How can I sue a scam "company"?

I applied for a job as an editor, only to find out it was a scam. After doing my research and reading tons of posts from people just like me I figured maybe its time to put a stop to this. Basically this is what happens, you send them your resume, to which you receive an automated respond, asking you to respond to few questions, such as "Why am I perfect for the job", "Whats integrity to me", "When can I start", etc. After that they sent you another email saying they'll be conducting "phone interviews", in which the only question that bothers them is "Have you ever sued a previous employer?". After a phone interview you are to write an article on a subject that they give you and send it back to them, after that all contacts go cold basically. Took me a while to figure out what the scam was. They are probably a "company" for students trying to buy their papers online, maybe bloggers as well. Even though they are not asking you for money, or your SS#, they are most definitely plagiarizing your work. Having been scammed before for money as well as for a information such as my address, which led me into almost receiving a package of unknown content, that was later being held up by the federal government for investigation, i would really like to put a stop to at least one of these alleged "companies". Any ideas how where can I start?

Update:

So, the first answer "No damages-no law suit", basically what you are telling me is that they can just get away with plagiarizing you work without any consequences?

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  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Thanks for posting up that information on a scam.

    Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

    Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.

  • 4 years ago

    The Iraq war is a scam. Our troops are not there to rebuild Iraq and make it safe for the citizens. They are there simply to guarantee the flow of oil to the U.S. Most people in the Army are uneducated dolts who swallow any false propaganda that comes their way. The Army doesn't even require a high shool diploma any longer. They just want warm bodies without the ability to think for themselves.

  • WRG
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    7 years ago

    And Questor is correct. Let's say you sue. What are you going to ask for in the suit? Your writing has no or little value that you can prove and when you sent it to them willingly it became their property just like a job application is the property of the would be employer.

    And you are assuming that they are selling your "writing". It would be 100% up to you to prove it.

  • 7 years ago

    First you need to define what your damages are, in financial terms. How much money did you lose due to the company's wrong doing? No damages - no law suit.

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  • 7 years ago

    Report the incident to police and relevant government & civilian agencies:

    http://www.FBI.gov/scams-safety/

    http://www.StopFraud.gov/report.html

    http://www.USA.gov/topics/consumer.shtml

    Business Scams: www.FTCComplaintAssistant.gov

    Financial Scams: www.SecretService.gov/criminal.shtml

    Foreigne Scams: www.eConsumer.gov/english/

    Internet Scams: www.IC3.gov

    Mail Fraud (scams sent or received through the U.S. Post Office):

    http://Postalinspectors.USPIS.gov/investigations/M...

    Other places to check for complaints (or report them):

    http://www.BBB.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/

    http://www.MyWOT.com

    http://www.Scambook.com

  • 7 years ago

    Yes. No damages=no lawsuit. Deal.

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