German Shepherd Dog > My dead dogs photo used in a For Sale add on Craigslist (44 replies)
My dead dogs photo used in a For Sale add on Craigslist
by dogshome9 on 20 April 2012 - 00:59
How can they do that and what can I do about it???
There is another photo but it is obvious that it is not of the same dog.
by SitasMom on 20 April 2012 - 01:31
an experienced trainer had photos of my dogs on his site and i didn't even know him.........
it happens all the time.
contact craigslist and have him booted out.
by GSD Admin on 20 April 2012 - 01:33
|It happened to me and I tracked the person down and threatened a lawsuit over copyright and the pictures disappeared and never have been reposted that I can find. You can report it as abuse to craigslist and they will remove it. I would also ask craigslist to ban the user name for copyright violation. Not sure if they will but can't hurt to ask. Sorry you are having to deal with this.|
by Gennie on 20 April 2012 - 01:35
|That's terrible. I put a copyright watermark all over my images, along with my website address. I've had some people complain but TOO BAD. Of course, there's no way to prevent 100% and it detracts from the pictures somewhat, but at least it helps detract scammers from using the pic.|
by DDRCzechFan on 20 April 2012 - 01:55
|If it were MY deceased dog someone was trying to use to make a profit, I'd call the SOB up (had his number listed in the ad!!!!) and rip him a new a-hole so big he wouldn't sit for a freakin' decade!|
As GSDAdmin suggested, threaten a lawsuit. Say you've taken pictures AND screen shots of his ad, you've already contacted your lawyer and are prepaired to sue for all the slimeball's worth.
Granted, if he's smart, the putz won't call your bluff, and he'll remove the pictures. You can also say, you have until xx/xx/2012 to remove the pictures or I'll be contacting my aforementioned lawyer.
How would the d-bag figure out you don't have one on standby?
I'm so, so sorry for this....makes me sick, imagining someone using a person's deceased dog for profit. Whether or not "Rick" knows he's using a dead dog's photo, it's never right, under ANY circumstances to steal photos for personal gain.
Good luck sweetie,
-Krista and Beau
by DDRCzechFan on 20 April 2012 - 02:09
|I read some info about you Dogshome9, you aren't IN America, are you? Well, I'm feeling a bit bitchy at the moment, and being IN Michigan (where the douche bag posted his ad) I will HAPPILY call him for you, if you'd like? More of, it would be MY HONOR to call "Rick" for you...|
Think it over, if you decide to turn me lose, I promise, I won't stop battering this turd until he cries.
by CMills on 20 April 2012 - 02:14
|I ditto DDRCzechFan, and hope you take up the offer! I'd love to watch.|
by Siantha on 20 April 2012 - 04:37
|i was amazed i almost was like ? are they trying to sell the said passed away dog ? or just jacking random photos to scam people who knows but i figured you should know.|
by dogshome9 on 20 April 2012 - 04:51
|Siantha thank you very much for giving me the heads up on this (Aussie Term).|
DDRCzechFan Please be my guest >>>>>>> You must be one heck of a tough bitch. :):):)
by Abby Normal on 20 April 2012 - 08:44
You go for it! What slime.
I have contacted scammers in the UK before just because they drive me wild, and I lead them on to play them at their own game before dropping them dead, you wouldn't believe what I have been called LOL.
If you start off nicey nicey innocent, you can try and find out where this person is located etc. I don't know what the ad is, but I guess it is advertising pups, so you can say you would like to come and see them etc. ask for all the details - make him squirm. Then deliver your killer blows.
Have fun and do tell what happens!
Dogshome9 - What a horrible thing to find someone doing. DDR will make him pay!
by DDRCzechFan on 20 April 2012 - 10:42
|Will be placing a call to Rick this morning, during normal business hours, so as not to seem suspicious. I'll play the dumb ba$tard like a fiddle. This kind of thing burns me up, and had someone in a foreign country used one of my deceased babies picture, I would hope for nothing less from someone else. I don't know Dogshome9, but I've done this before for a breeder who's pictures were stolen. I recognized the picture from her website and called the breeder about it. She actually DID sue, and won! Cheaters never prosper|
by Abby Normal on 20 April 2012 - 11:58
If it ever happens to you and the culprit is in the UK, I will step in for you willingly, or anyone else it happens to. Burns me up too.
