNA company, photos and profiles with many legal names, in galleries tagged to deceased people, to get around hiding the information. She was marking f lowers on FindaGrave with DNA names to the deceased, that she was connected. She has spent over a year following ME when I have NO familial connection to her (and I had looked, including the 60 ants kits I manage plus Ydna and mtdna.). She matches 2 sets of my cousins, in two different ways (one on her paternal site, and him on his maternal) but she’s invaded our privacy beyond the norms of genealogy l let alone decency. Companies you had your chance to fix this but you let hundreds of your paying customers down and violated our privacy by allow this woman to continue unabated. Shame on you for violating your own standards we are expected to uphold.