March 25, 2021, 5:29 pm We have gotten scores of variations on this message in the last 2 weeks from our public contact form -- someone is beating our Captcha, probably just by hiring people in low-wage countries to manually do them. I have not tried it, but I would sooner have unprotected sex with 20 random people than click on the link (I X'ed out part of the link to avoid anyone screwing up and doing so). That link is not a web site but a file programmed to download that probably isn't designed to improve your computer's operation.Better safe than sorry. Also, just what the hell is a 'qualified photographer?' Is that some jackass that graduated from the Lord Snowden Academy of picture arts or just some other bogus qualification like Dr. Jills or Dr. Fauccis?
This is Melaenis and I am a qualified photographer.
I was baffled, frankly speaking, when I recognised my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner's license, you should be aware that you could be sued by the creator.
It's illegal to use stolen images and it's so сheap!
Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at camprrm.com and my earlier publications to get the evidence of my ownership.
Download it right now and check this out for yourself:
https://sites.google.com/view/id98430927432698768/home/drive/storage/file/download?FileID=8343XXXXX3081562342 [it is a clickable link in the email]
If you don't delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next couple of days, I'll file a to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.
And if it doesn't work, trust me I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
It is actually sort of a brilliant come-on, given that most small website owners are sloppy about what images they grab for their site and probably have some latent sense of guilt on this score.
People imagine hackers doing clever electronic things to break into systems, and some times that is the case. But more often than not -- and this is true all the way back to the early phone phreaks -- they crack systems by social engineering, convincing some rube on the inside to give up a password or click on a bad link.
Friday, March 26, 2021
A BLOG WARNING FROM COYOTE
Taken from Coyote