Running an extortion and exaction scheme: They have now pushed the rock up hill, and it soon it rolls back upon them.
Once again Microsoft starts a business that is breaching the laws of Washington state. Specifically the anti trust laws and unfair competition laws that exist within Washington State. As well as Federal laws prohibiting extortion.
How they breach the law: By constraining trade or commerce, specifically by not allowing running businesses to compete directly in the market that they and is now provided by "homeadvisor.com", they have constrained trade and commerce. They extort money from small business owners, and or attempt to do so through phone calls. In these conversations they detail how much "work" is available, then attempt to charge a fee and or fees to access these "jobs" without any evidence of their existence and with the threat of not being allowed access or to compete for these jobs. Otherwise the business they are contacting is directly disallowed from conducting business or even knowing where this "work" and or "jobs" are coming from, or from whom, in "HomeAdvisor.com's" specific market place, unless the business entity or individual contacted pays the extortion fee.
How its an extortion scheme: By charging a fee and or fees to enter into or compete in an existing market place that meets the legal requirement for extortion. For they are directly and or indirectly extorting funds from an entity or individual with the threat of non access or the direct or indirect destruction of that entity or individuals business, and thereby their lively hood. The threat is implied that you will not be successful, or as successful unless you pay the extortion fee.
Extortion Term Def: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extortion
"Exaction refers not only to extortion or the demanding and obtaining of something through force, but additionally, in its formal definition, means the infliction of something such as pain and suffering or making somebody endure something unpleasant."
In my case, poverty, no work, and currently, homelessness. But if I pay them the exaction or extortion fee, that will alleviate, some or all of those unpleasant things through success, as provided by HomeAdvisor.com. The fee is such that I cannot pay it, so I will have to continue to endure the unpleasant, which is inflicted on me, by homeadvisor.com for not allowing me to compete in their market place without paying the extortion fee.
Number that called me 206 900 0780
Professed connection to:
Address: Corporate Office:
14023 Denver West Parkway
Bldg 64, Suite 200
Golden, Co 80401
Toll Free: 877-947-3639