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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by LagBlogger(m): 10:13am On May 04
Chloraseptic:
Relax, how much lawsuit do you think someone worth over $50billion Would sue you for..

It's just a threat

Not everyone reasons like you. I have been sued by a millionaire for a $52 debt.
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Synord: 10:14am On May 04
Smartixy:


I just want to know what legal action can they take.

Message me olaoluwaidowu700@gmail.com. I am a tech lawyer and might be able to help you navigate your way out of this . I will be expecting your mail
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by lowkeybahdguy(m): 10:14am On May 04
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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by IYANGBALI: 10:15am On May 04
Smartixy:


I just want to know what legal action can they take.
look for a very good lawyer and discuss with him. Don’t allow that small boy that owns Facebook to bully you like he did to Seun some years back
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Angelawhite(m): 10:15am On May 04
Smartixy:
I am a developer, I have Instagram saver which uses sessions to get data and also Facebook story saver on play store. I monetize using Facebook Audience Network, that's where they got my information because I do receive payments with them, they have disabled my Facebook and Instagram plus my FAN accounts with some funds and are threatening to sue me if I don't stop my apps and also give them information about the apps I have created.

I need help on what to do and what kind of action can they take upon me.

Below is the pdf the sent to me.


Mod please move it to the appropriate section

The question is, is their allegations true ?

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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Snydek: 10:15am On May 04
Facebook reserves a right to protect their business. As much as they letter has made reference to a law which seeks to protect them, there are also laws against monopoly such as the competition laws which might provide a leeway for u. U should consult an intellectual property lawyer for advise. U can’t be seriously looking for advice from people on social media. This is quite serious as they intend to deprive u of ur earnings and also covertly steal ur intellectual property (which is ur App)

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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Dottore: 10:18am On May 04
Nognome:
This is probably to scare you. Or intimidate you. If your platform is big enough and valuable and to an extent you're not crossing boundaries (eg GB WhatsApp and savefrom downloading YouTube videos), you probably would need to get a lawyer to interpret these law jargons to you.

You may win later or even get an offer from them in exchange for privacy. Just stand your ground an d fight well.

Get a technical lawyer!!
He should stand his ground in another man's business that he's provided free of charge; irrespective of the clearly spelt out terms of use and the warnings. Like seriously did you write that? Someone comes into your house and and wants to access your kitchen or bedroom. Then you complain and someone encourages him to get a lawyer with the opinion he will win and have you compensate him.
Pray that someone an who is ambitious doesn't see what you just wrote. The person might make it a point of duty and throw the full weight of the law against the tortious act and make him pay through his nose if not land him in jail.

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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by saajus: 10:20am On May 04
It's not a big deal. I received a similar letter in 2009 when I was tricking Adsense-for-domain but, it's not as detailed as this. They banned the account and the domains from their end not asking me to stop it.

They just want you to stop the activity that went against their policies. You can reply that you don't know your activities are against their policies. They won't go far more than that cos they have bigger fish to fry. They won't report you to their law enforcement. Trust me, this is not a standard litigation letter, it's just a warning letter to scare you. Just for future sake try to dissociate yourself with those Gmail accounts. Maybe you want to apply for a VISA in the American embassy, you shouldn't use this email. Just dissociate yourself totally from the email.

Thinking From another angle, ask yourself the fllg questions;
- Why can't they stop the app by themselves if truly you've gone against their rules?
- Why do they need your source code when they have gurus that can reverse engineer?

I'm thinking about those two questions cos I'm not very sure if you went against any rule. If you truly did, they shouldn't need you to stop the app. If they are still studying the behavior of your app, they wouldn't ask you to disable it. Scraping has been an age-old debate in the cyber world. 40% of internet traffic are bots/crawlers scraping. Scraping is legal but social media companies hate it with passion. Remember Linkedln vs hiQ case. Maybe you didn't even go against any rule in the first place but you just beat them at their game.

