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What's the difference between civil and criminal suits? Can't they be the same?

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I'm Zoey.

I've reviewed your post. When you say you want to file a complaint against someone, are you looking to have him charged with a crime? If not, what are you looking to do?

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I see you already charged me $47 ; is that true?
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I don't charge you anything at all. The site takes a deposit upfront. If you want to complain about the fees, contact customer service at***@******.***. Lawyers here answer legal questions. Customer service handles billing and membership matters.

If the phone call is to discuss your question, let me know. If your phone call is to discuss site charges, take that up with customer service as well, because I cannot address that for you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was told I had to pay $5 but as this mess progressed I was told that I was charged $59! Do I get the $59 back? I got NO answer!
Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 7 months ago

You got no answer because I asked YOU a question and you never answered it. Instead, you started complaining about the billing. Again, you need customer service for that.

Please contact them for a refund at***@******.*** Lawyers don't handle site billing and membership questions.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
stating a fact is an automatic complaint even before I get any answer! Why would I answer your question when I'd have to pay you even more for my answer?!
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Please contact customer service to address your billing issues.

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