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By natebriggs, Junior Member on 6th January 2011, 04:11 AM
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So I came across this website and I was considering using it to mess with friends and maybe a few d-bags, but I was wondering if it could be considered harassment legally? Or could it even be traced to my IP? In the rules it mentions no threats and I wasn't planning on it, but it would be fun to annoy some people.

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6th January 2011, 10:20 PM |#2  
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7th January 2011, 01:24 AM |#3  
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I would advise against it for numerous reasons. Most isp's backlog dhcp records for 180 days. While it would be fun to mess with your friends their retaliation would be swift! Best wishes.

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I say go for it, but choose your victims wisely and keep it light-hearted.

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7th January 2011, 02:14 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by natebriggs

So I came across this website and I was considering using it to mess with friends and maybe a few d-bags, but I was wondering if it could be considered harassment legally? Or could it even be traced to my IP? In the rules it mentions no threats and I wasn't planning on it, but it would be fun to annoy some people.


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It is legal, however, if you take it too far it could be construed as harassment. My advice, keep it light hearted and chose your victims wisely. I used a bomb app on my phone with a couple friends before, its funny but it could get out of hand.

EDIT: I thought of something after I posted, I wonder if you could be held financially responsible if the person receiving didn't have unlimited texts (if such a person even exists anymore). Be careful is my advice.
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EDIT: I thought of something after I posted, I wonder if you could be held financially responsible if the person receiving didn't have unlimited texts (if such a person even exists anymore). Be careful is my advice.

Why would the recipient need to have unlimited texts?

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The recipient is going to get bombarded with texts so I would hope they have unlimited messages.
I would be careful doing something like this.

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Haha, I didn't even think of that. Can you imagine if you sent like 300 texts to someone with pay-per-use? That would be at least $30-$60 every time you did that. That's a really good point.
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Woah. I would hate this website if someone used it on me.
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Ok so what if I am not on a contract and I have no more credit and someone sent all these texts? What would happen?

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It is legal, however, if you take it too far it could be construed as harassment. My advice, keep it light hearted and chose your victims wisely. I used a bomb app on my phone with a couple friends before, its funny but it could get out of hand.

EDIT: I thought of something after I posted, I wonder if you could be held financially responsible if the person receiving didn't have unlimited texts (if such a person even exists anymore). Be careful is my advice.

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Ok so what if I am not on a contract and I have no more credit and someone sent all these texts? What would happen

According to their site it's USA and Canada only, I guess that's both to and from, in that case I don't see any way that the recipient could be charged (unless their carrier charges them for receiving texts whilst roaming or something).

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