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Internet Scammers Banned

internet lawyer and scamsThere is no gray area when it comes to Internet scams. You’re either for Internet con artists or against them.

As an Internet lawyer, I believe that now is the time for clarity on this issue. Today, I am drawing a line in the sand. ..

If you are an Internet scam artist, do not contact my business about legal representation.

And just to be on the safe side, I’m pushing the line a little further in favor of ethics.

Do not contact me about legal representation if you…

  • Sell or promote make money online (MMO) products unless you can provide written proof in a form acceptable to me that your net annual income from your online business is at least $100,000 for the past three (3) years excluding income earned selling MMO products.
  • Own or represent a network marketing venture
  • Sell or promote business opportunities (biz opps) that violate the FTC Business Opportunity Rule.
  • Sell or promote alternative health products with claims that cannot be directly substantiated with reputable published peer-reviewed studies.
  • Directly or indirectly market to individuals using telephone “boiler rooms.”
  • Use religion as a means to manipulate prospects into purchasing from you.
  • If your business doesn’t fit one of the above categories, you may be eligible for legal help.

    internet ethics council membership

    However, if you become a client, you are expected to abide by the Internet Ethics Council’s (IEC) Code of Professional Responsibility whether or not you are a member of the IEC…

    Rule 1. We follow the Internet Marketing Golden Rule, that is, we treat our clients with the same courtesy and respect that we would like to receive as a client.
    Rule 2. We follow all applicable Internet and e-mail marketing laws and regulations to the best of our ability.
    Rule 3. We provide our website visitors and clients with at least two valid ways to contact us with questions or concerns.
    Rule 4. We respond to client service inquiries within two (2) business days.
    Rule 5. We use clear Privacy Policies, Terms of Use, and Returns Policies to fully explain our relationships with website visitors and clients, including the type of personal information that we collect and how that data is used by us or others.
    Rule 6. We offer at least a 30-day refund policy from date of initial purchase and honor timely refund requests within five (5) business days of receipt.
    Rule 7. We fully disclose payment and all other material terms of offers made to prospective purchasers.

    In other words, if you run an ethical business that delivers value, you’re exactly the type of person I’d like to help put into place the right Internet legal shield to protect you.

    Internet Attorney Mike Young is the Internet Squire

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    Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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