This site stole my husbands picture for their testimonials.

Bogus Site - This site uses photos from people who never tried their program but has testimonials with them using different name. www.gdigoldrush.ws/?id=prosperity01
Philippines
February 3, 2009 8:56pm CST
I'm surfing the net last night when I came across this particular site about earning money. Well, to entice his reader and prospect leads there's testimonials on his page. First impression of course is that you'll get interested to know more about it. However, what if you know someone on his testimonials that never joined his program but was their testifying good things about the program he's into? Would you believe him or would think it's another scam in the in internet? I was surprised when I saw my husband's picture on his page as one of those who testify. My husband's picture was used but was given a different name under Robert W. of NY. I was the one who took that picture when my husband received a check from one of his online earnings but not with that particular site. The said picture of my husband holding a check was posted on my husbands blog where they got it. I informed my husband about it and took action by sending an email to the owner of the page to remove my husbands picture since he never took part on the said program and that my husband wouldn't allow anybody to use his photo in deceiving people just to get leads. Upon checking today, the said photo of my husband was not there anymore. So, if ever you encounter like this... would you still believe in this kind of strategy? See attached photo. Just over night, the owner of the site removes my husbands photo so if you're going to check their site... there's no picture anymore under Robert W.'s testimonials. That simply shows that they accept that they are doing magics on some of their testimonials.
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13 responses
• Canada
4 Feb 09
I read an article somewhere about all of these kinds of site and there are some that do not use real testimonials. They either make them up or steal them from other sites. i never trust testimonials when wanting to join something, I ALWAYS trust the facts and the word of friends.
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Thanks about this StrawberryKisses. I didn't know that a lot of sites like this had been using my husband's photo. I think they need to learn their lessons. I'll inform my husband about this as soon he gets home. Maybe will report this and also have it blog so people would be aware that this kind of sites are liars and scammers.
@busibee (187)
• United States
4 Feb 09
OMG! That is freakin' scary... isn't it?
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
You're right. I don't know how many people had been deceive already with this site only to find out that nobody is really earning from this site because if it's really legit, they should have real testimonials from people under them.
• United States
4 Feb 09
That is sad. I would have sued them and not contacted them , hey if someone is going to use a pic of me they are going to pay me for it.
4 Feb 09
wow you can trust anyone!! poor thing!!
4 Feb 09
i mean you cant Trust anyone sorry about that x
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Well, my husband is that good not to sue them. But, I'm sure my husband will give them their own dosage of medicine. =)
@lockheart (1406)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
For some reasons, i cant see the site name, could you tell me the name of the site?
@lockheart (1406)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Ill check it again. If you will put only the site name. That would not bring any trouble at all since it would not change to a hyperlink.
• Brazil
4 Feb 09
wow! that's bad! And what a coincidence that you came across the site that stole your husband's picture! I never believe in any of those testimonials in web sites, because there's no proof is real just because they have a picture on there saying it's the person on the picture that gave the testimonial, it's probably all fake. Couldn't you sue the owner of the site for stealing the picture? You should have done that before telling him to take the picture down, well I hope nobody else steals your pictures or your husband's.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
4 Feb 09
You may call that magic but i would call it something else like fraud and that can easily become a court issue that costs money. What a stupid thing for them to do. Glad you are out of it.
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Yeah! I'm glad I discover this kind of strategy but the sad thing here and what I don't like is for them to use my husband's photo to deceive people. It's like my husband take part of it when in fact he didn't.
@marina321 (4561)
4 Feb 09
Woo! I always suspected those testimonials were fake! But didn't know they went as far as putting fake photos too!
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Well, if they can create fake testimonials then they can use fake names and fake photos. I just don't know if how many people was deceive to sign up with them. Obviously their programs are fake since they can't get real people to testify their program.
• United States
4 Feb 09
wow.. thats just messed up... !!! he should be paid if someone is going to use his likeness..
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Well, there's a lot of person involved and I'm sure these people don't have any idea that the template they're using to convince people to sign up with them is not genuine. So, who's to sue? I believe in bad karma. They'll soon gett. i
@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
how horrible! i now for a fact that many sites post fake testimonials because i am a web content writer and part of my job is to write testimonials but i had no idea they would stoop even lower by getting people's pictures! tsk, tsk. the credibility of online information is now really quite questionable
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Really? So, it's really a scam. They deceive people for telling all lies. Sorry for those people who was scammed with programs like this.
@busibee (187)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Oh, I don't believe anyone or any website. Lol. There are so many scams out there, it's hard to even believe your friends anymore. I know for a fact that most of those "work at home" sites (the ones that don't tell you what kind of program it is or what kind of job you will be doing - they just go on and on about how you can have financial freedom and you can buy a house and a fancy car and a boat) just find photos online and post them on the webpage, as if that photo is really his house or really his boat. It's suppose to influence you to spend $59.99 to purchase this "really great program" that will give you all the money in the world. So, no, nothing surprises me. It does surprise me, however, at how quickly they took down your husband's photo from their website. Guilty!!! XOXO
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Well, you are right!! They are guilty! =) Happy Mylotting!!
@my125125 (822)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 09
Hi Mayshella, thanks you for telling us this real story about this site is scam. I been visit this site just now. Your husband's photo been removed. Sometimes I am afraid to those have testimonials on site, because I don't know is it real? Once again thanks for your sharing.
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Well, I just want to warn everybody to not believe on this kind of programs. Who knows other sites are also using your pictures or your friends picture. Yes, they removed the picture anymore, however, StrawberryKisses discovered a site similar to this site that is also using the same picture of my husband. So, I think this is not good anymore. I don't want them to use my husband's picture to deceive people.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
This only shows how scammers can go so low. Others may defend that this site is not a scam, that they have been paid by this site, etc... but still, I will say, get away from such site. How can you trust a thief? How can you trust a liar? Thanks for sharing this info about the site mayshella.
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
All I thought before this kind of site is true since they have testimonials, but after I discover that their testimonials are not coming from the real person but just a fabricated one, everything change. I just feel I need to share this to warn other not to be fooled with this kind of sites.
@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
hi mayshella, Thanks for sharing this to us. At least we are now aware. It is more good if you name at least the site so that we can check it as well. Who knows, our picture is also there. lol.just kidding. One thing is for sure, that site is a scam. You can even file a case against the site because they have used your husband as the model of their scam sites. It is good to hear that they have removed the picture already. If I were in your situation, I will give them a lesson. Again, thanks for sharing and may you have a great day ahead!!
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
4 Feb 09
That's one reason I'll never put my face on the internet. Anyone can take your picture and do whatever they want with it. That's one downside with this technology.