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Can you sue?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theundreamer, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. theundreamer

    theundreamer Registered Member

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    I have a question: Is it possible to sue scammers?

    there are a few car "repo" auction sites that are not what they seem to be. For a 1 time fee you get membership and "access" to all the repossessed cars, trucks, houses, etc etc they offer but when you join all they offer you is a completely different website filled with links to OTHER websites who basically offer the same deal... "For a 1 time fee you can get access to..." and so on and so on.

    So if you (or me in this case) collects evidence of all the ads, emails (or the lack there of really... as I try to contact them, the emails never get through), can this possibly be allowed to sue for false advertising or for anything else?

    Or is all I can do is just report to BBB and cry? lol
     
  2. professional20

    professional20 Power Member

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    I wonder that too because i used to be an affiliate for
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    and then found out that it was a scam..some people weren't able to even log in and some got black screens...a whole bunch of different sht!
     
  3. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    possible to sue I recon but do not expect much

    BBB - highly doubt they are listed with the BBB . So reporting them to the BBB if they did not pay membership into the BBB will get you no where .
     
  4. theundreamer

    theundreamer Registered Member

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    the sad thing is... seizecars.com is the EXACT site I was wondering about, lol
     
  5. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Ohh yeah report them to the FTC = federal trades commision . They will be able to help you I am sure .
     
  6. professional20

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    lol i hope you weren't the one who paid for the membership of SC!!
     
  7. theundreamer

    theundreamer Registered Member

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    Then I will valwardon. Thanks for the help. :)

    P.S. ... "The Dark Side rules, screw Jedis"

    EDIT: and yes.... yes I was :( because I saw that some older "repo" lamborghinis were for sale in my area... shoulda known that was a scam in the first place, lol

    so I joined so I could get in on the auction.... then I searched a few other areas, and got the EXACT SAME search result. I feel stupid now.

    EDIT #2: hey val, I'm at the site, what do I do from here? File a complaint or contact them about suing? ...
     
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  8. whizkids

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    If you don't want to unleash the FTC on them, you could always post negative blogs on scam sites, etc. or on a wordpress blog of your own. Use the name of their site in the blog title and then digg it and it will get ranked first page most times in google... then at least, you'll draw the attention of the website owner, and maybe he'll just take his page down.

    Then again, the FTC may or may not do much I don't know.
     
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  9. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Theres loads of survey sites just like that, isnt much you can do because they will never reply to their emails.
     
  10. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Hmm very good advice . Takes a little bit of work but it is a very good way to deal with it .

    Someone looks up the name and finds that they are a scam site and stays away and keeps others from being scammed.
     
  11. professional20

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    yeah man that sucks..i know..happened to me alot of times when i first got into IM..bought everything that said make 1000000000$ a day!! lol :rolleyes:
     
  12. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    But but but I reply to my emails and i own a survey site :(
     
  13. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The scam sites dont reply. You may be one of the legit ones :)
     
  14. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Hehe well the content on my site is just rehashed horse shit . But I did the work to bring it all together I did the research airgo I should be the one getting the mula . Plus not to mention the other bonuses :p Oh wait we all give out free bonuses . O.K. carry on then.

    *nothing to see here*
     
  15. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    F*ck free bonuses, Im tighter than that lol
     
  16. dhamma_man

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    FYI:

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    Maybe you should just go to Gardena and have a talk with Mr. Clay Hope or Mr. Steve Anderson. Just a thought, not trying to promote any violence or anything! :)

    Let us know how everything works out.:D
     
  17. dhamma_man

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    Or in the alternative, you can check into their affiliate program (which is what I'm heading off to do!) I can see about five different ways of spinning this, and that's before my first coffee of the day! (I wonder how good they are about paying their affiliates??)

    Just a thought! :)

    Don't get mad, get even. Even better, get rich! :)
     
  18. bizcredit

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    Anyone can sue anyone. Anyone can file the paperwork to do it at least, if it is deemed a valied suit it goes forward. Yes those types of lawsuits are generally good.