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To Catch a Thief

This group is designed to help eliminate the use of stolen photographs on

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Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2012


Unfortunately, there are still people who become members of MSS and post photographs which do not belong to them. This fraudulent, dishonest behaviour will not be tolerated on this site so this group will aim to eliminate it. As a member, you can share hints and tips on how to spot fake photos and how to prove a photo is stolen from another photographer. Also, if you have evidence you can use this group to highlight any MSS members who are blatantly using the work of other photographers and pretending it is their own.

Please feel free to browse through all discussions as there are more than the three you see.


Discussion Forum

Another Photo thief uncovered

Started by Scott Near. Last reply by Mark Watson Aug 27, 2010. 3 Replies

Photo flogging

Started by Joanne Malster Jul 28, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by John Keith Sutherland on February 8, 2012 at 9:09pm

Hi Scott,

Almost a month ago I decided not to openly accuse a member of photo theft but contacted admin instead sending them a message with solid evidence. I am still waiting for a reply and no action has been taken against the member because their account is still active, what should my next course of action be?

Regards, John

Comment by Cheris on August 18, 2011 at 10:23pm
Good Catch Delboy!


josephine saniel

Most of her photos, she got off Google and the lastest ones are searchable by tineye. Check it out for yourselves to be sure. Good Catch Delboy!


    * Added by josephine saniel on August 18, 2011 at 11:42am
Comment by Delboy 2 hours ago
    I do not think this is your work. Please do not pass it off as your own.

A heart performance...of a Filipino people!!!!
* Added by josephine saniel on August 17, 2011 at 1:49pm

Comment by Cherís 6 minutes ago
This is an image you got off Google! love-flora.jpg Mostly all your photos are stolen..this is Forbidden on MSS!

Good Catch Delboy!

Comment by Soumitra Banerjee on March 5, 2011 at 7:08pm
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Comment by Soumitra Banerjee on March 5, 2011 at 7:07pm
Comment by cosworthdfv on January 5, 2011 at 12:29am

has anyone tried to run them through  ????????


can't go at it right now, but it might be worth a look


Comment by Mark Watson on January 4, 2011 at 11:37pm

Hi Nick

I have also noticed this person and their screenshots. Some of the other "portraits" are so grainy that they could be scanned images with no post processing, they just look terrible.

Comment by Nick Nankivel on December 2, 2010 at 12:09am

What do you guys think? Most are grainy like he's taken them from other websites. It looks like the scroll bar is left on his newest picture. Also, if you type in the that is on some of his pictures, it takes you to I think he's just taking screen shots of pictures on the internet and posting them as his own. Thoughts?
Comment by LUIS CARVAJAL on October 21, 2010 at 1:22pm
That's why I use photoshop and add my copy right notice in a place that is difficult to remove, I also hear that is a way to register or place a code on it that will alert you if someone is using the photo without permission.
Comment by cosworthdfv on October 9, 2010 at 12:02pm
I go to a couple of other sites, and stealing and use of stolen images has been an issue at both. I'd like to learn more about catching a thief
Comment by Mehryar Maalem on August 28, 2010 at 4:16pm
lol that was quick! :p

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