Not every buyer of premium proxies has clear intentions on how he/she will use them. And there are some buyers that completely ignore best practices and common sense. These are people that will buy premium proxies for reasons for which we do not want to sell proxies. While some uses are unethical, others pass that threshold and step into the illegal use of premium proxies.
Before we begin, we must say that, we strongly disagree with buying premium proxies from us for any of the bellow uses. Furthermore, if someone plans on using premium proxies for any of the bellow reasons, we recommend he goes somewhere else. Because even if premium proxies offer someone great power, an ethical and legal balance still needs to exist between us, the buyer and the Internet users that will be impacted by the buyer’s premium proxies’ use.
1 PREMIUM PROXIES USED FOR SPAM
This is one of the most spread uses of premium proxies that cross the ethical and common sense threshold. Many buyers will simply buy these proxies to spam other websites, from social media websites to forums.
Spamming takes different forms on different platforms. But usually, can be recognized by the sheer amount of links pointing to a certain domain and the lack of relevant content surrounding these links.
Moreover, there are some premium proxies users that cross the fine line between marketing and spam without even recognizing. So, if you are a marketer, we recommend you should never spam other websites through premium proxies.
2 PREMIUM PROXIES FOR SCRAPING
This use is terrible for those buying premium proxies. This is a terrible use of premium proxies because it will impact their bottom line tremendously.
Premium proxies are best used to connect to online platforms where you need to log in accounts. But, for most scraping projects, you do not need accounts to log in. Therefore, all you need your proxies for is to divert your traffic and requests.
Premium proxies cost double the amount that cheap shared proxies costs. Therefore, for scraping, where you don’t need to log in accounts, we recommend you buy shared proxies instead of premium proxies.
3 PROXIES FOR SCAMMING
Using premium proxies for scamming not only is unethical but also is completely illegal. If you plan on using premium proxies for scamming, don’t place an order with us. You will be fully responsible for the use of your premium proxies.
Unfortunately, there are people using premium proxies to develop and run scam methods. And what is more unfortunate is that, in 2017, there are still victims falling for these scam methods.
The scam method used is irrelevant, but there are some common characteristics one should recognize in a scam. Furthermore, while we can’t stop Internet scams, we can help others recognize them. Most scams promise to over-deliver a product or service at a very small price. And before placing a buying order for a service, check review website for what previous buyers or users are saying about that website or service.
4 HACKING THROUGH PREMIUM PROXIES
There is not a single hacker that will use his home IP to perform any of his unethical actions. Most hacking attacks are performed through zombie computers, PC infected that act as bots for at a hacker’s choice.
However, for other types of attacks, some hackers are using premium proxies. And unfortunately for the private proxy industry, this is bringing bad publicity and stigma. This us, coupled with scamming, are the worst uses a premium proxy IP can get from its users.
As mentioned, we strongly disagree with both these uses. And if we have knowledge of such uses we will restrict premium proxies’ use for those users with illegal intents.
5 USING PREMIUM PROXIES FOR PRIVACY
While this is a completely legitimate use for premium proxies, we do not recommend buying premium proxies for the sole purpose of online privacy.
While premium proxies will spoof your IP and geo-location, there is another tool that you can use for privacy. We recommend you buy a private VPN, virtual private network if you want complete privacy. Because the VPN will create an encrypted channel between your home/business system and the VPN server. Whereas, the proxy will not create this encrypted channel.
Premium proxies offer a certain degree of privacy, but if you want to buy a product for the sole purpose of online privacy, then a VPN is a better choice.
TO WRAP UP
Premium proxies offer great powers to its users. Therefore, some people abused this power and started using proxies for unethical or illegal actions. We discourage the use of premium proxies for such actions. Moreover, we do not take any legal responsibility for a user’s action. But if it comes to our knowledge the way they are using their proxies, we will stop any collaboration with him.