victorialynn2

Website skimming eBay ads/pics

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Several months ago, a member pointed out that my eBay pics (55 Chevy), and verbiage were on an unauthorized website. I don’t remember who it was? 

 

I contacted an attorney friend of mine who specializes in website copyright/intellectual property rights, with the goal to get the pics taken down. It’s a scam site, scraping eBay listings. You email them about info on a car they have listed, they don’t respond, but you get a lot of ligitimate looking emails after trying to scam you out of $. I know this because I tested it. Knowing I couldn’t do a lot about it, I was at least willing to pay my friend to get my pics taken down so no one was scammed from my photos. 

 

Long story short, my friend found out the website owner was in Russia, pursued it and filed a suit. He got $7500, of which I received $2500. (I didn’t expect anything). 

 

I wasn’t able to get his sites taken down, which would have been preferable. I didn’t expect, and neither did my attorney, to receive any $. He was really just happy to harass the guy, (because he’s trying to scam people), and wasn’t going to charge me. He paid the court filing fees and was willing to spend his $ to do it as a community service. He called it “entertainment”. He and I both were shocked when the guy answered and then again when the funds appeared. 

 

It’s realy great to know there are people willing to try and call a bad person on the carpet. I wish we could do more. Most attorneys wouldn’t have done this much. 

 

I guess you could argue it’s no big deal, but at least it’s something. If lots of people did something, things would change. This might equate to a lot of things in life. 

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I think Pinterest is just a site full of photos,  like google images.  I found a lot of stuff I was interested in knowing more about on Pinterest when I was looking for a Hudson truck,  but there was no further information other than just the photos.  Not even any links,  if I remember correctly. 

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The scam site that I am familiar with isn’t Pinterest, it’s the other. I’m ok with using the pics, although illegal, but not to scam people. 

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That’s probably his site also. He probably will find this post too. (Because you linked to his page.  May want to delete it.)

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10 minutes ago, victorialynn2 said:

That’s probably his site also. He probably will find this post too. (Because you linked to his page.  May want to delete it.)

Not sure It looks like it is in Denver co:

 

http://www.urlrate.com/www/topclassiccarsforsale.com

 

But it does have this in the link :

 

Target: ns2.x5x.ru

 

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How come that Russian dude didn't "skim" Jake's Audi as well? Jake, aka Nick has had this beauty up for sale for awhile. And no-one has skimmed it? What an insult!

 

1978-audi-5000-barn-find.jpg

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Just now, nick8086 said:

Your correct :

 

Target: ns2.x5x.ru 

Honestly don’t know how he tracked it down. 

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9 minutes ago, mike6024 said:

How come that Russian dude didn't "skim" Jake's Audi as well? Jake, aka Nick has had this beauty up for sale for awhile. And no-one has skimmed it? What an insult!

 

1978-audi-5000-barn-find.jpg

Not sure for 980.00 why no one wants it..

 

I found out you post things.. and the day you get rid of it.. Every one wanted it..

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Here is one more

 

http://greenlitemotors.com/otherars/151526-1953-kaiser-dragon.html

 

It links to your ebay ad..

 

or

 

https://www.vehicles-classifieds.com/detail/other-makes/1953-Other-Makes-1953-Kaiser-Dragon_273088524664.html

 

I did not post any of these ad's - just pulled from ebay..

 

How do you know if it is sold or not for sale any more..??

 

Not sure. about this, I would  be more worry about Facebook or your new computer.. They track you location and other stuff.

I was looking at my outlook account it told me my location..  It tracks the location that I plug in with my lab top..

 

It also tell me with a pop up when my wife get a new text..?? What is up with that..

How does my new laptop know what texts are sent to my wife phone at work..

 

We have to much data mining.

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Congratulations, congratulations, Victoria Lynn!

We feel good when we can expose a scammer

and keep him from cheating our forum friends.

You've gone further:  You have actually punished

a criminal for his fraud.

 

The old-car hobby owes you and your principled lawyer

many thanks for your efforts.

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Nick, you have your laptop synced with her phone. There are settings for Facebook and other apps, as well as phones and laptops that you can set. This isn’t the place to go into it and I’m retired from computer support anyway. ;)

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29 minutes ago, Graham Man said:

Go to your facebook account settings and delete the apps, that should break the link. 

 

This is one instruction on how, lots of them available...

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-delete-unwanted-facebook-apps/

 

His hardware is also linked if he’s getting text notifications from her cell. Lots of us link laptops and cells so we can go back and forth during the day and have them both updated. 

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In the vein of technology gone wild, I just got back from the Toyota dealer from having the "maintenance required" light attended to on my daily driver. As I drove into the building toward the service desk, an electronic billboard overhead lit up with "Welcome" and my name. I asked how it works and the service writer told me that there is a module on the inside RV mirror that radios out my VIN. I don't if there was an interrogation/response like the old IFF or if I'm driving down the road broadcasting my VIN for all the world to read.

One more reason to keep the old cars operational.

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I think Pinterest works a little bit like this site,  but it's only a photo site using photos from the web.  You create an account,  then post pictures of your favorite things.  Many are just photos people reposted from the internet.  Kind of like here.  As mentioned,  as far as I know it's only a photo site.  I looked up cars on there and I have looked up, barns, garages, etc.  There is very little information about the item and nothing appears to be for sale,  or any way to contact someone even if you see a for sale sign in the picture,  unless there is contact info in the photo.  

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2 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

I think Pinterest works a little bit like this site,  but it's only a photo site using photos from the web.  You create an account,  then post pictures of your favorite things.  Many are just photos people reposted from the internet.  Kind of like here.  As mentioned,  as far as I know it's only a photo site.  I looked up cars on there and I have looked up, barns, garages, etc.  There is very little information about the item and nothing appears to be for sale,  or any way to contact someone even if you see a for sale sign in the picture,  unless there is contact info in the photo.  

The idea of Pinterest is to click on photos and they link to websites. There’s a lot of spam there also. 

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That would make sense.  The few I clicked on were expired for sale ads,  some from Craigslist,  so I didn't spend a lot of time there except looking at garage photos which I didn't need much more information about,  just drooling over stuff.  I might have ended up there looking at garage door ideas as well.  Usually I just use google images for that. 

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A few months ago I found quite a few of the photos that turned up on a typical google image search were from pinterest. When you clicked on them the site would not let me enlarge them beyond thumbnail unless I signed up as a member.  I finally gave in and signed up, so far no unpleasant side effects. Every now and then I get a notification of new postings with the same tag I have previously viewed. Generally a useful feature, you get content you are probably interested in without looking at thousands of unrelated new photo posts.

 

Greg in Canada

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1 hour ago, auburnseeker said:

That would make sense.  The few I clicked on were expired for sale ads,  some from Craigslist,  so I didn't spend a lot of time there except looking at garage photos which I didn't need much more information about,  just drooling over stuff.  I might have ended up there looking at garage door ideas as well.  Usually I just use google images for that. 

Have you posted any update on how the garage is coming along? 

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