Category Archives: spam

More spamming Scumbags: Picto Online

Somehow one of my older email addresses has found its way onto the spam list of another sleazy photo operation. This time it’s the self-proclaimed “Legendary French professional photo lab” that calls itself Picto Online. When will people learn that … Continue reading

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Talk Business 360 TV Spam

When will people learn that advertising by spam is the surest way to throw away any shred of credibility their business might have? If there’s any better way to shout “SCAM!” to the world than through Unsolicited Commercial Email I … Continue reading

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Latest Self-Publishing scam: publishwholesale.com

Though it’s a truism that one of the surest signs of a business you want to avoid is that their advertising takes the form of spam email, it’s still worth repeating from time to time. (A couple of earlier posts … Continue reading

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Images-editing.com: Another Spammer Trying to Rip Off Photographers

The spammers from images-editing.com claim "We have skilled Photoshop designers for image apparel products, Objects (Bottles) cutout work, Jewellery, Pack shots, we work on all files format CR2, Raw files, JPEG/JPG, GIF, PNG, Tiff, PSD, HDR." Oddly enough, their web … Continue reading

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Spammer, Scammer to Avoid: “RSK Technologies”

Here’s the latest turd to land in my inbox, a spam from 209.85.218.67 (ceo.rsktechnologies@gmail.com) for "photo editing services". Besides the obvious caution not to do business with spammers – EVER – I’ll point out that this gem actually admits that … Continue reading

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Another “Pay to be in our book” scam: “International Contemporary Masters”

Not long ago I was “invited” – via email spam, no less – to submit photographs for inclusion in the “International Masters of Photography” book. Even though I didn’t fall for that one and even though I reported it as … Continue reading

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Dorrance Publishing Scam… or Not?

I recently received an email from an outfit called Dorrance Publishing regarding my textbook A Semester of Photoshop. The subject line of the email was the rather alarming “Your Copyright Registration with the Library of Congress” and I first assumed … Continue reading

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Goldmedalseo.com — Spam is a Sure Sign of a Scam

More blog spam has been coming in lately. The latest is another Search Engine Optimization scam from an outfit called goldmedalseo.com who are so good at optimization that if you search for the keywords "search engine optimization"… (pause for dramatic … Continue reading

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International Masters of Photography — Scam?

So there’s an email going around… You are therefore pre-selected to submit work for inclusion in International Masters of Photography (Vol 1), a juried annual art photography publication presenting noteworthy photographers from all over the world. Please note that this … Continue reading

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Photo Services to Avoid: The Crooks at ibphoto@163.com, ibphotostudio@163.com, contactrick@126.com, deimagework@163.com, studiocontact@126.com and photocontact@126.com

I can’t imagine anyone being foolish enough to send work out to spammers in China for Photoshopping, especially to an unknown outfit with no web site and whose only email addresses are with disreputable Chinese webmail providers. Does anyone seriously … Continue reading

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