Pictures got stolen ._.

  • NerdLifter

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    Jul 08, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    And apparently some douche-bag is using them on Grindr. Grindr support says I have to personally request him to take those pictures down before they can intervene.

    I only know this through a 3rd party source that someone else is impersonating me cause he saw he was using my pics and has his profile listed as a "5' 9" Latino 186 lbs." To my knowledge, there isn't a Grindr search engine that let's you locate people's profiles. So I'm not sure how to contact this person to formally ask he takes the pictures down.
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    Jul 08, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    Google for attorney's in your area that specialize in DMCA law.
    They'll send a letter to Grindr to have it removed...shouldn't cost more than $150.
    Then if Grindr doesn't remove it, your attorney will walk you through the next steps.

    And yes, by law Grindr has to remove it after they've been officially notified...not the person who used it.

    PS. Keep/print your correspondence with Grindr and give that to your attorney.
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    Jul 08, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Isn't there a "report" flag you can tap on the Grindr profile? Maybe you can get your third party source to do this for you.
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    Jul 08, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    Vancouverite2004 saidIsn't there a "report" flag you can tap on the Grindr profile? Maybe you can get your third party source to do this for you.

    Good call!
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    Jul 08, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    Studinprogress saidAnd apparently some douche-bag is using them on Grindr. Grindr support says I have to personally request him to take those pictures down before they can intervene.



    What a bunch of crap on Grindr's part. Could you imagine the cops telling you to go to a thief to request your property back before they could intervene? Grindr's been notified by you and they should contact the person.
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    Jul 08, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    Studinprogress saidAnd apparently some douche-bag is using them on Grindr. Grindr support says I have to personally request him to take those pictures down before they can intervene.



    What a bunch of crap on Grindr's part. Could you imagine the cops telling you to go to a thief to request your property back before they could intervene? Grindr's been notified by you and they should contact the person.
    That's why I posted what I did.
    I'd suggest he not post anything else in this thread about it.
    From what he's mentioned, he may have a case against Grindr.
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    Jul 08, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Iceblink said
    Studinprogress saidAnd apparently some douche-bag is using them on Grindr. Grindr support says I have to personally request him to take those pictures down before they can intervene.



    What a bunch of crap on Grindr's part. Could you imagine the cops telling you to go to a thief to request your property back before they could intervene? Grindr's been notified by you and they should contact the person.
    That's why I posted what I did.
    I'd suggest he not post anything else in this thread about it.
    From what he's mentioned, he may have a case against Grindr.


    He may not even have to go to an attorney. He can let Grindr know that he has no way of contacting the individual, and if the pictures are not taken down he will speak to his attorney. That usually motivates people.

    Kudos on your pics being stolen btw, I wish it would happen to me ;-(.
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    Jul 08, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Wow thats so scary.

    Hopefully no one will be giving you any funny looks throughout the week. There's no telling what he's been saying or promising with your face on.
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    Jul 08, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    How did this friend even find out? Color me naive, but from what I understand Grindr is proximity-based, so why would someone local steal your pictures when they have at least a national database to choose from?
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    Jul 09, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidHow did this friend even find out? Color me naive, but from what I understand Grindr is proximity-based, so why would someone local steal your pictures when they have at least a national database to choose from?


    Grindr is proximity based, yea, but if he's traveling and logs onto grindr, his profile can be pulled and favorited by folks living in the area he's traveling through. Opposite is also true, his profile also can be pulled and favorited by traverlers passing by. It doesn't neccesarily have be local folks.

    As for why someone would steal his pic, who knows, maybe someone out there REALLY finds him sexy.
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    Jul 09, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    One1313 said
    eagermuscle saidHow did this friend even find out? Color me naive, but from what I understand Grindr is proximity-based, so why would someone local steal your pictures when they have at least a national database to choose from?


    Grindr is proximity based, yea, but if he's traveling and logs onto grindr, his profile can be pulled and favorited by folks living in the area he's traveling through. Opposite is also true, his profile also can be pulled and favorited by traverlers passing by. It doesn't neccesarily have be local folks.

    As for why someone would steal his pic, who knows, maybe someone out there REALLY finds him sexy.


    The OP has also not said from where the pics were lifted and if he used the same pics for different places, he may not know either. Maybe they weren't stolen from grindr.