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Potential Illegal Site - I want to be safe from US Jurisdiction. Any Advice?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by jameswildmore52, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. jameswildmore52

    jameswildmore52 Newbie

    Apr 2, 2015
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    I own a site that sells something that enables people to do something that MAY be illegal. I have talked to some lawyers and it's hard to get a clear answer. It seems to be a gray area.
    I think my site is fairly safe, but I want to protect myself from ever getting into trouble here in the USA.
    I am also looking for merchant providers that would be ok with its topic.

    Would forming an off shore corporation protect me?
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

    Dec 21, 2011
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    Then stop doing it.

    Let me tell you from experience, operating in legal grey areas is not a good idea. Do business in a niche that is completely legal, there are plenty of them. The law can be used against you, even if one lawyers says its okay. If the state wants to fuck you with the long dick of the law, they will find a way and operating in those areas annoys them.
  3. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

    Oct 7, 2008
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    Well the only way to be safe from US jurisdiction is to live in a country that doesnt have an extradition treaty with the US :) Offshore corporations are not the answer to everything they can help you save some taxes and give you a bit of extra protection but it just that if you are doing something illegal/criminal and they decide to hunt you down the only thing that can help you is a good lawyer :D
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  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

    Oct 23, 2014
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    You would still be subject to U.S. laws, and what makes you so certain that it is not illegal to do what your planning in another country?