Have you ever had your photos stolen and used in a fake profile?

  • Mako_Shark

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    Oct 06, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    I suppose this is a rant as well as a question, but a friend of mine was searching profiles on adam4adam the other day and came across a fake profile using my photographs and my profile verbatim. The offending jerk even blatantly ripped off my screen name (Makoshark1983 is my profile) by using the screen name "Makoshark". He slightly changed the age, weight, and height, as well as a few minor details, but I can't help but feel so violated by this. It has happened on a few different occasions in years past, but this is the most current example. Has this ever happened to you, and if so, how did you deal with it besides reporting it to the moderators of the site? My friends say that I should laugh it off and feel flattered that someone thinks highly enough of my photos to use them, but I'm just annoyed that some random stranger is using my likeness, and is probably being a dick about it. Any similar stories?
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    Oct 06, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    Simple fix:
    go to Google and type in "free photo editing software", download a trial version of one that allows you to add TEXT across your pic, (Like Picasa 3 from Google} {Picasa.google.com} add your Screen-name down the center of all your pics, upload only those pics and there you go. Problem solved.
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    Oct 06, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    Set up a fake profile. Interact with the fake. Play mind games. icon_lol.gif

    You should probably add watermarks to your pictures. It's not 100% effective, but it might deter most people from ripping off your pics and using them for fake profiles.
  • Mako_Shark

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    Oct 06, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    Lesson learned... but what about others in a similar situation? Were you royally ticked off, or did you just let it roll?
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    Oct 06, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    With or without your name on your pic, schmucks will use them to post ads on craigslist. Bakejenson, presumably no longer here (pffft), did that to me. He's probably very happy we don't live near each other or he might find out exactly what kind of detrement all that blubber on his body can be.
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    Oct 06, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    hasn't happened to me, but the guy I'm see has some scum on another site using his photos. I don't understand the concept of using another person images, whats to gain?
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 06, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    Heck Yeah,
    A total stranger at a club told me about a site with my pic posted saying he knew it had to be fake cause the profile said " party and play'.. The guy at the club[rich] knew that wasnt my character.....he said " I'v only seen you drink water'', thats how i knew drugs was out of the question.....
    The perp turned out to be someone i thought was a friend.. It didnt take long to figure it out, i recall him asking me ''where do you get your hair cut'??, and after reading the profile i could see how he stated that wearing protection is optional which is very strange because he's HIV +,..
    We look nothing alike but i guess when the promise of drugs is on the table a druggie could care less, they simply want to get high....
    Ta think, how i visited him at the hospital a few years ago when i thoughe he was actually dying and how i got on my knees in church and begged god not to take him......
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    Oct 06, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
    Why would someone want to steal my pics? In fact why would anyone want to steal anyone's pics?

    Please don't answer that
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 06, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    Ghen saidWhy would someone want to steal my pics? In fact why would anyone want to steal anyone's pics?

    Please don't answer that

    I have to,
    Maybe the thief is so hidious and unattractive that they need to steal someone else pix, or they've been around the block so much that everyone already knows what a complete ZERO they are..........
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    Oct 07, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    i think this is the most horrible thing i have ever heard...if i wanted to use photos of TheGuyNextDoor's humongous cock on my profile, i would at least ask first!!! ... I agree jgymnast, and they probably can't spell worth a damm, either!!!
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 07, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    bigmusclepete saidi think this is the most horrible thing i have ever heard...if i wanted to use photos of TheGuyNextDoor's humongous cock on my profile, i would at least ask first!!! ... I agree jgymnast, and they probably can't spell worth a damm, either!!!

    Who knows, maybe he's just a perfect asshole too.......................
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    Oct 07, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    jgymnast733 said
    bigmusclepete saidi think this is the most horrible thing i have ever heard...if i wanted to use photos of TheGuyNextDoor's humongous cock on my profile, i would at least ask first!!! ... I agree jgymnast, and they probably can't spell worth a damm, either!!!

    Who knows, maybe he's just a perfect asshole too.......................

    Geez Josef, sure hope that wasn't directed at me...icon_eek.gif
    Or me !!!......icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 07, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
    yea someone emails my pictures to people
    i guess when he talked to me he was using someone elses pictures then as well
    once they have your pictures, there is little you can do
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 10, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    jgymnast733 said
    bigmusclepete saidi think this is the most horrible thing i have ever heard...if i wanted to use photos of TheGuyNextDoor's humongous cock on my profile, i would at least ask first!!! ... I agree jgymnast, and they probably can't spell worth a damm, either!!!

    Who knows, maybe he's just a perfect asshole too.......................

    Geez Josef, sure hope that wasn't directed at me...icon_eek.gif

    no not at all....
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    Oct 10, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    fake profiles are temporary, so i dont really care
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    Oct 10, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    I once found a guy using my photos from when I was 18... I felt sorry for the fecker!