She also likes to tag real clients she’s had in pictures that aren’t of their babies but the parents appear to think they are of their children. Words fail me right now so I’m going to sourcing because this is beyond fucked up.
Update @ 9:15 PM EST
Just in case there was a shred of doubt in your mind about Stacie’s story about it being hackers I’ve found an ad she placed on a local Mommy group on FB that included stolen images under her own FB account.
Update @ 1:15 AM EST
Stacie, Bill and friends are now attacking my business page reviews. Those are below.
Update @ 10:30 AM EST 1/22/2014
Well… that was a LONG night. Stacie, Bill and a couple of their friends left some really lovely reviews on my Facebook Page for my photography business. Stacie then commented across my page before I banned her. I shared the kind review to Photo Stealers and the conversation that took place afterwards was quite interesting. Here’s the PDF. I’ve added the reviews to the post below along with some other highlights.
Update @ 6:00 PM EST 1/22/2014
Got two interesting emails from an IP that was using an anonymous proxy via my website contact form. They are below.
Over the weekend there was a lot of activity on the Facebook Post about this case. Bill Scott (Stacie Klein’s fiance) came in and commented, along with a friend of Stacie’s whom is a lawyer. Bill’s comments have been removed but I do have a PDF of the conversation. Bill also sent a slew of hateful messages to a reader, those are below.
In part of the conversation, Bill mentioned making Ripoff Reports against anyone supporting Photo Stealers and he made good on his threat starting with me. The lovely thing about Ripoff Report is that anyone can create one but no one can remove one (unless you want to cough up $2000 or more for the CHANCE that they will remove it… ripoff indeed). However by reading it I think anyone would realize what happened so I’m not losing too much sleep over it.
Yesterday two comments were posted, one to this thread and one to another, stating that any photographer allowing Photo Stealers to list them as an original source would also have a Ripoff Report made about them. I did not approve them so today they started sending out emails (via the contact form on their websites… sound familiar?) while using a VPN with the same threat to the photographers listed on this post. This is the email (which matches the comments):
“Hi there, as a professional business person I find it disgusting that you elect to use stopstealingphotos.com free slander service to handle your issues that you should be dealing with. Here is the plan. I will give you one opportunity to ask the owner of that site to delete that entire post or face being listed on ripoffreport.com. The purpose of the report will be noted that you hired and or elected to use stopstealingphotos.com to harass people rather then take the proper legal steps to deal with your own issues. The concept is very simple is that you will face the experience as you put others through by using stopstealingphotos.com service.
Please note that once your web address, name, and contact info is listed on that website, It cant be deleted. That would mean that every time someone googles your business they are going to see that rip off address right below you, along with the story of how you asked stopstealingphotos.com to harass and defame people you feel stole your photos. Its going to make you look like a child.
This is what you will have posted: all your facebook info, pictures of yourself, web address, social media links, phone number and anything else I can collect. The time window to request for this to be done is very small to have this removed. You got those people to speak on your behalf and call names like douche bag have all been screen shotted and will go in your rip off report listing for your customers to see how professional you are hiring cyber bullies to harass a person you claim to have stole your photos. I will be placing that listing within the hours so if I were you i would better hurry up contacting stopstealingphotos.com“
While I was away another Facebook Page was created against Photo Stealers. The last one created has been deleted.
I want to make this crystal clear: I have personally never bullied, stalked, harassed or threatened Bill Scott or Stacie Klein. I made the listing here about fiance Stacie Klein and they have gone on the defensive. If you have any questions about what has transpired, feel free to contact me and I’ll show you what has all transpired.
I’m under a temporary ban from Facebook so I decided to use that idle time to create a timeline of everything that has gone down since the initial post, that timeline is below the images.
SJK Photography Facebook Page
I cannot find the source of this image but I know I’ve seen it before, so I beg you, dear readers, to let me know if you know of the original photographer.
That’s all that is still “live” on her Facebook Page but she’s done some cleaning in the past hour. Here’s her post after she cleaned up, but apparently only on the images people outed as stolen. Also, it’s the “hackers” excuse if you’re curious.
Here’s what the cache looks like:
Here are some screen captures that were taken before she started deleting:
Ad in a local Mommy group:
This is a summary of what has transpired since this post went live for those that don’t want to surf through the comments.
