Jongen (15) lifts Amsterdam's internet company

Response Concepts, an Amsterdam specialist in the generation and collection of consumer data, has been lifted for more than 50, 000 euros by a fifteen-year-old internet crook. The parents of the boy do not have to compensate the damage of the court. The boy had registered with his parents and with the consent of his parents as sole proprietorship at the Chamber of Commerce

Response Concepts, an Amsterdam specialist in the generation and collection of consumer data, has been lifted for more than 50, 000 euros by a fifteen-year-old internet crook. The parents of the boy do not have to compensate the damage of the court.

The boy had registered with his parents and with the consent of his parents as sole proprietorship at the Chamber of Commerce. His company would deal with data processing, web hosting and related activities.

Around October 2014, the parents became clear that their son was engaged in swindling practices. They contacted the police as a result and the boy was heard at the beginning of January 2015. Then he was admitted to a treatment center for young people with multiple behavioral or psychiatric problems.

Apparently that did not help, because he was not yet at home or he ordered 73, 000 euros from the Amsterdam Response Concepts. With the e-mail addresses the boy wanted to light people by pretending to be a debt collection agency with a fictitious claim. Those who wanted to object had to call a telephone number, after which they were put on hold for a long time at a rate of about 1.00 euro per minute.

Response Concepts had already delivered € 50, 000 worth of leads, but no payment was made, so delivery was stopped. In mid-May 2015, the boy was placed in pre-trial detention and was placed under the supervision of the Youth Care Agency.

Response Concepts then wanted to recover the damage from the parents, but they do not have to pay because of their son's incapacity to act. According to the court, the parents have done everything to stop the boy. For example, he no longer had access to the internet at home.

According to Response, the leads are still offered for sale through a site from Malta. That is why the court imposed a penalty payment of 2, 500 euros on the parents. They must stop the resale of the data.

Response does not want to provide any explanation for the time being.