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Am I breaking the law?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kemba, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Kemba

    Kemba Newbie

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    This may be a dumb question but im worried.

    Im currently marketing a Fiverr Alternative site (SellAndDeal), and im doing this by messaging people on different gig sites (ive messaged over 3k users so far), and im wondering if what im doing is legal? Ive heard that email/text spamming is illegal but would messaging thousands (one message per person) of people be considered spamming?
     
  2. AntiHacker

    AntiHacker Regular Member

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    I don't think that is breaking the law. You are safe.
     
  3. TomerXA

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    If whatever your selling on fiverr is legit, Then mass emails is not illegal. but it is spamming.
     
  4. SPQR

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    If you are using the sites messaging system rather than email/sms, you are in the clear. Keep on spamming, brotha!
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    The laws are about email/sms/faxing and then only a few countries have the laws, so you are good to go.
     
  6. tony_d

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    You're breaking the terms of services of the sites that you're using, of course, but not breaking the law.
     
  7. BlueWaterLover

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    Absolutely Fucking not.

    Idont know man. keep under the radar. There is atleast no law for fiverr
     
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  8. ficfroc

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    You broke All of the interwebs laws
     
  9. wizard04

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    You are breaking the TOS but not the law dude, just keep keep doing what you are doing if its make you $$
     
  10. Franklin Hattchet

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    You sent over 3,000 messages? dam that's dedication!
     
  11. SPQR

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    Your screwed. Better leave the country RIGHT NOW!
     
  13. xNotch

    xNotch Registered Member

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    Most of this sites members would be doing hard time if it was.
     
  14. iAuthority

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    it's not any spamming work
     
  15. GravityBucks

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    there is no law your breaking but possibly the TOS of fivver, worse case scenario, they bann you, thats it
     
  16. Red Giant

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    No You are not breaking any law but breaking the TOS.
     
  17. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Why would you ask for legal question on a blackhat forum? The issue with asking is you have users from different countries, different ages and different experiences so the kind of response you get from a 17 year old kid in a developing country who is trying to "help" vs. an experienced businessman in the US will be completely difference.

    Responses like "If you are using the sites messaging system rather than email/sms, you are in the clear. Keep on spamming, brotha!" - rarely accurate. The law is almost always grey so the answer to questions like this is usually "it depends...". Read this, for example of why the advice you received is bullshit/dangerous: http://allthingsd.com/20130926/facebook-scores-3-million-win-in-spammer-lawsuit/
     
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  18. Sejo245

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    If what you are selling on Fiverr is legit and not illegal then I don't see where you are breaking the law however you are spamming by doing what you are doing with the emails which could have some kind of affect if people either report or class you as spam.
     
  19. PassionateWriting

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    Sending the same message (or maybe with a bit of spinning) to thousands of people, IMO, would obviously be considered as spamming.
     
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