I've seen people posting hostings using Contabo as hosting provider.
We all started out by Contabo, it's not stated as an crime to use contabo to start your own hobby. Don't see an Host reselling Contabo as an Winter/SummerHoax. If they are not false advertising or whenever they say they have no DDoS protection or an very bad one that's honest. You must have an budget to start an company, that's true but not everyone haves it / doesn't want to spend it and want's just to do it for expierience. Sadly this is abused by lot's of scammers. My point here is that Contabo or smth else is not an crime.
I hope you learned the lesson.