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Should I tell Adsense Someone Is Threatening My Adsense Account?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JrTai, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. JrTai

    JrTai Newbie

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    Hi,

    I was hoping I could get some help for this situation because I feel like I don't know who else left to ask. This situation has been emotionally draining for me so please bear with me and take my concern to heart and help me as best as you can if you could.

    I'm currently facing a blackmailing, threat, harassment situation where an individual from the Philippines is constantly threatening to get my adsense and blogs account in trouble (suspended or terminated). As the success of my blogs grew, this individual who I once had a business deal with in the past gives me the above threats if I do not give them money or some sort of large monetary value.

    I understand that the logical thing to do here is to ignore them and report them to the police of their local area, but this individual who has nothing to lose is willing to go as far as he can to screw me over.

    I have considered reporting him to the authority in Philippines but I don't know if this fixes the trouble or creates more troubles for me in the long run. Furthermore, I feel that this person will hold grudges after their release or trial should I report them since I am 'technically' pushing them further into a corner. Furthermore, I do not feel good knowing that someone will be up against my back for who knows how long. Based on past interaction with this individual, he seems to be in dear need of money so I feel that if I make things even worst for him by reporting him, he will hold grudges and remember it and pursue me for a life time.

    On the other hand, I can let my blog webserver/host or Adsense know of the situation before he gets to them. But the problem is talking to Adsense staff. I feel that Adsense will ban me and not really help me out because I read somewhere that they value their advertisers more the publishers. If they feel your account is at risk, they will ban you. In this case, I am at risk of this person trying to 'click bomb me' or 'keep reporting me for what ever violations' or get their friends to do that.

    Please suggest what I can do especially in this situation. I am contemplating of how to tell Adsense about it and reporting him to authority.
     
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  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    It sounds to me like you already know what to do. Report them and notify Adsense. If the guy is in another country and is unable to physically get to you then just cut off all communication with him and change email/contact details if necessary. He is trying to screw you over so you need to take action to deal with it.
     
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  3. anon1577

    anon1577 Junior Member

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    yeah, do yourself a favor, report him and notify adsense.
     
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  4. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    also this is not a shit list post
    the shit list is ONLY for scams done by this
    forums members against other members, bhw is
    not the internet police. this post at best
    belongs in the lounge
     
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  5. Aegroeg

    Aegroeg Regular Member

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    Never you mind.
    I find it nothing short of DESPICABLE that its a known fact that Adsense will ban you the moment they get wind of any trouble with your account. You don't even feel safe enough to turn to them because you know their attitude is something along these lines:

    "This guy might be in trouble. Lets save ourselves the hassle in future and cut him off for life before anything happens. " - Never mind the fact that its someones earnings and potentially quality of life they're dealing with!
     
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  6. safex

    safex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes You inform them and they will not ban your account..Or they might ban you right after your notification..but you can try and tell adsense..See what happens..and update us with adsense reply..
     
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  7. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Sounds like a pretty shitty situation - If he's on a static IP (one that doesn't change) then perhaps you can lure him to a website, capture his IP and then block him from going on your websites - alternatively you could just blacklist the entire Philippines? I don't know how much this guy knows about changing IPs etc but if he doesn't know about this sort of thing then just blacklist the Philippines entirely - assuming that's not where all your traffic comes from! You could even send him some sort of 'You made me so annoyed I shut all my sites down' email after you blacklist the country and he'd probably buy it if he's not too knowledgeable... It's the Philippines bro, I doubt anything would happen if you reported him to the authorities there..
     
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  8. MASSEY

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    Adsense will just get your contact and most likely ban you as a threat to advertisers. Avoid contact with them is my attitude.
     
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