I wanted to make a post for everyone to read so they know what to do in these situations.
I was recently told my photos were being used on a FB scam page to try to “sell.” my doll. Thank you to the lovely lady who reached out and let me know.
But see. This is where it gets hard. FB doesn’t just let you click and tell them that the photo is stolen. That isn’t even an option under regular reporting.
So this is what to do if your photos are stolen.
- copy the link to the photos.
- make sure YOU are the photos original creator. You can’t report for someone. You have to let them know so they can do it
- go to the FB help center and use the search function. Find copyright. If you can’t find that you can also do it under theft of intellectual property.
4( this will bring up a link to a form to fill out. Filll it out. Yes. They ask for a lot of info. Full name. Address. Phone. Proof of stolen photos.
Then wait. They will email you to tell you they got it. And once they do. Go to thx bottom of the page and reply with proof. Be it links to where you sell. Any place that shows the photo belongs to you.
In my case I showed them screenshots of the photos I had posted along with the date I posted them. Compared to the scammer it was obvious I had created the doll years before.
They removed the photos from the scam sites as soon as they got my information.
I hope this helps.