Scam sites - legal action

@maghella (270)
Italy
February 1, 2008 7:32am CST
Anyone has any idea whether it's possible to start a legal action against scam sites? As you know, if the owners of these sites are not punished, they can easily open up another site and scam again. After all, I think this is fraud too. I was thinking that, if we start a legal action together, we might actually win. Let me know. thanks!
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@jjasmine (99)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
thanks for posting this discussion. It would be a very good if someone will know of ways on starting legals actions against scam sites. Its about time people like us get protection :)
@maghella (270)
• Italy
1 Feb 08
exactly. I really do feel this has to go both ways. They do protect themselves against cheaters, why shouldn't we?? After all, if they don't hold up their part of the deal, that's what they're doing: CHEATING!
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• Philippines
1 Feb 08
this discussion can be a start---of us joining together I mean--- so that we can protect ourselves against scam...
@maghella (270)
• Italy
1 Feb 08
I really hope so. And I also hope there's a lawyer in here somewhere who would take the time to tell us if this is doable.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
3 Feb 08
When you sign up to a site, you basically agree to its terms. Because of that, you can't have a case.
@maghella (270)
• Italy
4 Feb 08
That's right. But in the terms they state they will pay you if you don't cheat. That's my point. If I don't cheat and I earn my money, they HAVE to keep up their part of the bargain.
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
Not all sites have the same terms.
@vehaileairu (2286)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
money scam sites - i was fooled really
thats really true..^_^ sadly, there is no law yet, no international protection for us.. i am a victim at online-capital, i invested $80 dollars and after a year, they disappeared. its so sad because i personally hold that money.. they have the system of growing money from the stock market.. like if you deposit 100 dollars it will be tripled the next year.. and they give well to the members, others who had withdraw earlier are very lucky, they got their money back. its really hurting but i was a victim and now i regret for being carried away because of that promise.. well take care^_^
@maghella (270)
• Italy
1 Feb 08
I'm sorry to hear that, but that's exactly why I think we should all join and find a way to let those people know that they cannot take advantage of their users and get away with it...!
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
thanks, but where do we begin..? i really hope higher grounds can hear us, i hope authorities, proper law will be imposed. this is really a good post! take care!^_^
@bunmi2501 (466)
• Nigeria
1 Feb 08
How do you really want to achieve this, as it is very difficult to get their actual location
@maghella (270)
• Italy
1 Feb 08
I really have no idea at the moment, but I supposed there should be ground for a legal action...after all, they're breaching a contract... I was wondering if anyone knows an attorney who could give us an answer..
@danzer (2727)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
Taking legal action against scam sites could be a good idea. I hope it can prosper.