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Big Bri
Big Bri  1315557 forum posts England
18 May 2012 - 9:58 AM

I saw this via a link on Facebook this morning and just had to share it.

Here's the website of photographer Marin Leckie

http://www.martinleckie.com/

Now check this one out. I'm stunned.

http://dev.swiftcreations.co.uk/coleensullivan/index.html

Change the colour, a few word changes (and remove the Awards bit) and hey presto!

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

Nice find!
Maybe it is L*c***, and he is using different identities....LOL

puertouk
puertouk  21065 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

They ought to be a fraud investigation, as they are conning people into thinking they are there photographs

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Have you informed Martin that his site has been stolen.........

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

The imposter is NOT Martin Leckie.........

Cephus
Cephus  92127 forum posts England
18 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

Perhaps send a link to both parties and let them sort it out. Wink

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:14 AM


Quote: Perhaps send a link to both parties and let them sort it out. Wink

Good idea. Smile

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

The link has been sent to Martin...............Martin is a top flight photographer........

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012602 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

I thought the imposter site had been taken down, is that still live?

janeez
janeez e2 Member 61182 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

Just sent an email to ISWPP as their logo is on both web sites. They may frown very deeply on the actions of a non member that is ripping off another's work!

janeez
janeez e2 Member 61182 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:19 AM


Quote: I thought the imposter site had been taken down, is that still live?

Alive and kicking on Google!

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012602 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

some people have a nerve! Is there a question over copyright of the web design also?

janeez
janeez e2 Member 61182 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

I hope she's got insurance as this could cost her a tidy sum!

janeez
janeez e2 Member 61182 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:25 AM


Quote: some people have a nerve! Is there a question over copyright of the web design also?

Copyright on everything especially the images! Not sure how the law works but this could be seen as fraud.

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012602 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

I dont think insurance covers you for fraud.Grin

As far as copyright of website goes I meant Swift creations, the 'creators' of the imposter site.

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