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So A Lawyer Has Contacted Me Via My Fake Facebook..

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KenB1, May 16, 2011.

  1. KenB1

    KenB1 Junior Member

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    James Michael ------ May 16 at 9:12am

    Please be advised that I represent _________ and you must cease and desist in the continuation of utilizing her name and identity. Please feel free to call me at 743 --- ---- to discuss options if you desire to continue. We would be open to discussing contracting for permission to continue with this site. In the event, I do not receive a response within 3 days, we will proceed with legal options.


    Regards,
    James Arnold

    Should I remove the page from my site? Or can this guy do anything? He's from (Studied at Georgetown University - Lives in Washington, District of Columbia)

    I live in Vancouver, Canada.
     
  2. blueplue

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    Tell us your scenario 1st before we can advise you.
    Then again, I would suggest you find legal advise from Lawyer.
     
  3. Narrator

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    "We would be open to discussing contracting for permission to continue with this site."
    Sounds like they are just looking for money.
     
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    Sounds like they just want money and are probably using a random lawyer's name. That just reads like they're trying way too hard to make it sound like a real legal notice. And who sends an advanced notice of a C&D?
     
  5. KenB1

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    Well I don't want any legal trouble..

    I'm just going to remove the page..

    Sadface.
     
  6. reishii

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    Dont remove the page
     
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    just modify the name abit
     
  8. givemelove

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    lol... thats the lamest and the smallest legal notice i've ever seen... i can bet a million bucks its not from the real lawyer :p ... they genrally do a much better job... i've gotten gazillions of c&D's and they are a lot better than this!
     
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    if your not making money with it may be its best to remove the page just incase they do proceed with legal options better to be safe than sorry
     
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  10. KenB1

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    Yeah the person's "Identity" I was using isnt even famous anymore I just thought she looked cute so i added her page for some content/appearance for my site..

    Oh well..
     
  11. Pampa114

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    What is he complaining about? The use of her name or the use of her picture?

    If it's the use of her name, it doesn't make a lot of sense because there is more than one person with the same name.

    The use of her picture is a bit more delicate but if you're sure you got a copyright free picture and can prove it, just forget it.

    Seems to me he's trying a nice little scam here. He must have noticed things that show it's a fake profile and he thought he could make a quick buck out of it.

    That is of course unless you are using the name and pic of a celebrity. There you can't really say anything, just choose between taking it down and getting into the contract. If you're making tons of $$ with it, it might be worth it.

    I feel that I don't really know enough about the situation to be more helpful.
     
  12. tiffany10

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    research the "lawyer".. if he comes up as non existent then keep the page!
     
  13. kimosabi

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    Sounds like a try hard scam to get ur money... Dont be fool easily... Speak to a lawyer for legal advice
     
  14. sittler

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    I"ve been nailed big time with a C&D, then eventually owned a license and was the one sending them out.

    From what i can tell, they want you to stop all together or if you want to continue using thier photo ( my assumption ) then you can negotiate an exclusivity or non-exclusive license deal to use that photo. Its basically a warning.

    Best bet is to just remove everythign to do with that person and be done with it, unless your making good cash.

    Also just because they are in the USA, they can sue you and if you want to fight you have to go to them to fight it, so just cover your ass and get out now while its only to cost you a bit of puter time to remove it.

    We have had many try to fight only to loose and it cost them a lot, first thing first you should be aware of, they will go after your host server and tell them you are infringing on copyright and your server will take you down completely as they are sort of complying with what your doing!!!
    So unless its really worth it, just email them back and tell them you didn't know you couldn't use the info without permission and take it down.

    Play dumb, never admit you knew anything and say as little as possible.
    good luck
     
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  15. KenB1

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    nothing shows up when i google his name, when i google the number I find this word "Law" bolded and his number bolded aswell..

    Hrmm?
     
  16. adamkpm

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    I wouldn't be to worried about it. As previously stated it sounds like someone used a fake lawyers name and didn't spend much time putting the notice together. Unfortunately you already took the page down, I would recommend putting it back up if it's important, if not then just leave it alone.
     
  17. KenB1

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    A few dollars a day.. Page removed.

    Thanks again BHW.

    Regards,
    Ken
     
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    He isn't a real lawyer....


    And what lawyer messages you through facebook ?
     
  19. Tony Barns

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    Yeah someone is just messing with you and it looks like it worked lol
     
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    I get C&D's once and a while, I normally don't do anything till I receive it in the mail.