Sadly, some sites ( not mentioning names of actual sites, as per Forum rules
) use the old blame game to justify "losses
" and 'whatever-nameless-luck-from-heaven-or-hell-rained-down-on-us
' -- something like this isn't new at all; a quick search on some blogs as far as ( at least
) 3-5 years ago, document some sites doing this tactic to 'refund'
and 'compensate for the losses'
By the look of it, you got burned ( a term that's, in one way, describing that you were definitely screwed over a bad deal -- no offense taken, I hope
) for some of these sites. I've been there as well; signed up to what I thought was an established site ( again, no mentioning of sites
) only to know before I was able to cash out that it folded -- and months later, found out they re-opened and started taking in new members. *groan*
Chalk it up to experience, learn and move on...
... and pray whatever Karma comes to them... *inaudible mumbling and grumbling*