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By winex ·
I have a few serious concerns about a product being advertised by SkyShop wwsskyshop.com on an Indian TV channel Sahara One.
I sent several emails to this site and received not even a single response.
I found out that site's hosting company from WhoIs www.directi.com who also did not bother to reply to my concerns not even an auto-response.
Their silence gives me more benefit-of-doubt that this SkyShop is taking the viewers for a ride. I would like to stop these fake advertisements with an immediate effect on the internet.
Can any of our members suggest or direct this question to the competent authorities for a serious action. This issue must be considered as a CyberCrime which violates Internet Ethics and regulations I am sure.
John Raj

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by TheChas In reply to Internet Authority for Co ...

Unless they are breaking the law where the company is located, or the site is hosted, there is very little you can do.

Generally speaking, there are little or no laws on the Internet.

You may actually have to go so far as to purchase the product or service being offered in order to gather legal proof of a crime.

Chas

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I did buy the product and found to be duplicate inspite of buying from the advertised agents. Even the product is different in packing, looks and instrucitons to use.

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by house In reply to Internet Authority for Co ...

Against my own good judgement, I went to that site. What is the product in question? I don't see anything out of the ordinary besides "info-mercial" type ads and products. A very normal marketing scheme.

Any authority will probably tell you to ignore it if you are offended. What are the "internet ethics" and what is the "cyber crime" that takes place on this site?

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The best part is the product being advertised on TV is not displayed or mentioned at all on the site. The product is "Roop Amrut" an half-hour ad several times every 24 hours. The product advertised is different from the one I purchased from their advertised local agent. Even the packing, looks and the instructions are totally different.
Internet Ethics means, laws, standards, compliances etc., which if not followed can be regarded as a cybercrime.
Any further help?

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by TheChas In reply to Internet Authority for Co ...

As far as I know, there is no all encompassing Internet authority.

Any action you could take against the company would depend on the local laws for the country the company is located in.

If the company is truly operating in a fraudulent manner, you may be able to get the IP address of their web site blocked by your country or local government.
You might also be able to get the company that hosts their web site to shut the web site down.

There are very few laws that restrict or provide legal remedies for retail transactions between individuals in different countries.

There are many web retailers who are out to make a quick buck. If they do run into any legal problems, they just close up shop and start over again with a different web address and hosting firm.

Chas

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