Uldis Liepkalns wrote:
that, if the non-payer is, say, in any EU or other Western country, there are ways to tackle the issue. But if they are in some other far away country- I do not have a slightest idea, how to approach a court there, besides the sums involved are not worth the expected expense. But that's what the suggestion is about- if you inform their Police Force, Chamber of Commerce, ISP, whatever, that XYZ is involved in Internet Fraud, especially if you know you're not the only one who has suffered...
Maybe I sound idealistic, but in this country no ISP will host a client suspected in Internet Fraud, mass mailing, etc, no court ruling is necessary for that, and AFAIK, there has not been a court claim by a spammer against ISP for cutting off his Internet connection, at least in this country.
And of course it is possible to change the ISP, but it involves some additional expenses and, possibly, change of an address, which in turn, cuts you off from established clients.
Besides, in this country, whatever your ISP, agreement with it contains quite enough of small type to cut you off for whatever offence without any compensation or rights to appeal.
As to additional intentions- yes, they would be to cut off possibilities of non-payers to continue their business in the same way and thus save other professionals from being cheated.
Andy Lemminger wrote:
Sounds interesting. This way they would cut the Internet line. But the ISPs won't listen to you as long as you don't have evidence in form of a court ruling. Before you don't have that it is only an accusation.
And if you would bother to get it you could go to court to claim your money anyway.
The non-payers would be angry of course if you cut their line but they could just move on to the next provider.
Or do you have any additional intentions by doing that?
[Edited at 2004-01-17 23:06]