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Would you do it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by catwithhat, Aug 2, 2016.

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Would you do it?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. Thanks for the good idea!

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  4. This is illegal!

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  1. catwithhat

    catwithhat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello!

    So I made Fiverr account and gig "I will speed up your Wordpress website and optimize it for better performance" about one month ago.

    I have helped 9 people already.

    This gig requires WP-admin login info from buyer. BTW there are dozens of gigs like this in Fiverr.
    After my work is done, I advise buyer to change passwords.

    I havent got any orders for 5 days and I was curious how many of them have changed the password.
    Only one have.

    Some of the websites have pretty decent traffic. Two of them even got more than 1000 UVs/day.

    Question:
    So as blackhatters, would you exploit this opportunity somehow for your favor without doing much harm for the buyer?

    or could I be total scumbag even for thinking about it?
     
  2. nikchaing

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    looks like you already know the answer
     
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  3. tokokipiani

    tokokipiani Power Member

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    I think it is urgent for them to change password, there definitely is chance of using website for themselves.
     
  4. Jayder

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    I think its unethical.
     
  5. catwithhat

    catwithhat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is it more unethical than PPI + Instagram?
     
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    Tempting but I would not do it- it's bad because you would be exploiting your own clients - when they may come back to you for future works.
     
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  7. Panoush

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    i guess it comes down to whether you are comfortable with being a deceitful douchebag.. or not..
     
  8. Justkulboi

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    You haven't got a client for the past 5 days. You must really be rich to ask this question in your present condition.
     
  9. knowing25

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    I would never do this no matter how
     
  10. Mrnewbie

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    If you have to ask a question then you already know the answer. Yeah, its completely wrong and shortsighted. Imagine, your gig could pick up or other things could happen but you wanted to get greedy because you can't possible see past a few days of no orders. Look at the members here that are successful, have they taken shortcuts? Only you can decide for yourself if you should do this or not.
     
  11. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I would just send them a reminder letting them know that they need to change their passwords.

    Doing anything else makes you and Fiverr look bad.
     
  12. Aty

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    Don't forget about karma.

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    Nice picture dude:D
     
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    Someone at the parking lot left his car open, should I still the tablet?
     
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    Have some respect for your clients.
     
  16. AleeGS

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    One thing is blackhat seo, other thing is being a piece of shit with your clients.
     
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    I wouldn't do anything. When people trust me with their business, I always respect that. If I were you I would contact them and advise them to take their security more seriously.
     
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    That's not blackhat... And how long until someone realizes there's a weird link somewhere on his site...
     
  20. chrisyoungsd

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    Never man! You get back what you put into the universe. Don't be lazy and don't take advantage of those who have given you their trust. It's shit like that , that gives people that work hard to help others with technology a bad name.