scam: Domain name registration / SEO service registration

scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration

scam: Domain name registration / SEO service registration

As if the e-mail scams aren't bad enough, they are now texting photographers with the same scam! But there is another scam that has been going around for years now - but it is so obvious that I doubt many people will fall for it. But just in case anyone has any doubt, or may be a touch too inattentive, this  Read more inside...

photographers who are too lazy to be original

photographers who are too lazy to be original

This is one of the most ironic things about wannabe professional photographers - while they invariably claim to be original and artistic, they flounder when it comes to writing text for their websites. Then they fall back on the old cntl-C / cntl-V trick, or in this example, be just as lazy and stay with what appears to  Read more inside...

photographers: how scammers are trying to rip you off

photographers: how scammers are trying to rip you off

In a previous article on how e-mail scammers are targeting photographers, the question came up exactly how the photographer is going to lose money. What exactly is the system the scammers have in place where the photographer is going to be out of pocket? In short - the scammer books you but overpays, and then  Read more inside...

Optimum Online & spam popup adverts

Optimum Online & spam popup adverts

"We are not responsible for content on the internet" was the blunt line that I was deflected with when I spoke to tech support at Optimum Online / CableVision. My counterpoint is that I get these pop-ups only when logged on with my new Optimum WiFi account, and even when I browsed my own site. Optimum tech support refused to  Read more inside...

e-mail scammers targeting photographers

various scams via email that are targeting photographers

Photographers are more and more becoming the target for scammers and con artists. They come in all kinds of ways. Really, it's the Wild West out there! The most prevalent scam is where the photographer is asked if they are available for a date ... and they just want to throw money at you and book you, without  Read more inside...

scam – photography domains for sale

scam - photography domains for sale

Here is an example that crops up regularly, where a domain with important keywords is offered for sale. WebnameSolution is just one of the companies that try their devious hand at this. The best advice I can give here, is that you do your homework first and find out who actually owns the domain name! Do a whois on the domain, and  Read more inside...

Dino Direct – image theft and blatant misrepresentation

Dino Direct - image theft and blatant misrepresentation

update: March 04, 2011 I have added the PDF screengrab of the page where DinoDirect was using my images without my consent ... because when I confronted them about it on their Facebook page, they removed the page, and are acting dumb about it. Trying to appear innocent. As if. Someone let me know today,  Read more inside...

my entire website has been ripped off!

You know you've arrived when ... other photographers start ripping off your images and text from your website Someone let me know that when googling my name, there is a link that comes up with another photographer's website.  So I checked it, and sure enough - there it is with some of my images, and a copy of the original HTML-based design of my website, One Perfect Moment,  Read more inside...