If you have their time, send them a counter litigation format from your 'lawyer' that you've not done anything wrong. Read more about web scraping laws online and use some English jargon in the letter. Send them a letter from Agbabiaka and Associates. Just a format or you can send it from a real law firm.

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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Slymonster(m): 10:21am On May 04
Create your own app that can rival them. They send millions of that to most developers with threat. Do your own thing. You are good and got the developer skills.
Lastly, never give any code to them. That is your brain and work. They either pay for such.
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by BleedTears: 10:22am On May 04
Smartixy:
I am a developer, I have Instagram saver which uses sessions to get data and also Facebook story saver on play store. I monetize using Facebook Audience Network, that's where they got my information because I do receive payments with them, they have disabled my Facebook and Instagram plus my FAN accounts with some funds and are threatening to sue me if I don't stop my apps and also give them information about the apps I have created.

I need help on what to do and what kind of action can they take upon me.

Below is the pdf the sent to me.

Mod please move it to the appropriate section

Bro I suggest you stop whatever you're doing with them.

For sending them your source code etc, tell them you are really sorry and never intend to violate their terms but for your software source code is not for free if they want it so bad that you're open to offer (pay) so they should bring in their offers
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by lordatkinson07(m): 10:23am On May 04
I will strongly advice you to respond to the demands of FB/IG magnt as requested for in the letter.

How ever, where it was stated that you should provide the methods used in achieving your aim on their social media platform, I think you should categoricall tell the group that, it is not possible. Except they are ready to pay-off for it.

Brother, whatever you might have done is your brain, your sweat/effort. It can not be given out pro-bono. Let FB go to hell, all you care.

Just make sure that you flag down whatever programme you might done through their media and communicate the same to them but don't allow their threat to get into you.
Take care
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by BigDawsNet: 10:23am On May 04
You need to stop whatever you doing to go against Facebook rules and regulations..

They may not likely sue you
They don't even have that time

But they can pass your information to Homeland security and FBI

You maybe place on watchlist..

That's not good for you or any of your family planning to migrate to the states or canada
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Lanretoye(m): 10:26am On May 04
omozu1:
Please let us pray for Nigeria
I see calamity looming.
I see blood flowing like river
I see hunger
I see people being killed as if they were not humans
I see evil flood carry people away
I see them take over the land and the powers that be supporting and been on their side.
Please let us pray for the christians in Nigeria.
Ask God to arise and fight for the christians in Nigeria.
Please if you are a true Christian pray don't igore this.
rise up and face the battle,stop crying foul to God.fight who wants to fight you,enemies to call God.you call God and your enemy call God,who will he answer?...fight back and leave God out of it first,cowardice is not a attribute of God.
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by emonis88: 10:26am On May 04
If those app r ur creation , they ve no right to it . Just stop what ever u r doing on all their domains, when they don't notice any activity from u again them go forget u. Or u can see a good lawyer for advice , but mind u d lawyer fit wan push u into something dat il cause wahala for u so he can make money from u.
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by byteem: 10:28am On May 04
If they are writing u it means u are a threat and could also have something of value.. have u thought of monetizing Ur applications to them.. u could respond in a subtle way and still offer a win win proposal . If U would like a detailed response to the letter. Inbox mantlesolicitors@gmail.com I can help u craft a well informed response .
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by RingRoadMafia: 10:29am On May 04
OP, this is the woman that sued you. She's very beautiful so I suggest you toast her, win her heart, and she will expose all facebook secrets to you then you both can run away and live happily ever after! grin

Seun, I hope your lawyer fine like this? grin grin


UPDATE: I've attached her home address and phone number, Incase you're feeling lucky wink

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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by UNKNOWNGUNMEN: 10:30am On May 04
Chloraseptic:
Relax, how much lawsuit do you think someone worth over $50billion Would sue you for..

