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Unread 01-12-2006, 10:27 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Kaiyn
All i know is that Dark Dragonfly has scammed a good amount of people on here as well, but she`s never been taken to court about all the people she scammed
There are many things that hinder attempts at prosecuting scammers.

1) Limited or lack of information on the person. For example, many transactions go through Paypal. Most times, a person sees only a name. Without knowing where the person lives, it is difficult to prosecute. Paypal isn't going to divulge personal information unless there is a court order.

2) Time and money to chase people down. Lawyer fees cost quite a bit. Even if a person goes through small claims court as an alternative to an attorney, that person needs to spend time to understand the process, show up at the court house, and pay filing fees.

3) Paypal's statute of limitations for complaints. Paypal has a limited time period for people to submit a complaint, so they can investigate. Many scams are reported after this statute of limitations has long passed. After this expiration, Paypal has no obligation to investigate.

Originally Posted by kuko-chan
I'd have to agree with her on this one. Not that free-service servers means you're a scammer, but Geocities just doesn't look professional, period.
Please keep in mind that Geocities does offer low-cost hosting services, without necessarily using a domain name. (Paid Geocities hosting does not have ads though, and you can pay extra for a domain name.)

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