Term Website Hosting Scam Reporting
Code FN-1700.1470-950
Definition Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report website hosting organizations run by scam artists who take the unwary customer's funds (and sometimes their data) but fail to provide the promised services and protections. Issues like data connection errors, slow performance and Internet server errors may get a website deindexed on Google, so it is important to make sure that the website will have adequate bandwidth, fast loading speed and other performance features as well as reliable technical support 24/7. People who are looking for an organization to host their data are advised to choose well known, reputable hosts highly rated by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), to carefully read the agreement they are being asked to sign, and to learn to recognize when the terms of the agreement are too good to be true. Do the Terms and Conditions include Refund and Cancellation Policies? Are there money-back guarantees? Is the physical address of the organization listed? Can they speak to a representative? Has the hosting organization supplied references and included contact information?
Created 11/10/20
Changed 11/10/20
Use References Web Hosting Fraud Reporting
Web Hosting Scam Reporting
Website Hosting Fraud Reporting
See Also References Internet Domain Name Scam Reporting (FN-1700.1470-324)
Technical Support Scam Reporting (FN-1700.1470-844)
Website Hosting (TP-3350.9000-900)
External Classification Terms Citizen Crime Reporting (NPC I02.02)
Criminal Law Enforcement (UW
Law Enforcement (NTE I60)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Related Concepts Cybercrime
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "What to Avoid in a Web Host & Not get Ripped Off", makeawebsitehub.com website, https://makeawebsitehub.com/avoid-web-host-rip-off/

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