It's just a threat
the suiing is coming from their representatives in naija
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by PotatoSalad(m): 10:33am On May 04
blazepascal:
hmm.. sounds convincing. ..let me check it out
Cool. Expecting your review
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by PrinceofAgoAre(m): 10:35am On May 04
WiszyFraud:
Did you know??

The sentence "Are you as bored as I am?" can be read backwards and still makes sense.


cool
Dang!!
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by RingRoadMafia: 10:36am On May 04
NickNyce:
Negotiate with them and sell your app to them. Facebook is good at buying anything that will affect their business.

You think Facebook can't integrate a save button for statuses and stories? Why would they buy what they already have?
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by rowland545(m): 10:36am On May 04
Rebuff them....send them a mail...tell them do u know who I am?... U can not do anything...


I will destroy u...u r nothing but a dead rat...send it to them and thank me later
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by jackcanfield: 10:39am On May 04
Simple you are invading people's privacy. Scrapping their data and acting like a monitoring spirit. It is a violation, desist from it.
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by jackyraw09: 10:45am On May 04
you not within their jurisdiction bro, fear not. Only thing now is to get right back on the platform, its alot of buggy apps
on the various app stores so don't think they have time/willing to invest resources to drag every single developer to court
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by psychologist(m): 10:46am On May 04
Op

If I were you, I do put this up on quora or Reddit specifically to get a more robust answer.

Please don't give in to fear. Seeing that they noticed your work makes u are big fish and they might be preparing to bring you in to join their term.

We have seen Gbwhatsapp, WhatsApp saver, fastsaver,(that saves Instagram and Facebook) images. Why havent they been forced to stop.

Before you agree or refute anything get yourself a good attorney and seek help from industry experts.

And if you are advised to bark out, just take a step backwards and hit us with the next flutterwave wink

Good luck. I honestly wish you come out on top.
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Joshmuch: 10:52am On May 04
Chloraseptic:
Relax, how much lawsuit do you think someone worth over $50billion Would sue you for..

It's just a threat
$128b
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Quim2: 10:54am On May 04
Smartixy:


I just want to know what legal action can they take.

You need a lawyer based in the USA

Find one on fb or Twitter
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Smartixy(m): 10:54am On May 04
andriy65:


How do you receive your payouts from FAN ?
With a Nigerian account or payoneer?

With Nigerian Dollar Account but old FAN account
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Smartixy(m): 10:57am On May 04
yinchar:
I doubt the validity of the letter.

Requesting for all your personal details - revenues, domains etc, is funny. Facebook doesn’t need that, if they want to restrict you access they won’t ask you to stop.

Play along, once you provide the aforementioned, the person/scammer behind the letter will ask you for settlement.

Don’t fall for it.

Perhaps contact Facebook support directly to verify the authenticity of the letter.

I really doubt it personally.

This is high end scamming rings from Russia, makes it look legit, but I can see it.

They disabled my Facebook and Instagram account at a go, so I am sure it could be them
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by philip0906(m): 11:03am On May 04
yinchar:
I doubt the validity of the letter.

Requesting for all your personal details - revenues, domains etc, is funny. Facebook doesn’t need that, if they want to restrict you access they won’t ask you to stop.

Play along, once you provide the aforementioned, the person/scammer behind the letter will ask you for settlement.

Don’t fall for it.

Perhaps contact Facebook support directly to verify the authenticity of the letter.

I really doubt it personally.

This is high end scamming rings from Russia, makes it look legit, but I can see it.
Correct! Immediately I saw all the details he was asked to provide, I knew it wasn’t Facebook but a scamming ring. While I can’t put my money on it, it’s most likely the case.

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Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by EkelediliBuhari: 11:07am On May 04
This is an opportunity to blow... OP dm me with your email or quote me somewhere lease let’s talk
Re: Facebook Is Suing Me For This by Brimstone77: 11:08am On May 04
See as I lost reading comments...chai who will teach me ooo...


I really wish to be internet and computer savvy.. embarassed embarassed

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