Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Disturbed

Since I started blogging over a year ago there has never been a time where I didn't enjoy it. That all stopped yesterday, apparently someone on facebook used images from my posts over at Elizabeth Anne Designs, along one from my personal photos, and an old modeling picture that I am not sure where he or she got it from and has uploaded them as her own. To ice the cake he/she tried to add my husband as her friend...he accepted so we could see if this was someone we knew and find out how she got those other pictures. I didn't want to send this person a message because then they would have access to my facebook profile and I was already weirded out that they had collected pictures from various places on the internet. As of this morning this person has removed my husband from her friends and has changed her privacy settings so that we can't view her profile so now I have no way of knowing if she/he has removed my pictures. So if this person is a reader of my blog I am asking nicely please remove my pictures...I don't know where you got them from or how you got them and it freaks me out that you did...

Has anyone had this happen to them? Do you have any suggestions other then reporting the person?

11 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed said...

NO!

I did have a blogger have her roommate friend me so she could spy on me, but I caught on pretty quickly.

I am not sure what you can do. I would try to send a message to Facebook and let them know. I have heard they are pretty good about these things.

TheLegacyLady said...

One thing I learned the hard way as a blogger is that all the content you put up on the internet is technically something people can snag via right click.

What I have done is add a watermark in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to my photos so that when they are published for the web - they say Lamoreaux Originals copyright year and all rights reserved. This way if someone snags it they are doing it very knowingly.

However, this brings up all sorts of issues - like bloggers snagging photos from Google images and then not giving credit, etc.

If anyone wants a tutorial on placing a logo on your blog photos and saving for the web I am happy to create one on my site.

I really enjoy your blog and hope this doesn't dissuade you from continuing to post. :)

Mango Gal said...

I'm sorry that's happened, your right, it is a little creepy. Hope it works out!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I'm so sorry. That's so awful!

Good luck with everything - and keep us posted.

valerie said...

WOW this is awful and really scary. You can e-mail Facebook and they will delete her for identity fraud. From now on, be careful what you post. A hard lesson for everyone and really brings you back to reality. There are some serious weirdos out there! Hopefully, she mans up and deletes everything.

JennyLo said...

Omg! How scary! You are makin me want to take down all my personal pics now. I think the watermark idea above is an excellent one though.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Creepy! What a loser. If you want me to friend them on FB & research, let me know, haha! I would definitely send FB a message though & let them know, they will have the person removed ASAP.

Little House on Green said...

Wow, scary! I'm so sorry this is happening to you. I wish I had advice for you . . . contacting FB sounds like a good route. Good luck!! I hope you continue blogging, if you make a new one please keep me in the loop.

Tara Gibson said...

oh wow, that is pretty creepy. I think you can still report her to facebook?

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I agree with all that said to contact Facebook!

I am really bad at crediting images I find online of designs and weddings and what not, but I never use peoples personal images... that is just wrong. But this is an eye opener as I often post pictures of myself and the husband.

Hopefully they find out who is behind this and shut them down. That is just so lame!

Maggie May said...

That happened to my friend and she had the person reported, they deleted the profile, that was it. That stinks!