Dear Liane, I am sorry but you are absolutely wrong!
There are several cases that this is NOT scam and certainly NOT illegal.
Here is a REAL case:
A client signed a contract with us for a strict minimum duration of 3 years. The contract included a very LOW monthly fee for his website maintenance, web hosting and SEO as well.
The client's website climbed #1 on Google for several competitive keywords after our hard SEO work (no spamming at all!) after 3-6 months.
Then, after 1 year, the client got "smart", thought that he can continue having his TOP positioning, without paying anything and illegally terminated our contract which was very strict about its duration (that's why he was paying such a low monthly fee after all!).
Do you still find it scam and illegal if we do anything (legal of course) we can to stop them of taking advantage of our hard SEO work AFTER their ILLEGAL termination of the contract?
Dear Eltiti, very smart statement indeed :)
PS. The client has already noticed that we know the answer for sure :), therefore he now tries to get in contact with us again... Our reply: thanks but we will NEVER work for you again!
[edited by: aris1970 at 12:09 pm (utc) on June 22, 2005]