Got Ripped Off on the Web? Fight Back!

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Got Ripped Off onrepparttar 127554 Web? Fight Back!

By Stephen Bucaro

I find that most people and businesses onrepparttar 127555 web are friendly and honest. Unfortunately, a few decide to takerepparttar 127556 dishonest route. Did you pay for a product or service and didn't receive it, or it didn't turn out to be what you expected? Did you provide a product or service and didn't get paid?

In this article, I'm going to provide you a step-by-step method to force dishonest individuals or businesses onrepparttar 127557 Web to deal with you fairly, or at least how to cause them so much pain that they wish they had. How many of these steps you actually take depends upon how mad you are and how much time you want to dedicate to extracting revenge.

Step 1. Gather as much information aboutrepparttar 127558 dishonest party as you can. Get names, addresses and phone numbers. Dishonest parties like to make themselves scarce.

Step 2. Put your complaint in writing. Be accurate and honest. Don't exaggerate or make false accusations. Also, think of any possible excusesrepparttar 127559 dishonest party might use, and prepare counter arguments.

Step 3. Informrepparttar 127560 dishonest party that you intend to take action against them if they do not solverepparttar 127561 problem equitably and honestly, and that that action will include charges of criminal fraud. Give them a chance to figure out that it would be much easier for them to just be honest. Contact them several times and give them ample time to resolverepparttar 127562 problem, because after this things really get nasty.

Step 4. Go torepparttar 127563 Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) website ( and click onrepparttar 127564 "File a Complaint" link to fill out an online form. The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is a partnership betweenrepparttar 127565 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) andrepparttar 127566 National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation.

Step 5. Go torepparttar 127567 Internet Fraud Watch website ( and click onrepparttar 127568 "Online complaint form" link. The Internet Fraud Watch was created byrepparttar 127569 National Consumers League,repparttar 127570 oldest nonprofit consumer organization inrepparttar 127571 United States.

Step 6. Go torepparttar 127572 Better Business Bureau OnLine website. ( BBBOnLine isrepparttar 127573 arm ofrepparttar 127574 Better Business Bureau that specifically deals with web sites. The BBB contactsrepparttar 127575 business involved inrepparttar 127576 dispute to see if they want to work it out amicably. When a company has a large file of complaints atrepparttar 127577 BBB, it definitely cuts into their business.

Step 7. Use a search engine to find out how to contactrepparttar 127578 Attorney General's Office ofrepparttar 127579 state in whichrepparttar 127580 dishonest party operates. Then file a complaint. If your complaint involves fraud, this could result in criminal charges against them.

Beware of SEO!

Written by Jer Strausser

Anybody who's anybody online knows exactly whatrepparttar popular term "SEO" stands for. It is an abbreviation forrepparttar 127551 hot business of "search engine optimisation". Yeah, that's a mouth full, so now you can see whyrepparttar 127552 letters SEO are far better to use.

My interest to write this article was spurred by a piece of spam email that I had recieved earlier inrepparttar 127553 day. It was from a company that was claiming to help me build my "link popularity" by buying link packages off of them.

The email was actually well written, and it definately gained my interest enough that I figured I would check it out. There were even 3 testimonials that sounded like this was THEE place to be if you wanted top search engine rankings.

Upon visitingrepparttar 127554 site, which was nicely designed, and very professional looking, I started to "play". Within less than 5 minutes I abruptly leftrepparttar 127555 site, and will never go back....WHY?

Well, let me explain;

If you are ever contemplating paying somebody big bucks to do SEO work for you, there are few real easy tests you can run to determine if they are even worthy of you giving themrepparttar 127556 time of day. These are so easy, a 10 year old can do them, and they can save you a bundle!

You will needrepparttar 127557 Google Toolbar installed for these tests! Go to and download it for free. It only takes a few minutes to install.

The first thing I did was enteredrepparttar 127558 URL of their website in my browser in 2 different formats. One withrepparttar 127559 www, and one without. The reason I do this, is because there are many sites out there that have different Google PR values with or withoutrepparttar 127560 www. This is simply determined on how they promote and link their site. If I am losing you here, let me show you what I mean;

'' may show a different Google PR rating than just '' I have seen sites that have a PR7 for just '', and have a PR 0 for ''. It's no big deal to you as an end user. All you are doing is looking to see ifrepparttar 127561 site has any PR at all. Inrepparttar 127562 case ofrepparttar 127563 SEO business in question, it was a big fat ZERO in both cases. Imagine that, an SEO bsuiness that doesn't even have any PR...hmmmmm

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