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  1. peter also stole myriam thibeault’d photos. no one hacked his website. he shut it down himself. we created an online community for cybershaming grabbers in facebook — Photograbbers Wall Of Shame. we plan yo maintain this moving forward so as to protect amateur and professional photographers.

    he was kicked out in various facebook groups for lambasting proverty. he blocks every person who disagrees with him.

    • Thank you for responding here kat
      > peter also stole myriam thibeault’d photos.
      If you supply evidence of this I will update this post accordingly
      > no one hacked his website. he shut it down himself.
      LOL – that’d be right! While I cannot confirm this and you have provided no evidence (how can you prove a negative?) this claim DOES fit his modus operandi perfectly. Again if you wish to bring witnesses to this page I will publish their comments of support
      > he was kicked out in various facebook groups for lambasting proverty.
      Yes, I have noted this too. His track record around the Pacific shows a pattern of aggression towards cultures that he lives in. NOw that in itself is not a problem for me. He is a good thinker and has shared his thoughts freely. I scraped his entire website in researching for this post and it is huge with a lot of good thoughts, many of which I agree with, but on this one topic of money, and especially in the third world, I think he can be overly negative. I respect his right to speak freely. I appreciate his intellect. I do not respect his deliberate, conscious misrepresentation especially when it affects other people adversely which is the reason I wrote this post.
      > he blocks every person who disagrees with him.
      Yes, I know. It is important for manipulators of the truth to control their environment so that supports [believers] can be together and feed off each other. The way that these people do it is to create a conflict situation THEM vs US and then manipulate that polarised situation for personal gain – sympathy in Peter’s case and historically funding for Christian ministry. Getting the truth out there like I have done and will continue to do however neutralises this deception when people bother to Google for his name – and believe me, they do!

        • Hi Myriam
          Sorry to hear that this happened to you.
          Going public does two things: 1. It shows the world that you are prepared to stand up for what is yours and 2. It shows to the world the real Peter Vandever.
          Send me either a link or the screen shots and I will link and/or post them.
          Not all Christian Missionaries steal photographs and pass them off as their own I can assure you!

      • hi 🙂 it’s me again.

        the jabez prints webpage was the one i got right after he discovered that we found out about his thievery. people have been getting screenshots of his page so he shut it down to avoid us from getting all the content.

        thomas is taking the lawsuit to singapore because of citizenship. singapore has more strict rules on copyright works

  2. In addendum to this, I have even seen other facebook page members complain because this Peter seems to use other person’s photo of for-sale-items to sell his own item, specifically a Nikon D7000. As reading through this issue on the internet, I have observed this Peter claims to have different equipments in photography and yet I havnt seen a picture of him holding such. This Peter Vandever is a shame to Filipinos and Americans as well for he claims to be affiliated to both.

    • Thank you for responding here Emmanuel
      > In addendum to this, I have even seen other facebook page members complain because this Peter seems to use other person’s photo of for-sale-items to sell his own item, specifically a Nikon D7000.
      Repeating behaviour of course
      > As reading through this issue on the internet, I have observed this Peter claims to have different equipments in photography and yet I havnt seen a picture of him holding such.
      I’ve had this niggling in my mind too – does he have these cameras even at all and were they even stolen? It seems a little bit fortuitous – but you never know with thieves – they always lie too. I chose not to blog about this because I didn’t want to bring speculation into the post – I wanted it dead-straight with my opinion strongly based on fact, so who knows!
      > This Peter Vandever is a shame to Filipinos and Americans as well for he claims to be affiliated to both.
      I can understand how you feel. I have a different view of it though, probably because I understand psychiatric issues. Yes, Peter has done things that are wrong – yes he is a liar and a thief and more, but if he is fighting himself over the truth about who he really is, then a blanket “get lost go to hell” approach is counter-productive. Exposure and speaking directly retains an independence and depowers Peter’s games of manipulation. It also keeps the door open to the remote (yes ultra-remote I know) possibility that the guy may go back to his counsellors and submit to proper care. You gotta fess up to reality first though and that’s the hard thing most people can never do! Bugger that pride thing eh?
      Thanks for swinging past this page and bothering to comment.
      Happy snapping where ever you are

    • Yes I believe that you are right. An American born and raised in the Philippines and schooled in the USA from memory, but you can ask him this if you wish. He does talk rationally to some people sometimes.

      • He was not raised in the Philippines – he was born at Subic but both of his parents are American. Dennis, he is also a true sociopath – specifically, narcissistic personality disorder. People like Peter have (literally) no sense of shame, compassion or empathy.

        Thanks for taking the time to post this information so that others can know the real Peter Vandever.

        • Thank you for contributing to public knowledge of the real Peter Vandever, Darren. For those who don’t know, Subic was a US naval base in the Philippines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Naval_Base_Subic_Bay). Your comments about his psychiatric condition are illuminating and ring true to me (although as I keep saying, I am not a shrink). You are dead right about Peter having literally no sense of shame, compassion or empathy. Peter himself acknowledges this – it is also clear from his conduct online (and in person) and also (inversely) the way that he “wears a lot on his sleeve” – speaking about personal matters in the open. Thanks for bothering to contribute here.

  3. I tried to warn people over a year ago about this con. I knew it would catch up with him some day. Others have let him back into the forums out of empathy…big mistake. I’m glad he has been put out, and is leaving. He will become discovered in another hemisphere quickly. Good ridance.

    • He has threatened to ‘leave’ for a while and tends to mouth off thoughts as they come to him but Peter’s unique self-centric way of living life will remain with him where ever he goes.

  4. here is a fact about Mr. Peter Vandever: On January 3, 2007, he was arrested for the crime of Sexual Misconduct – 2nd Degree (MISDEMEANOR CLASS B) in the state of Missouri. He pleaded guilty. Party Name: VANDEVER, PETER A Court Description: 5th Judicial Circuit Filing Date: 01/04/2007 Case Number: 07BU-CR00020 Disposition: Guilty Plea https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/searchCases.do?searchType=name http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/56600000931.HTML 

    • Thank you for this information. Yes I can confirm that indeed Peter has a conviction for a sexual misconduct to which he pleaded guilty in 2007. This conduct (exposing himself or partaking in sexual activity in public) is in keeping with abnormal conduct around women reported to me anonymously much more recently. My interest and focus has been his unrepentant plagiarism and fraudulent presentation of himself as a Christian Missionary – fraudulent in the sense that there is another side of the man that most potential supporters do not know about by reading his online materials. Thank you for highlighting this aspect of Mr Vandever’s past.

  5. Peter, miserable as he always was in the Philippines, has finally managed to return to the USA. He was able to be repatriated with financial support from the US Embassy. Luckily for him, he managed to slip away without facing legal consequences for the constant petty thievery he conducted while there. Peter denies that he has left the country while we know for certain that he has, indicating that he is hiding from someone.

    http://www.petervandever.com/peter-vandever-returns-to-the-united-states/

    • Thank you for updating me. May you long continue in your exposure of this sad man and sad story. When people lie and deceive (even if it is psychiatrically based) they should be held to account, and, as you say and which we have both said publicly, when they claim to be Christian and seek funding this is an important reason to spread fact. Good work.

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