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I'm a bit scared

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pr0ject, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    I sold a website in flippa with uique content and some unique design. The buyer edited all the content and design...
    4 hours ago i received a message on flippa asking for the buyer email, because he copied other website.


    Now i received this email:

    What i should do?
    Don't do anything or contact the buyer?
    I'm a bit scared with this situation :(
     
  2. scraper1

    scraper1 Regular Member

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    Well, is not your problem anymore isn't it? How can he really send it to your hosting when you have transferred the domain. Maybe is just a bluff.
     
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  3. SahL

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    Just tell him go and talk to the person you have sold it to,

    Tell him you hadnt sold it After copying the content.

    The new owner changed all the content to his.

    And you Would have surely removed if you had the authority to.

    Just send This with the Email of your client .

    Or just tell him to contact the new owner, Tell him He is the one who copied content, not you.
     
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  4. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    I don't transfered the domain, the domain and host are still the same, because the site haves less than 60 days.
    Thanks!
     
  5. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    Ok so just tell the client to remove the content. if he's not agreeing talk to flippa support and let him get banned.
     
  6. pr0ject

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    I contacted the owner of other website the email of flippa buyer. Now they need to talk ...
     
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    Think all of us are guilty sometimes of knee jerk reactions when our integrity is questioned. When it comes to legal matters a calm, cool and collected approach is usually the best.

    You did the right thing in asking questions and hope others followed this thread to it is conclusion.

    Keep us updated please

    JQ
     
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    Nothing to be scared really, this happens, just tell him that when you sold the site it contained unique content, and the new buyer changed it (if this is true of course).
     
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    Haven't you transferred the site to buyer's hosting and domain to his account?
     
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    Relax :D nothing gonna gonna happen , im receiving this on daily basis and no one have done anything to me (except my hosting temporary suspended my account)
     
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  11. Mel1981

    Mel1981 Newbie

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    Why would you be scared? He doesn't have your info, registrar or hosting since it now belongs to someone else? What is his lawyer going to do? Send a warning letter to thin air? You sold the site correct? You are not hosting it? Common sense tells you that it has nothing to do with you anymore. I wouldn't even forward any complaints to the new buyer since you don't want to be stuck in the middle of it. The new buyer could try to claim that is how you sold it to him as well as do a reversal if he thinks that he may get the site shut down.

    I would just let it go and move on. If the person who is claiming allegations is serious then he will go after the hosting/registrar that the site is now sitting on.
     
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    That's a pretty smart scam. Probably bought your site very cheap and then tries this hustle on you. I'm just assuming it's the same person though.
     
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    well first off it will cost about $3,500 to send all those C&D letters if he uses a decent lawyer. To most people it's not worth it.

    Secondly your buyer was a retard if he erased all orig content and replaced it with copied.

    Third, you did remove YOUR analytics and adsense didn't you???

    Fourth, if you're still hosting him you have some legal obligation to pull the whole site down if you want to.

    Fifth, does your hosting allow you to host other people? I bet not. If this gets to your host they may shut down your account.

    Sixth, since this douchbag of a new owner is causing you trouble you could be evil...
    1. report him to flippa, get flippa all over his ass
    2. if and only if flippa bans him (or you're user name on flippa means nothing to you) then pull down the whole site and give him no access to the ftp or domain.
    3. put it all back up on a different domian with new orig content and resell it on flippa again.
    4. sell the domain name privatly or use it yourself again, just don't resell it on flippa.

    Seventh, if you have already transfered the domain to him then you can prove he is the new owner. They can do nothing but drag you into court and waste their time, a lawyer won't go that far because he couldn't win if you pulled the site hosting down today.
     
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  14. pr0ject

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    The guy that contacted me on flippa is a active user, and he knows that i sold the website. I think that are the same persons in the email and flippa.
    I don't transfered the domain because i bought the host and domain in the same provider...and yeah...was a error. Now, i buy domain and domain in different providers.

    The site don't used adsesne and analytics wasn't installed when i sold the website (i don't remember exacly, but i think that i shuted down or something...)

    One thing that makes me a bit more relaxed: I have a complete wordpress backup of the website when i sold it.

    And i don't host the buyer...the buyer just keeped with the original host account in hostwinds.
     
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    when it happens to me if they ask nice, and i see that its thiers I ussally take it down, but if they start talking dmca or lawyers I ussalley tell them to go fcuk themselfs
     
  16. pr0ject

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    Now he is asking me the phone number of buyer. Should i give the phone number?
     
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    To protect your interest, you shall give the buyer phone number. Or out of courtesy let the buyer know about it first.
     
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  18. kPybus

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    How do you have 0 posts... :confused:

    And btw, sharing his private info like that could really piss him off and given the circumstances I'm sure somewhere there's a privacy law on that sort of thing too. But I'm just a caveman, not a lawyer. Uugga.