Stealing photos and posting them on the internet is one thing, but using my photos as if it’s their very own is wrong and stupid. I’m a logical and easy going guy when is come to solving confrontation. Today, I received a message from a friend on facebook saying that someone is impersonating me with my photos and the first thing I did was verify that person’s claim. I clicked on on the impersonator’s profile that he provided and there it was, a photo of me set to his main profile photo. Here’s how the conversation went:
Peter – “Hi Tomas, please remove my photos from your profile or I will report you to Facebook.”
Tomas – “helooooo wich fotos??”
Peter – “It looks like you recently removed it.” I then figured out that he posted my photo again behind my back and I said, “Tomas you still have my photos on your profile. You can’t pretend you are me. Please remove my photo.”
Tomas – “exuse me peter lee!! u dont know who u are dealing with!! these pictures belong to no one!! and if u do report me!! u will report me from stealing a foto form google?? and i am going to pit back and u better remove ur foto cz u dont know me and who u are dealing with!”
Peter – “What are you talking about. That is my photo; that’s me. That is my tattoo and that is my copyright on the photos. I have watermarks on them, either PeterFever.com or Jockbutt.com. I dont care who I’m dealing with, you are stealing my photos.”
I was shocked to hear that he was going to report me for using my own photos on Facebook. Then I started to get pissed that he disregarded that I had been nice and calm about the whole situation and turned everything back on me. I couldn’t respond and take action because I was needed to go back to the gym to train my clients. I’m lucky some of my Facebook friends reported his ass and the photo was deleted from his profile.