— and What You Can Do About It
Scammers abound. You’ll find them in your community, on the Internet, and everywhere in between.
A year ago, while researching technology specialists in the financial industry, I came across a website that seemed oddly familiar. It was a carbon copy of another site I had seen! Someone had stolen every page, every picture, the logo, and even a list of outsourcers from the first site.
I notified the real owner of the site, who thanked me for alerting her to this theft. Her web designer went through the steps to get the scammer’s site shut down.
Occasionally, I’ll find one of my articles on someone else’s site. Sometimes it shows me as the author, but other times they’ve stolen the credit. In both instances, the article was used without permission. Before a hosting service will take the page down, I have to sign a legal document showing that the article was mine.… Read More >>