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Could this be illegal..

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Euphorix, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Somebody brought to my attention that running + monetizing multiple IG accounts might be wire fraud

    By multiple I mean xxx-x,xxx. Opinions?
     
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    You wont get prosecuted, you'll just get banned for breaking ToS. Last time there were really prosecutions was with the whole cookie stuffing thing and that was actual fraud, the company paid out money they shouldn't have, and was in the millions. Stuff like this I wouldn't worry about a prosecution or even a civil suit - which is much more likely but only at a really high level - just a banning is all you really have to worry about.
     
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    I've had 6 IG accounts running pointing to the same money site before, in the end they all got banned
     
  4. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Could you tell me a bit more about the cookie stuffing prosecutions?

    Heard people got put in jail for 5+ years?! Jesus

    Makes sense. Were they all on virgin proxies used soley for IG?

    Either way I'm looking to do something completely different
     
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    oh it could be illegal? I didn't know that :(
    now I set up my 200+ accounts for nothing.
     
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    Instagram cookies?
     
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    We're talking about millions of dollars though, Shawn Hogan alone I think made like $60 million just him. Pretty much all the largest eBay affiliates were involved for a period of years at that. I'm not sure what the etiquette is here on BHW now, if we don't really talk about it anymore, not only were a lot of BHW members sued/prosecuted but I think BHW itself felt some heat (which is why we don't discus CS at all on any section of the forum anymore)
     
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  8. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Wow.. the creator of DP? Intense/interesting- thanks for the info
     
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    Y M C M B Power Member

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    Tell me more *_*
     
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    The were basically putting ebay referral cookies onto peoples browsers without them even knowing. the cookie is valid for 10 days or so, so they were banking millions in referral kickbacks.
     
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    Just imagine "that" poor guy who tried it only ONE time for the first time and got prosecuted ;)
     
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    Violating ToS is illegal according to some old American law. From what I've heard but there is a newer law that makes it redundant.

    </the extend of my knowledge about US law>
     
  13. Peter Ngo

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    As far as i remember, Shawn Hogan, owner of Digital point was jailed for 9 months due to cookie stuffing i think.

    That is pretty crazy, he was like the best earners for Ebay affiliate.

    And he is reported to earn $500k per month from Adsense, he is also one of the top 10 adsense earners.

    Crazy guys, but ironically, he ran a whitehat forum while he is banking it off the roof with his blackhat stuffs. Lol.

    Anyway, i think cookie stuffing is not allowed to discuss here anymore. So yea, no further digging :)
     
  14. Jaymien

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    Yea, 9months, but he made millions, maybe someone won't agree, but I'll say it was definitely worth it.
     
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    What about IG account? do you know meaning of that
     
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    Worst that will happen is you get banned, I doubt anyone is going to prosecute you over it, wouldn't be worth their time/money to do so.
     
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    by any chance is it possible for someone to know that we owning multiple account? or ends up in proseecuting
     
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    Its never about what they know, its about what they can PROVE
     
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    Lets see....1 million divided by 9 months....100k+ per month
    Millions divided by 9 months = he's WINNING no matter what :D
     
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    holycrap thats alot of dough