Q: My account was hacked then banned and the company who runs the service refuses to help, should I seek legal action?
I am not sure if i should get in contact with a lawyer about this issue due to not knowing if legal compensation is possible but i want to exhaust all my options. in short I have an account with the company Activison-blizzard (the people behind games like Call of Duty) this account was compromised and my data stolen, i contacted them about getting access into the account back and investigating who had gained unlawful access to my account, they replied stating that my account was banned or had an active enforcement and they will not look into the matter further, and on their website there it is very difficult to contact them directly to seek further help. Should i get in contact with a lawyer to seek legal action for them being complicit in data theft, cyber fraud and undue emotional distress?
A: What damages have you suffered? Has someone used this data against you? Has someone stolen money? Without actual damages, it's going to be tough finding a lawyer to do much more. I'm not sure how you'd be able to show them being complicit in data theft, let alone fraud, if the breach was the result of someone's criminal actions.
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