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Legality! What exactly is legal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mayson, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mayson

    Mayson Registered Member

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    Well, like many of us, we do CL posting. Is it illegal to post ads for services for jobs that don't exist? for real estate or apartments that aren't real? Looking for someone who has looked up the law, or knows about it. Share with us if it is illegal to post ads for non existent jobs / property.
     
  2. hotwicked

    hotwicked Regular Member

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    While I am not lawyer I pretend to be one on the internet on occasion.

    IF you take money for those fake listings then it's fraud. Otherwise what is to make your ad any different than the thousands of ads that people post for relationships or other things?

    Posting a fake ad in itself is not illegal (might be unethical), but if you take money for those fake items then that is clearly fraud. Otherwise no party has been hurt.
     
  3. real222on

    real222on Junior Member

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    Law is a funny and tricky thing. Until you go to court and have a judgement. You will never know it is legal or not.
     
  4. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

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    The Federal Trade Comminsion has rules and regulations dealing with false or deceptive advertising and most states have corresponding statutes, as well. Typically, sanctions are to "cease and desist" such practices rather than criminal prosecution, except in extreme cases. Unless your fake ads harm someone, financially or physically, I would think the risk of criminal prosecution would be minimal.

     
  5. Mayson

    Mayson Registered Member

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    Well if i don't take their money, but i get paid for them doing a CPA offer, is it legal? I know no one on here is probably a lawyer, but you guys have friends.