by mnm on 20 April 2012 - 14:15
|I had that happen with someone in the UK... contacted them and played the interested buyer for several communications requesting information about bloodlines, health testing, thoughts on individual pups, questions on parents and asking for current pictures which were then of puppies from showlines and not the working line pictures of mine, then bammm, nailed them, threated to sue, contacted the website (a UK Pets For Sale site) and demanded they remove post and block poster, showing proof of ownership of the pictures used. Most will back down since they know that they stole the pictures and have no right to be using them. |
Also had this happen in the US, but a little different situation. Built and maintained a website address, and after dissolving a partnership, including telling them they were not allowed to use any of my photo's, I removed all of my intellectual property, including all my photo's from the website. When the other party hired some one else to rebuild her website, they used my photo's. I immediately contacted the website admin and demanded that my photo's be taken down. The response that I got back was that the photo's belonged to the owner of the website, were not copyrighted, and she had taken them off of the former website (without my permission) and that was basically tough. I again responded that they were my intellectual property and as such, they did not have permission to use them. I threatened further action if they were not removed. I then proceeded to contact the web hosting company, filing a complaint with them with a special form including all information verifying my claim. Shortly, all my photo's were removed from the website.
by Conspicuous on 20 April 2012 - 14:21
|I've seen this a few times with horse sales ads.|
How upsetting for you! :(
by LadyFrost on 20 April 2012 - 14:39
Cant wait for an update....LOL
by DDRCzechFan on 20 April 2012 - 17:02
|Called twice, no answer, so the second time, I left a voicemail...now we wait.|
I feel like a cop trying to lure in an internet preditor for goodness sakes!
by Midasforever on 20 April 2012 - 17:04
|I actually found my dog posted here on pedigreedatabase for sale.......after I'd owned him for 6 months!!!!|
The ad was posted the day before I found it. I contacted pedigreedatabase and called the poster. The ad was removed within a day - I assume by pedigreedatabase, since the jerk who posted him for sale never responded to my (very angry) message.
Some people a true jerks.
by DDRCzechFan on 20 April 2012 - 18:11
|Oh, you guys are gonna LOVE this!|
He's asking a $450 rehoming fee for her, and he's claiming that DOGSHOME9's deceased dog is the dog he's selling's "sister". That he PURCHASED BOTH girls from Milan, MI and already "sold" Dogshome9's deceased dog.
When I asked him if they were the same dog, he said that the headshot was the dog he "still had available" and the picture we know FOR SURE that he stole, he already sold her.
Unbelieveable. When I asked him why he was "selling" the dogs he "owned" he told me they were too much for him, and that the dog in the picture (he was refering to Dogshome9's picture) as I could see, was destroying his lawn because of her excessive fence running.
I'm plotting my next "move" and debating if I will call him back and pretend to be interested, or call him up, telling him I know he STOLE that picture and reem his ass, or if someone has a better plan, let me know.
by Mel62368 on 20 April 2012 - 19:07
|I would ask him if you could come look at the dog and see what he say's cuz I did a quick Image search on the Photo of the dog he claims he still has and found the orginal website it was posted on at http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html hmmm what a POS. I wonder what he will say if you want to have a look?? I think we should all go flag the ad it is most likely some type of scam!!|
PS scroll to the bottom of that page from the link to see the Photo of Cheif from 2007!
by DDRCzechFan on 20 April 2012 - 20:13
|I called him back, told him I wanted to come look at the dog in person before I paid any money to him. I told him I wasn't willing to send any money before seeing the dog because you never know what kind of scammers there are. His response? "Oh I know, it's amazing what people will do for money these days!"|
Seriously, no hesitation at all, spewed it out as if he were telling his wife he was going shopping for groceries.
When I asked what time I could come out to view the dog, he told me someone else was looking at her, and if she was still available, he'd let me know.
So, what'd I do? I had my husband call (completely different area code than mine) and the guy told him it was the Red and Black one (refering to Dogshome9's deceased dog) that was still available and that the black and tan dog (the dog known as "chief" stolen from another site, thanks to Mel for finding the link!) was her brother and he was sold. What the hell?
When my husband asked why he had brother and sister, unaltered (the guy mentioned this to my husband as a selling point) the seller/Rick claimed that it was because they were rescued from an ex-girlfriend's house when they were 4 weeks old.
What the freakin' hell, I swear this guy has a book of excuses and stories for each person who calls to ask about them...Must be tiring to spend so much of one's time manifesting such bullshit and lies to scam someone out of a measly $450.
When my husband asked to come look at the female (refering to Dogshome9's photo) "Rick" told my husband that he would need the money first because "Anyone could come get her at anytime and he would 'hold' her for my husband".
What a load of utter bull$hit...Too bad he doesn't put so much time and effort into an ACTUAL job, where he could make an HONEST day's living.