View Full Version : I run a porn site..
..according to this notice I received from the United Service Bureau, a collections agency in Florida. Someone apparently used my name and address to register a porn site (child porn) a few months ago. The hosting company shut down the site after a few weeks, but the bill was never paid. So now they've got this collections agency on my ass, demanding that I pay the outstanding balance! I called the host company earlier today and explained the situation, and they said they'd call off the debt collector and investigate the matter. The person who registered the site used my name and address, but a fake phone number, company name, and e-mail address. What I don't understand is how the host company authorized this loser's credit card number in the first place, since it was obviously fake (supposedly under my name as well). Well they said they'd take care of everything so hopefully this won't affect me or my credit rating (they said it shouldn't, since my real cc info wasn't used). We've been discussing Internet privacy concerns in my law class the past few weeks so this really weirded me out.
03-26-2001, 02:59 PM
Maybe children's rights groups will send your neighbors letters telling them they are living near a child pornographer... (just kidding- that is a pretty sh*tty situation you are in...)
03-26-2001, 03:25 PM
I thought this was going to be a classy Mav site, and now I see that it is nothing but a front for your child porn fascination DJ...i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
03-26-2001, 05:06 PM
I'm with Crippler....DJ, you're nothing but a pervert!! i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
03-26-2001, 09:49 PM
man, that sucks.
03-27-2001, 04:49 AM
I see my prank worked dj i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
Although this was supposed to be resolved a few weeks ago when I contacted the host company, I just received another letter from the collections agency saying I basically had five days to pay the bill or face legal action. This blows i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif
04-12-2001, 03:23 PM
Would would happen if it isn't taken care of outside of court?
It took a while, but I finally got ahold of someone over at the collections agency. They never provided a phone number on the letters they sent, so I had to first call the host provider who then transferred me over to the agency office. After being on hold for an hour, they assured me that I was in the clear and wouldn't have to worry about this going any further. They've escalated the investigation on whoever it was that started this whole mess, so I guess I can relax and forget about this crap now.
04-12-2001, 03:45 PM
How do you think that guy got your information? Hope it wasn't anyone here.
I'm assuming that person randomly pulled my name from the domain registry or something. It's pretty easy to get someone else's info off the Net. I'm just surprised the host company allowed this person to set up an account without some kind of verification process. That's not a very good way of conducting business imo.
I HOPE it wasn't someone I know.
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