What should you do when someone steals your image?

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    Feb 20, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    So recently, some friends of mine asked me if i was in Orlando. I thought this was strange because I was not anywhere close. Then they forwarded me a screen shot of someone using a picture of me on grindr in Orlando. I know it was someone from here because the picture is one that is only on here (now locked). I guess at first it was flattering that someone would think I was cute enough to try and be me, but now I'm kind of pissed. I don't want people thinking I'm on grindr in a strange city trying to get with guys. My friends reported the thief to grindr, but now he's back pretending to be me again! Any thoughts? Should I just let it go? Whomever he tries to hook up with is going to be very confused when I don't show up right?

    Any of you in Orlando, hit me up and give you specifics so you don't waste your time lol.
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    Feb 20, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Not much you can do. Just tell your friends to keep reporting him. Eventually, the guy will get tired of recreating the profile, and will choose someone else's image to steal. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    Most social networking sites have TOS (terms of service or terms of use) by which members/users/subscribers agree to abide. Most TOS prohibit misappropriation of images, etc. Grindr, in particular, makes it a violation of its TOS to "impersonate any person or entity." Report the violation to Grindr immediately. Make a screen copy of the impersonator's profile and send that image along with your complaint to Grindr, then follow up with them to make sure that the issue is dealt with promptly.
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    thanks guys...good responses. i'll look into it
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    I wouldn't care. Someone told me once they saw my pics on dudesnude or something, I was like meh whatever.