Being Blackmailed

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  1. BAB ur daddy

    BAB ur daddy Senior Member

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    Ok, so I made some stuff for a guy's forum and now he is bribing me to make him more stuff saying that he will do a charge back on paypal if I don't .

    Any ideas on what I should do?
     
  2. Lefthanded

    Lefthanded Gentlemen of Leisure

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    Report him.
     
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    BAB ur daddy Senior Member

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    He started the claim and then he stopped it, then I closed my account.

    Should I call paypal?
     
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    iPro Senior Member

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    I'm like 90% sure he can only file a claim once.
     
  5. BAB ur daddy

    BAB ur daddy Senior Member

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    I'll try to find out if that's correct.
    Thanks for the information.
     
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    Greasy Pete Senior Member

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    Hey, you can probably sue somebody for this

    ^_^
     
  7. Nicasus

    Nicasus Been watching you all day

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    Get his e-mail address and sign up at every porn website you can possibly find. Massive spam guaranteed.
    Then, post his forums URL everywhere on boards like 4chan. Reward the users with porn.
    Post high quality offensive and gross pictures everywhere on his forum. He bans you, you proxy up and go for another round.

    Spread the word.


    :)
     
  8. pwnzor

    pwnzor Senior Member

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    Nicasus. I think I love you.

    p.s
    I don't think that's bribing, I think that's BLACKMAIL
     
  9. }SoC{SainT

    }SoC{SainT Well-Known Member

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    Guy should be banned from paypal entirely. I'd report him. He's also violating what is considered a contractual agreement. Depending on how tight and clear the agreement is, you may or may not be able to sue. Either way, the serious threat of a lawsuit is normally enough to wake people up from their own little world.

    Was it a cheap job? People looking for cheap work are sometimes looking to rip off the person they hire as well. Not only that, they don't really understand all the laws. If he takes back that money, you can tell him to remove whatever you made and he has to obey legally. If he doesn't, report him to his web host for a copyright violation, although I don't know how quickly they respond to things like that. If you think it'll become a huge issue with money lost and the work was published in the last three months, register for copyright at the copyright office. If you register within 3 months of publishing, it will retroactively cover you. From what you say, it doesn't sound like this is entirely necessary, but it's still good to know.

    Armed with proper knowledge, you'd realize that this guy has sabotaged himself. He can't do anything except lose the ability to use what you made for him, which you might be able to license to someone else.

    Gotta love business classes targeted toward creatives.
     
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    BAB ur daddy Senior Member

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    Ahh, yes that's what I meant, blackmail.

    Thanks to everyone for all the advice.
     
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    pwnzor Senior Member

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    Good luck, let us know what happens!
     
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    BAB ur daddy Senior Member

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    Haven't heard from him anymore, thanks for the tips everyone.
     
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    What did you do for him?
     
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    steez Banned from GR

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    do anything he wants
     
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    I made some images for his forum including a banner, advertisement banner, team icons, fav/bookmark icon, and affiliate button.
     

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