Stolen Images !! Take a look and spread the word!

Maria Goti and Lotte DeMey reported that images of several of their pieces have been hijacked and are now being claimed as work done by someone else:



The owners of this web page are using several stolen photos from me and from other jewelers like if they where their photos and their work.
http://www.atelierhumana.cl/

En esta página web de una joyeras chilenas han estado usando fotos de otros joyeros haciéndolas pasar por suyas.
Su página web es esta: http://www.atelierhumana.cl/


Lotte deMey's website with image of ring: FLORIS Collection 2009

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Comment by Two Claws Jewelry on October 30, 2010 at 6:04pm
Very good info, Stevie. Thanks for taking the time to post it.....Etsy needs to step up......the scammers have taken up permanent residence on the lowest step.....but Etsy seems content to sit only one step up from them, for the present.....
Comment by Stevie B. on October 30, 2010 at 4:16pm
The scammers dont have anything to sell and that is exactly what they sell!

And when the poor buyer realizes they are getting nothing they have to deal with etsy, paypal, etc to get their money back. This takes a lot of time and is very frustrating. Many times it becomes so annoying and takes up so much time that people just drop their cases. And the seller of the nothing keeps the money. Thats how these scams work. Thats why the things they sell are usually much cheaper then anywhere else.

And despite what people think etsy is extremely slow and reluctant to close shops. YOU must usually prove that that those are your photos and that is your work.

A few days or weeks later another shop will open and do the same thing. Exactly the same pictures. Exactly the same descriptions. Just a different name. And the whole thing repeats again. You would think etsy would have a database of descriptions that would be matched against the current shops and when they find a close match they would investigate so that these duplicate scam shops are closed down fast. But that cost money. So etsy lets the public police etsy instead.

What happens if that person that has been ripped off sees those images again, but this time its the real artists shop? They blame the real artist for ripping them off. They may not confront the artist but they may tell friends or complain on in a forum. Then the real artists starts to get a bad reputation and it just gets worse after that...That's the real damage to the artist.
Comment by Two Claws Jewelry on October 30, 2010 at 12:20am
Someone evidently had an epiphany of conscience...(uh huh....right!)
Comment by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2010 at 12:37pm
Indeed. The site is blank now. INTERESTING !
Comment by Two Claws Jewelry on October 29, 2010 at 12:31pm
I saw nothing but a very light tan matte.......has all the content been taken down?
Comment by Elise Winters on October 28, 2010 at 10:48am
This is terrible but excuse my naivete. What good does it do the thieves to show others work on etsy when they won't have that work to sell? I just don't get it.
Comment by Stevie B. on October 28, 2010 at 12:32am
Unfortunately this is the norm these days :(

Especially on etsy! And it takes forever to get etsy to do anything at all about it. If etsy eventually does something, and the store closes, people just open another one and do the same thing! Then you have to contact etsy and go through all this *%!@&* again!

Sometimes places just get too big and care about $$$ too much...
Comment by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2010 at 5:14pm
I'd suggest to get in touch with Lotte DeMey and Maria Goti here on crafthaus and ask them what they have done so far and what the best course of action is now. From what I understand, the person with the website has been written to already but still claims that these are her original designs despite everything.
Comment by The Justified Sinner on October 27, 2010 at 11:38am
How low can you get?
Utterly despicable.

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