What constitutes a "Criminal Activity"?
"A criminal activity is a violation of property"
What is a crime? In simple terms, a crime is a violation of property.
Whatever the crime you may imagine, its root is a direct violation of
property. For instance, murder which is the most obvious crime, is an
aggression towards the body of a person. Your body is your property,
and someone hurting your body is violating your property.
Rape is also a violation of someone's body, and so is child pornography.
Although a child may be unable to make rational decisions, his body remains
his property, and consequently, any child exploitation, whatever physical or emotional, is a crime. Likewise a slave
owner violates the slave's property rights in
himself. The fruit of your labor is your property, and someone taking
the fruit of your labor is stealing your property. Therefore, we may define
slavery as ongoing theft.
Since iGolder deals with commercial transactions, we have distilled a
commercial criminal activity in three categories:
- Theft is the action of taking the property of someone without his/her consent.
The victim is usually unaware of theft, and discovers later about the lost
iGolder, theft is when an
unauthorized transaction occurs by someone hijacking an account. The
thief typically steals the account password and transfers gold ownership
(property) to his account without the consent of the legitimate owner.
- Fraud is the action of using deception to take the property
of someone. Fraud is a deliberate misrepresentation which
causes the other party to suffer damages, usually monetary (property) losses.
In fraud, there is an agreement, whatever implicit or
explicit, about the transfer of property; in theft, there is no agreement at
all, and the thief may be completely unknown to its victim. Fraud,
however, is implicit theft because the property was taken by ruse; it
involves the failure to fulfill a freely agreed-upon transfer of property. At iGolder,
the Safetransit™ tool
protects the buyer from product misrepresentation (fraud). Likewise, our
hard-payment policy protects the seller from
a fraudulent buyer wishing to get a refund after receiving the product or
service. It is generally agreed that misleading people in order to get
their money is labeled "fraud". For this reason, iGolder prohibits all high-yield investment
pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing (MLM) or
get-rich-quick programs because we
consider all of them fraudulent. In our view, such
programs are recruiting their victims using deception by appealing to
people’s greed inciting them to make money on the backs of others.
- Extortion is the action of using threat to obtain the property of someone,
such as forcing someone to sign a contract. Without coercion, the
contract would be valid, however the use of force, or the thread of using
force, makes the contract null and void. At iGolder, a victim of
extortion is welcome to contact our staff. We will do our best to act
discreetly and protect the victim from further threats. Each extortion claim is handled
on a case-by-case basis, typically requiring the plaintiff to provide an
affidavit before iGolder freezes the account of
the presumed criminal. iGolder takes all cases of extortion very
seriously and will investigate the facts and act accordingly. An
example of extortion could be drugging an individual to sign a contract, or
taking someone's property and asking a payment for returning the property,
or making kidnapping a child and asking a
ransom. Common sense tells us the "contract" is not valid and
therefore revert the payment. iGolder will also assist law enforcement
agencies and testify as a witness of such crimes.
What is NOT a criminal activity?
- Being successful. If selling one item is not a criminal
activity, then providing one million of those items is not a criminal activity either.
Many people are envious of the success of others,
and try to criminalize their success with various unethical laws, such as
Antitrust Laws and the
Income Tax. At iGolder, we do not respond to such bullying.
A government agency must bring a valid court order of competent jurisdiction
to obtain any information regarding a particular account. Having
evidence that a person is
successful at serving his customers does not constitute a criminal
activity - at least, not at iGolder anyways.
- Doing nothing. At iGolder, we believe doing noting
does not constitute a criminal activity. If a dead individual cannot
commit a crime by doing nothing, then a live person doing nothing cannot
commit a crime either. Again, politicians want us to believe we are
criminals if we do not bend over, obey their orders, and/or worship
them. At iGolder, we believe every human has the inalienable right to
not act (such as refusing to participate in a war) without fear of criminal charges.
- Remaining silent. You have the right to remain silent
regardless of the situation, and you do not have to be a witness
against yourself. Government agencies often go on fishing
expeditions searching for victims to loot in order to fund their bloated
bureaucracies and reward themselves with generous performance bonuses.
After all, charity begins at home. Most governments have
thousands of laws in their arsenal to justify legal plundering. There are so
many of those laws that it is impossible, even for the most savvy person
in the world, to know them all. Most government laws are
self-contradictory, because they have been written by different people
who never communicate with each other. You could spend your entire
life reading such laws, and still unable to keep yourself up-to-date.
People are working long hours just to earn enough to feed their
families, thanks to unethical taxes robbing a large proportion of their
salaries, and thanks to government regulations protecting big businesses
while crippling entrepreneurship and job creation. Politicians love
power and attention - they believe winning an election award them a God-given right to coerce others. Coercion is
done by writing new laws to favor one group (such as large
corporations lobbying for their interests) at the expense another group
(the working class). This is why big corporations and government
go hand-in-hand, because the larger the corporation, the more profitable
it becomes to lobby and court the politicians and bureaucrats.
Corporations want to make money, and when they receive money from the
government, they become addicted to taxpayer's money. As a result,
to secure their share of the looting, large corporations simply
bribe hire government
officials and add them to their payroll. Bribing is just a regular
business expense. As far as "the law" is concerned, people do not have the time to devote their
lives reading the absurdities (laws) of politicians. Yet the government
(aka politicians and bureaucrats) expects you to know and abide to every law, otherwise you are a criminal. Often,
a government agency does not have any information to incriminate you, therefore demand you to provide
them the necessary information so they can go after you. Giving
any information to any government
agency is digging your own grave, because sooner or later, the government
will use this information against you. What else can expect;
treachery is the very nature of government. The survival of all
governments rest exclusively on their ability to deceive people and/or
coerce them. Don't fall into this trap; keep your mouth shut and
don't respond to their written questions. Wait until you are in
front of a jury of your peers before giving any answers. In
many countries, the government has abolished
jury nullification, and often
denies the right to have a trial by jury. Instead of having a
trial by jury of your peers, you are judged by an individual paid by and
working for the Government and the ruling class (big
corporations) making such unethical laws. If you are insisting on
having at trial by jury, chances are those henchmen will leave you alone
because their chances of winning are next to nil, and such legal
procedures are time consuming and expensive for them.
To learn more what The Law should stands for, we highly recommend reading
Frederic Bastiat's masterpiece
The Law, or listen to this
Bastiat was a lucid writer, describing how the law became the invincible weapon of insatiable greed and the most effective
tool to legitimize plunder. Plunder is socially destructive, and at
iGolder, we are against plunder, whatever it is legal plunder or illegal
plunder. Government officials sleeping with the executives of large corporations have hijacked
and corrupted our justice system. Government justice is an oxymoron; it
is our moral duty to challenge such institutionalized theft.
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is
relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a
safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction.
Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into
the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests
of everyone hang on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is
drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our
epoch has plunged us."
Ludwig von Mises,
The Crisis of Civilization.