Encinitas, CA asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for California

Q: Is it illegal for me to sign up for an account on a website that does not allow US citizens to make accounts?

I understand that it may be against their terms of use, but since they are in a different country, can I get in any legal trouble here in the states? I am a US citizen residing in the US. To be even more specific, this website provides the service of turning bitcoin into USD and depositing into a PayPal account. Provided that I pay all of the proper taxes to the IRS, am I likely to land in legal hot water for using a company that does not want US citizens to be using their service.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: i wouldn't try it if you have been warned.

you need a lawyer who does international law and i do not think we have any with this group.

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