ARS makes Photobucket finally comply
I wish I would have found ARS sooner! Since March of 2011 (almost a year!), I have been form-filling and letter writing trying to get my copyrighted artworks off of Photobucket’s website. ARS stepped in…and in 1 day, yes, I said it, 1 day…they got Photobucket to comply. Thank you ARS! Fellow Artists…if you have … Continue reading
Beware: forgeries of Bj. deCastro’s artwork
I just got another call today about a website that is suspect of selling forgeries of ‘Original Oil Paintings by Bj. deCastro at wholesale prices.’Â Apparently it was found by a Google search with the words Oil Paintings For Sale in California.Â It was also reported to be a seller from China.Â I have tried … Continue reading
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How to read and what to look for in Scam Emails:
Art Scam Emails To See The Source Code: Open Emailâ€¦Click on Fileâ€¦Click on Propertiesâ€¦Click on Detailsâ€¦Click on Message Source First, look at the â€˜Received: fromâ€™ lines. Usually, if there are nothing but a long list of numbers, that should be your first clue. You are also looking for servers that specialize in email spamming accounts. … Continue reading
Website Owners…Do You Know If You Do?
Â by Bj. de Castro, Artist and SEO Webmaster Â Bj. just saw a thief on t.v. – beware site owners! O.k.Â I walk out of my office and into the kitchen where my wonderful newly retired husband has just made me lunch.Â We sit down together on the sofa and click on the olâ€™ plasma for … Continue reading
Hover over link first
Use your mouse to test emails for Scams! Wednesday 28 June 2006 @ 6:54 am Just a reminder and/or a tipâ€¦simply place your mouse over the link in your email without clicking.Â Then look at the bottom of your application window in the left hand cornerâ€¦.Â Here you will see the â€˜actualâ€™ Internet address.Â Compare … Continue reading
Bye-bye Art Scam Category
I started the Art Scams blog because of the horrible stories I had emailed to me from fellow artists and there were no warnings posted anywhere at the time.Â Now, there areÂ much larger art networks that have taken the torch with greater success on aÂ grander scale.Â There is no more need for my whimpy blog, … Continue reading
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What is ‘Spidered’ – put simply.
â€˜Spideredâ€™ is what it is called whenÂ the Search Engines decide your site is worthy of listing in their databases and your files are spread across the Internet.Â (sites do not show up in searches, until they are listed.)