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*** Important Notice Regarding Private Requests for Money ***

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:03 pm
by EclipseGSX
We have had some reports of users being contacted privately by other members seeking compensation for their sharing efforts. This is in no way acceptable or endorsed by the ShareTheFiles administration.

If you have received a private message or email with a request for money, please forward one of the Administrators the message. We will deal with the user accordingly.

For those of you who feel it is your place to use our site to pander for funds, you're grossly mistaken. P2P is not about making money, it's about sharing with others. You should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to take advantage of the members of our community. Behavior like this will get you banned not only here, but everywhere we have ties to.

We apologize to any members that may have thought that these were sanctioned requests.

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:55 pm
by wmboos
It's highly illegal too isn't it? Seems like something of this nature could get the site shut down quick.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:27 am
by EclipseGSX
The fact that it was done here is upsetting, but in no way would cause the site to get in legal trouble.

As for the users that have defrauded people out of their money... that's illegal. Going after this site would be like suing Google for delivering you the email from the Nigerian scammer that took your money.

Unfortunately, there are an overabundance of greedy, deceitful people in this world. I'm just glad someone raised our awareness of this issue before it got out of control.