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Is black hat marketing illegal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jensw01, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Jensw01

    Jensw01 Junior Member

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    I'm thinking about starting an instagram + OGads journey, but I am wondering if this method is illegal? ..

    Thanks!
     
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    Min 10 years prison !!!
     
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    off with your head
     
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    Breaking ToS could be seen as a type of hacking but I am not aware of it ever actually being tried as such in a court anywhere. Realistically the chance is high that you would just lose your account(s). If you are to persist with 1000s of accounts for extended periods then you may be subject to a civil suit, it's not very likely but the chance is there.
     
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    So.. a guy logs into a forum of blackhat techniques and asks if blackhat is illegal.. Is that a joke or something?
     
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    yes for sure but if we does it is secure way which everyone does then no afraid :)
     
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    i no a few guys who are just waiting for him to pick the soap up
     
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    your question meaning something like illegal relationship between your wife and friend. Isn't i?
     
  10. Jensw01

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    Uhm no? A total noob in black hat marketing asks if all this is legal .. So hilarious right?

    How about the government? What do you say when you need to pay taxes and the government needs to know where and how you made the money? Just reply internet marketing/ads?
     
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    Wake up dude we are in a BlackHatWorld.
     
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    C'mon leave the guy alone. At least he's being cautionary. Even if this is "blackhatworld" that doesn't mean breaking the law is ok. What most on this forum fail to realize is thatin the USA at least, any deceptive tactic that is meant to intentionally deceive another party (i.e. cloaking, masking/hiding traffic sources, etc) in an attempt to gain financially is fraud. Because this fraud likely occurs over electronic means of communication (i.e. email, website, electronic payments, etc) that qualifies it as wire fraud. Which is a felony.

    Now, sure, most often no one is "big" enough for any network etc to prosecute and most often they ban accounts way before it gets out of hand....but, again, that doesn't mean its not "illegal." Most assume that breaking the "TOS" is a civil issue. Which it is. BUT, it can also be a criminal issue if there was intent to deceive and financially gain. The "deception" part makes it fraud.

    P.S. I'm not a lawyer but I've spent enough time in law firms with our business lawyers to gain a very clear understanding of the landscape. Be safe. Stay legal.
    P.P.S. Don't flame me too bad. I'm not here to judge, just to educate. To each their own.
     
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    No matter how many times I see that pic it still creeps me out. I mean that dude looks like he would literally rip you in half if you bent over.

    Nope.
     
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    So let me get this straight.. You participate in a forum of black hat techniques and after 50+ posts you think to yourself its a good idea to ask if the methods are legal? Now that is hilarious.
    Let me guess, you are the kind of person that walks into a fast food and asks if what you ate is good for your health? Get a grip pal, the gov isn't gonna burst into your house guns pointing because you tried to monetize through affiliate. If you want somebody to take you by the hand and tell you IM is risk free, then maybe all this isn't for you.
     
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    If you promote stuff which is illegal in your country, then it's illegal. Everything depends on where you live and what you do.
     
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    why you think this is illegal ????
     
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    You are asking Like Shop Lifting Is that illegal?
     
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    Its not illegal, but as you get more into the deep internet world there will be illegal opportunities that come up. (That you should probably ignore)
     
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    Because most of the time you offer something to someone for example a new app. And when the person fills in the questionnaire or clicks on whatever fake button .. He gets nothing .. And that can be seen as fraud no?

    I'm also a bit worried about taxes. I don't know anything about taxes but I always think these guys ask you "where did the money come from?" ..