1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Black hat CPA and legal consequences

Discussion in 'CPA' started by theqbot, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. theqbot

    theqbot Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Developer
    While hunting for novice hackers I came across a fake game gold generator, which was instead of spreading malware used to trick people into doing CPA offers.

    Just before the generator would generate the gold, it asked for human verification. Inspecting the code, after completion the generator would just output an error message while the creator would rake in money.

    In a sense the owner of the site is 'making a contract' with the visitor to deliver something if the visitor completes an offer.

    My questions are:
    Is this kind of trickery legal?
    The CPA network in question is CPAGrip, should I report the id? Will they even care?
    What are the chances the feds will look into this?
     
  2. RafaViQ

    RafaViQ Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    201
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ?
    Location:
    Home
    Home Page:
    So, you were trying to trick the game system by getting hacked resources but you got tricked instead? Yeah, the feds will look into this...
     
  3. theqbot

    theqbot Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Developer
    Yeah, thats what hunting for novice hackers is about
     
  4. SunnyTheCool

    SunnyTheCool Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    You know that CPAGrip offers such landing pages?
     
  5. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    Occupation:
    I browse BHW for a living
    Location:
    The Internet
    There is no contract made, the human verification process only means that you agree to verify you are a human.

    Unless the generator says :"fill survey to get free coins", there is no contract made.

    Isn't that funny? Someone trying to scam the game devs getting scammed complain about being scammed.
     
  6. Alchemizt

    Alchemizt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    204
    This is a joke right?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. theqbot

    theqbot Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Developer
    Wow so I guess they don't care. I gotta see for myself though.

    You got a point there. Folks that do suspicious stuff aren't easily going to report it.

    However about the contract thing I think you got it wrong. At least here in Europe this kind of shit gets punished if it goes to court, nobody gets millions for not getting wings after drinking Red Bull here :D
    I would like to see the day someone goes to court after tricking someone to submit their email. Other offers like the *free* ringtones with 1px font stating $30 membership fee with 12 month contract are different thing.
     
  8. Alchemizt

    Alchemizt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    204
    I think you're lost bro. This is blackhatworld. Digital point is that way ----->
     
  9. dabp

    dabp Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2016
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    Courts. Are you effing drunk?
     
  10. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    436
    How much are you making per month? Legal issues from who are you talking about?