Ask MetaFilter. It is in fact We have the impression it’s way time that is past one to get proactive about all

Ask MetaFilter. It is in fact We have the impression it’s way time that is past one to get proactive about all

Sorry for the rant. It is just I have actually the experience it’s way activity for you to receive proactive about all

(Upon preview – i am with clorox with this!) posted by jbenben at 2:11 PM on 3, 2010 [2 favorites december]

This could very well be associated with a Nigerian Romance scam, as individuals perpetuating those frequently utilize taken pictures to create pages on dating web sites so that you can attract in possible victims. If that’s so, it is not as likely that it is a person that is single your image than that your particular image has somehow become element of an accumulation of frequently employed pictures.

This is much harder to quit generally speaking, but may be better to remain in each instance, as you are able to just contact the website hosting the profile and allow them to know you would imagine your image will be utilized fraudulently. It is inside their needs to have scammy profiles off their web web sites. published by dizziest at 2:50 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

In the event that information is generic while the title just isn’t unique for you, We question it is somebody impersonating you as some form of cmpaign of intent. My goal is to imagine your pictures ranking highly on Bing for a generic but relevant search like “sweet musician dudes” or something like that, and are also being lifted by individuals planning to produce tester, change ego or cheating pages on internet dating sites.

In the event that given info is generic, anything you really worry about is the fact that your picture be eliminated. The absolute step that is first have to take may be the earlier mentioned DMCA takedown demand. We files plenty of these and also 99.8% batting average with this specific strategy. They are doing just what they truly are made to do. published by DarlingBri at 3:06 PM on 3, 2010 [1 favorite december]

Finally, at this time I’m not certain as I use the website to sell music and even though I havent released anything in two years.. people still buy songs from time to time that it is an option to totally remove ALL pictures.

Use the images down. Set up attractive pictures of puppies or something like that alternatively, and explain in a nice, jokey method in which somebody or someone(s) happens to be making use of your photo and information as (everything you wish is) a prank, which means you wish they will nevertheless purchase your documents.

It has the advantage that is added of up in A google search well before anyone’s dating profile that includes your title upon it.

Fix the issue for the time being, and then cope with finding away who’s carrying it out. My guess is the fact that it really is one or more one who’s making use of “random pretty man”‘s photo for internet dating sites (many individuals I’m sure including me personally have experienced their photos copied onto online dating sites by other individuals), but it to stop happening you have to be proactive if you want. published by Sidhedevil at 3:42 PM on 3, 2010 december

We agree. this appears individual, you realize?

I did some bikini modeling type stuff when I was in college. Around then, an acquaintance contacted me on MySpace (c’mon, it had been 2004) and said she’d seen my pictures on some social network website we’d never also heard about. However it was not simply a profile. My impersonator had a more sophisticated, community-supported relationship that is online a man. These were even “married” (virtually), and she was expected to fly down to fulfill him within the the following month — in order to become a “new mom” to their young boy. Exactly just just What topped from the unfortunate creepy weirdness were most of the photoshopped pictures of ME plus this person. Like, a dozen of those. Your website’s administrator took straight down the profile the moment we emailed him/her. Needless to say we examined right right straight back later, also it was unsettling to see feedback through the man, and his online buddies, all bashing your website for coming between him and Emily.

But I amn’t Emily. And absolutely nothing about Emily has anything to complete beside me — the me that is real. And that’s why this whole years-long persona-stalking you’ve described rings much more alarm bells. published by changeling at 4:55 PM on 3, 2010 december

Would the behavior of these people affect me personally somehow? I will be now a personal individual that works into the really conservative economic globe and may be performing a task search. I’m concerned that this could influence me personally if your business does a history search on me personally.

We’d become more focused on this NOT that is happening by. The one who is performing this understands you (or at the very least understands of you). If they are some one at your company, or they usually have some types of grudge, they are able to point out to your employer (or your boss’s employer) that the web reveals that you are hiding the truth that you are homosexual and promiscuous.

You could not read about it. You could not find out about it. That variety of talk isn’t “on the record” rather than duplicated. Yet it might be the end of promotions for you personally at your company. Your job halted.

This situation might have occurred. How could you understand?

Go on it seriously. posted by -harlequin- at 5:13 PM on December 3, 2010

at 6:44 PM on December 3, 2010