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How illegal is phishing?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by knightofarmor, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    Not sure where to post this thread so move it if its in the wrong place..

    Basically I need to know what kind of trouble I can get into with phishing? I'm not scamming or stealing peoples info. All I've done is copy a certain page with very little content on it. I did this all with one big screenshot. So my site shares the same logo and layout. I took out the footer with all the copyright stuff.

    My first question is: is this illegal? If so, will I get caught? How do I avoid getting caught? And would you recommend against this?


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  2. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    I believe it is sir....just dont get caught:cool:
     
  3. skrode

    skrode Junior Member

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    if you are not stealing peoples info then it isn't phishing. all you are doing is copying other peoples content and that's not a serious crime
     
  4. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    I hope so. ANy other info on this would be great. ALso, should I be worried about geting banned from my hosting company for this?
     
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    ferma231 Elite Member

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    Phishing is illegal if you steal people data etc.

    You could get into trouble if you using other people info as well .
     
  6. WrightWilliams

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    This doesn't sound like Phishing it sounds like plagiarism....
     
  7. roamer

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    First, google the term. Second, if what you're doing doesn't fit the description, then you're pagliarizing, which is definitely not nice either, but not as aggravating.
     
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    In most countries I would figure that what your describing isn't legal - but it also isn't phishing. It would be copyright infringement... but I've heard methods on here that do something similar. If you kept it low key and low volume, and keep the domain private, in my opinion, it would be low(er) risk.
     
  9. Nemizr

    Nemizr Regular Member

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    If you're phising credit cards, full personal info (SSN etc) or logins, enjoy your time in jail.

    If you're simply using duplicate content, enjoy being on the bottom of Google (in general).
     
  10. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    Thank you for your replies. Sorry for the misuse of the term "phishing". I guess I'm just plagiarizing. I just bought domain privacy with my hosting company.

    As far as not being ranked, this doesn't matter since I drive traffic with alternative methods.

    I guess the only thing I have to be worried about now is being banned by my hosting company?