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Legal Question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackhat+er, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. blackhat+er

    blackhat+er Regular Member

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Hey guys first off Happy V-day as well Lunar new years to some. I have a site up that is pointing out fact and fiction about another website. Now I am basing my fact off of FTC official site and using the site to warn consumers. I never called the site a scam or anything like that merely hinted I think they are up to no good. It is a matrix program that offers no disclaimer and has no contact information on their testimonials page. Now since I launched it I have gotten a few people claiming to be the defenders paralegals telling me that they will be suing me for 250k defamation of character. This has all been posted as comments on my page nothing to my email directly. I fully disclose who I am on my site and provide a contact page as wel. Now they are claiming that my site will be taken down through godaddy my registrar. Which I have yet to recieve anything from the site owners attorney. What can they send to godaddy if anything at all to pull my site?I remember reading a few things a while back of others who had similar issues. Just curious if anyone could post their experience and outcomes.
    Thanks for the input BHW:tee:
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  2. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Oct 5, 2009
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    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Moose Factory, ON
    The serious legal notices come via snail mail, not via email (much less comments on your site - that's weak).

    Is GD just the registrar for the name or doing your hosting as well? They have caved in to pressure in the past, though usually it's been more a matter of over-reacting on their part to something they didn't understand, IMHO.

    At this point I think they're just trying to intimidate you. The only things they could send GoDaddy would be legal threats that your site was defaming them, or engaged in something unsavory.

  3. fl1guy2

    fl1guy2 Junior Member

    Apr 4, 2009
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    umm hello!!! You're loosing the guy big money depending on how big your site is! And by the sounds of it, Id say that he's just trying to get you scared. You've done nothing wrong and you can't be sued for calling a company, product, or WEBSITE a scam! If that were true how would ripoff report stay around so long? There are some sites there that are legitimate yet some people still call them scammers!

    So in the end keep sticking it to him. His "paralegals" would have sent you a summons or a detailed letter in the mail if it was serious.