How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
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Suspected of fraud, your LJ account vanishes. Forever.

Someone recently discovered a bit of LiveJournal policy. If there is any reason to suspect an account of making fradulent payments, all accounts involved are suspended. Forever.

This happened to one LJ user, when they accidentially payed LJ twice, and then revoked one of the payments via PayPal.

But it can get really sinister. You know that LJ stalker that's been bothering you? That asshat trolling your forum? Your exboyfriend? You have a vendetta against an LJ user? Especially one that's dedicated and has a permanent account, like myself?

Sign up a dummy account, and using that account, make a payment to your victim's account, as a gift. Then, contact your credit card company, say the payment was not made by you, and voila, your victim now loses their account. In the case of somebody who has purchased a permanent account, you're doing pretty decent financial damage.
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