Comments on: SCAM ALERT: How HostGator Attempted To Extort >$200 Out of Me for SiteLock https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/ Exclusive WordPress Themes for Hotels Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Simba Lion https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5038 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:09:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5038 Maybe I overlooked it while skimming your article.. Was your website infected? If it was actually “distributing malware” due to a hack or whatever reason, then it is right of the hosting provider to take it offline until it’s fixed.

I agree with the premise of your article. Sitelock is a ripoff certainly, and HostGator is a terrible company and I wouldn’t put it past them to concoct a scheme of lying to their customers, but the real important question is was your website infected?

If you update your website software every day and keep regular backups, which you absolutely should be doing, these kinds of stories would typically not affect you.

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By: Andy Kuiper - SEO Analyst https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5036 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:44:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5036 So tired of this crap from (the otherwise great) HG – stop with this sitelock pressure bs – you will soon start losing more clients than the sitelock upsell $ is getting you

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By: Julian https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5029 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5029 Same here, SiteLock is not the option. I don’t understand how HG force the clients to pay a service they gave us without any cost before. What assures you that SItelock injects malware on the sites to get more money from the customers. Very disappointed.

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By: Ajay Aggarwal https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5027 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:47:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5027 I totally agreed Hostgator is worstgator. I signed up for 3 years of hosting at hostgator the first 3 months were great .Hostgator and Sitelock did the same thing to me and and block all my sites . They suspended my site for no reason. when I told them there is no malware on any of my site as described by them HG Customercare keep pushing me to talk to sitelock and when i spoke to them they wanted annual contract for $99 oer month per website to make your site up again. Its a HG and Sitelock SCAM…Please keep away from them.I took 3 year contract and i have to leave that money ..please help where should i host my websites and how can i transfer them.

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By: Leanne Isaacson https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5025 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:13:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5025 I have just spent the last week with my sites down to hostgator reporting malware on my sites – I purchased Sitelock through the Hostgator site for the domain which I required to have the site restored. I backed up & deleted all other sites. Still receiving no help from Hostgator – except to say i need the entire hosting cleaned – I am furious and moving my hosting – been a hostgator customer since 2008!!

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By: Linda Tang https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5018 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:42:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5018 Hi Dumitru Brinzan, Thank you so much for this blog, i almost fall to this scam! I really thought it was the communist did that malware thing. Very Very bad move from hostgator for doing this with the 3rd party.

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By: Oyone Lan https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5011 Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:07:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5011 I am dealing with the same issue from HostGator. They suspended all my sites on 3 different occasions, the most recent suspension happening today. Each time I complain they respond with the exact same message that contains a sales pitch for services to fix the problem. It is unbelievable that they are continuing to do this despite so many people complaining about this awful scam. I will be moving my sites and warning others about this scam.

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By: Anthony P https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5010 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5010 How in God’s name is Sitelock still operating? I moved my sites over a year ago from a hosting co that used them. They are FRAUD, pure and simple. My sites were taken offline until I paid a ransom to Sitelock to get them back up. It blows my mind that this is still happening to people.

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By: Kurt https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5009 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:50:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5009 Wow, I feel lucky. Only got an email (no site down time) from sitelock pushing their crap, due to some spam entries on my site, which they claimed were an infection/hack. Part of their scare tactics. I fortunately have an excellent programmer that checked it out and removed the spam. I smelled a rat and did a search, which led me here. After many years with hostgator, noticing their decline in recent years and now this, I am done. I will be moving my sites asap! Thanks Dumitru for providing this info. If you have folks needing help trying to escape these extortion fees, feel free to pass my email along, my programmer & I do side work.

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By: Pat Garret https://www.hermesthemes.com/scam-alert-hostgator-sitelock-malware-extortion/#comment-5007 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:09:00 +0000 https://www.hermesthemes.com/?p=5018#comment-5007 Sitelock and HG gave my site termites

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