Internet Crime!

Have a bug in my pants (just an expression – lol) about Internet Crime. As I’m sure, you may have experienced some form of scam going on these days, hopefully nothing too serious :) . It really gets me when I see some form of rip-off  happening as it directly reflects on all of us who are just trying to make our living on the internet in an honest and integral way.

I recently experienced a situation where I bought into a product thinking it looked good but as often happens when I checked it out, it was bogus hoopla (is that a technical term). When I went to request a refund, “They” emailed me back saying it was past the 7 day policy for the refund. I requested the refund 3 days after the purchase and it took them surprisingly 5 more days to respond claiming it was past the 7 day policy – imagine that, 3 + 5 = 8!

I won’t name names because I just don’t believe in bashing others on the net, they know who they are and they have to look at themselves in the mirror.

What I do now and I’m sure this may cause a rift in the continuum but I’m going to expose it anyway ( I’m very very sick of this crap ), is I report them to the IC3 – Internet Crime Complaint Center, I believe a division of the FBI (correct me if I’m wrong) and I let them handle it. I do let the individuals know before hand that if they do not correct the situation by bla bla, then I will report them. I have only done this twice when it has involved a blatant rip-off and I don’t really want to get people in trouble but when they take my money and don’t honor their commitments, I will do it.  As we all should, to stand up to these thieves that continually try to skirt the rules to make a buck. – Yes, there is the link.

My advise to my followers is to stay on the straight and narrow, treat your subscribers honestly and with integrity and they will stay, longer than shorter we hope. ;)

Others things bug me as well, like putting “payment pending” in the subject of emails, that sort of thing to entice you to open them. I’m not a jerk and it’s not a crime (yet) so I wouldn’t raise poo poo over that, I just choose not to deal with those types.

It is nice to see some of the companies starting to lay down rules like if you make a claim of sales, you better be able to back it up with facts, that type of thing.

OK, back to work, enough bitching – lol.

Till next time and an update on my new venture.


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