Okay, a bit of a moral dilemma

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  1. kschang profile image86
    kschangposted 8 years ago

    A bit of a moral dilemma here...

    I am trying to bust a scam, by showing that a company, which is a suspected scammer, is NOT actually at the address that they claim to reside at, because that address is shared by at least three other companies (the exact same address, no suite or room number at all). I provided links to all three.

    One of the three companies I linked to (only to demonstrate the address, as I linked straight to the "about us" page containing the address) was an online casino company, and as a result, my published hub was unpublished and bounced.

    I've taken out the link, and republished the hub. However, is the rules a bit too tight in this case? Or should I trust that the other two links would be sufficient to illustrate my point?

    1. Norah Casey profile image67
      Norah Caseyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The hub was taken down due to the link to a gambling site. Our terms of service strictly prohibit those links. The content outside of that link was not in violation of our rules at the time of review.

      1. kschang profile image86
        kschangposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Understood. Link was removed, as was the name which originally had a .com attached to it. So once the URL was removed, it should be fine?

        1. kschang profile image86
          kschangposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's published now. Thanks.

  2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    It shows that none of your hub is published. Have you actually re-published the hub?

    If there are three companies, they must have three web sites. If you point to three different sites it will not going to be banned. There may be some other reason.

    Hubpages do not unpublish or delete a hub without giving a notice to the concerned hubber.

    Please check again.

    Jyoti Kothari

  3. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    its an adsense rule, no online gambling, There is no leeway.

    You could use an image instead or explain that you do not want to give the scammer anymore exposure by linking to their website.

    Personally, I would go with a screenshot of the about us page.

    1. kschang profile image86
      kschangposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the idea. Actually, the casino site is NOT the scammer. However, they seem to share the same PHYSICAL address with the scammer, and two other companies. Which respectable company would share the same address without even a suite or unit number to separate them (which was the point I was trying to make)

  4. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Hi Sunforged,
    Thanks for your intervention.
    Jyoti Kothari


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