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Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Dantobias

Companies like that should be declared organized criminal enterprises and their owners imprisoned for the rest of their natural lives.

Fakey McFake

I agree. This won't stop until prosecutors start finding ways to bring fraud prosecutions against these types of businesses

p.lilliansel

Are there any court decisions that have been published about these practices? Any briefs available? It would be good to have some authority to cite to a court demonstrating that these practices are unlawful.

Louise

I propose that an Infoblog be created under the auspices of Citizen Blog where all abusive vendors be exposed along with their quasi-fraudulent NDP clauses.
No personal comment from the abused client would be added, just the facts. That should qualify as a Res ipsa loquitur.
People could refer to that blog before falling prey to the collection of internet vultures. Very soon these predators would be where they belong: Out of business.
This is not a new idea; it is enabled with smarts by CNET. People commenting on what is good or what is not in IT technology. I never buy anything computer related without referring to CNET and one rare honest vendor called Newegg.

John

Louise, what you propose is what the BBB exists for. If vendors now find ways to bully customers into not reporting them to the BBB, they will do so for any other kind of websites blowing the proverbial whistle on their dishonest practices.

The problem lies not with the websites to report them to, but in the tools at their disposable to bully customers into submission. Collection agencies are the scum of humanity, destroying lives and careers without cause. I believe that such power should only lie in the hands of a very controlled organism, where the government has oversight.

The Palmers case is just another example of how such an unbound and apparently unlimited power can do to people.

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