Cheated by a data entry site

India
July 28, 2010 9:06am CST
Hey if you are cheated by a data entry site or any site for that matter then is there any legal action that you can take against them. Have you ever taken any legal action against any site. What happened?
3 responses
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 10
The only problems is, You have a check their TOS. It will make hard for You, cause they also can change it without notice and You agree with it. I suggest You don't waste with it and try to find out the info about it before You joined with it.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
28 Jul 10
TOS can be declared unlawful by a judge whether you agreed with it or not. You can't just scam people even if such is featured in the TOS.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
29 Jul 10
Is it?? In their TOS, they said that if something happen with the site (DDOS attack, hacker,etc) they won't take responsible with all money and earning of the members. And some site suspend or banned the members cause they said you have broke the rule. Most of people will go away from the site as soon as they receive this notify, or send a tickets to the admin.The admin will said that the site have been attack by DDOS or they lost their data.Bla.Bla.Bla.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
28 Jul 10
You could but claiming a few dollars by investing thousands, doesn't that sound a little bit unreasonable? I think so.
• India
28 Jul 10
Think the other way round too. The person who has cheated you through a site also has to spend money so he might just give you the small amount of money he owes you and settle the matter out of court. And thats what I wanted to ask wheter you file a police complaint about it or is there some other way?
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
28 Jul 10
Sure I can report it to police they'll be happy to write my complaint down but that is that they don't do anything about it. The thing is the initial costs you make in a lawsuit can be thousands of dollars especially when it is an international case, which is much more than the amount you've been scammed for. Let's say the judge assigns you the money the site owes and also orders the scammers to pay all the costs you make, then what? You have invested a lot of money with all the risks to gain a little bit of money... it's just not beneficial and scammers know that. They're only in troubles if they have a class action against them because then the costs are less and spread over more people.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
how and where? i don't think there is a law. if there is then, i don't know who to report to? cyber police??
• India
28 Jul 10
Hehe thats what I was asking in the first place. Do you complain to cyber police or normal police or a consumer forum of some sort coz some of these sites sell packages where they say that if you buy a particular package then you would earn this much money by doing some wok. So you are actually buying something so it can also be a case of consumer fraud. But hey if I know it I wont ask the question.