How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Asad Rahman Your Own Question
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 1732
Experience:  Practicing Attorney with 10 years experience
91018665
Type Your Legal Question Here...
Asad Rahman is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I lost $1500 on an online gambling site and I contacted mY

Customer Question

I lost $1500 on an online gambling site and I contacted mY bank and recieved a chargeback refund before they start investigation. What os the worst that can happen? And since it is an online betting website it is illegal, so what can they do?
JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?
Customer: California and I out the money down a week or two ago but I just contacted my bank today to file a claim and get my money back.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I had to file a claim to get my money back.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just wanted to emphazies on the fact that it is a oline betting which is illegal and has to go through another merchant in order to make transactions in order to proceess money. Since there illegal
Submitted: 28 days ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

According to my research the worst case scenario is 1 year jail time and a $10k fine. My suggestion would be to only talk to them through a criminal defense attorney at this point.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
do you think the online Betting website will do next when they find out my bank is investigating and they knkw there right?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

They will provide proof that you voluntarily signed up on the site.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Thats not what its about. Its about the 1500 that I lost to them. But my bank gave it back to me because i said the online betting wasnt being fare. So what now
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

I would probably approach them and confess through an attorney.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

They may let it go if you are forthright.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
you think the bank will go after me for lying? Bc I dont think an Illegal online betting company can go after me. Bc they are already commiting a crime.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

No, the company will not but the bank could report you.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Then what do you think will realistically happen if the bank happen to go for me? Take the $1500 back?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

Yes, close your account. And possibly report you.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

If you have no further questions a positive rating of 5 stars would be greatly appreciated.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 28 days ago.

still there?

Related Legal Questions