Jan 21 – Notified via Facebook and Photo Stealers website contact form from fans of Frosted Productions about SJK Photography’s theft of FP images. Start investigation.
Jan 21 – SJK Photography posts on FB that she may have been hacked.
Jan 21 – Post goes live on PS, commenters post to SJK FB page with links.
Jan 21 – Additional screen captures are submitted of images removed from SJK Photography, Google Cache provides additional images to support the case.
Jan 21 – Stacie Klein comments on Photo Stealers with her IP but my email on PS.
Jan 22 – Bill Scott comments on Photo Stealers with his IP but my email on PS.
Jan 22 – Bill Scott sends FB message to me, I do not discover it for a few days as it was in my “other” folder.
Jan 22 – Negative review on Corey Ann Photography FB page from Stacie, Bill, Isabella Jones, Jennie Hurley.
Jan 22 – Stacie copies review text onto multiple posts on CAP FB page.
Jan 22– Various 1 star reviews are left on Facebook for commenters supporting PS by Stacie, Bill and Isabella.
Jan 22 – Shared Stacie’s review of CAP to PS. Stacie, Bill, Jennie and Tanisha all comment. Post is removed when Stacie deletes the review. PDF of the thread. Highlights below.
Note that Jennie Hurley’s account was deleted and no proof has ever come forth that anyone attacked her child’s images, nor were any images found on SJK Photography’s Facebook Page with Jennie tagged in the image. Her profile image was also from a flickr user whom confirmed they do not have a FB account in that name.
Jan 22 – Isabella and Jennie’s reviews are removed when their accounts are deleted.
Jan 22 – Two emails are received via my contact page. Both from the same VPN used to make comments on the PS site, one alluding to the case at hand.
Jan 22 – So You Think You’re a Photographer shares the PS post about SJK. Bill Scott comments and assumes SYTYAP and PS are run by the same person (they aren’t). PDF of post. Highlight below.
Jan 23 – Stacie posts about incident on SJK Photography stating it’s cyberbullies behind the theft and claims that said bullies made fun of their children.
Jan 23 – Bill Scott and Samantha Whitehouse comment on the PS post about SJK. Samantha weighing in as a lawyer friends of SJK. PDF of post. Highlights below.
Jan 23 – Bill Scott sends message to Angela M, calling her a monkey and not the flying kind.
Jan 23 – Bill Scott sends message to Helena.
Jan 23 – Ripoff Report created for Corey Ann Photography, using text from Stacie’s review on CAP FB Page. This listing is posted after Bill brings up ROR on PS FB (see capture above).
Jan 24 – Cease & Desist sent to Stacie and Bill.
Jan 24 – “Photo Stealers Stop the Bullying” Facebook Page created. Note logo © WWS (initials off Bill’s full name).
Jan 25 – Friends of Stacie’s negatively reviews CAP, one stating they were left waiting in the rain (neither were ever clients).
Jan 26 – A message was left in the comments on PS with fake emails and a VPN, same message was sent to the original sources for the images on this page ONLY via contact pages on websites, IP was a VPN.
Jan 29 – Stalkers and Cyberbullies Exposed FB Page created. Claims not to be Bill, however Bill shares the page w identical text to many of the same pages Bill “likes” on FB asking for support. This page is deleted around Feb 2nd.
Jan 30 – Stacie changes her twitter profile image to an image of her in her Louboutins holding a gun. Account is protected.
Feb 3 – Posts begin on the “Photo Stealers Stop the Bullying” Facebook Page.
Feb 6 – PSSTB FB Page starts to post screen capture of comments with their reply.
Feb 7 – Bill Scott leaves Helena Hershey Photography a 1 star review.
Feb 8 – Steve Smith account created. Sends message to CAP stating that Disqus will be removing the feed from PS. Comments on other posts on PS. Account is deleted within a few days.
Feb 8 –More posts made to PSSTB page.
Feb 9 – Stacie Klein creates change.org petition to get rid of Photo Stealers. Claims emotional distress, innocence of theft and that a past thief tried to commit suicide in September. Here’s the story on that “suicide” if you want the truth.
Feb 9 – Stacie Klein shares change.org petition to her FB page “Cat Tails”
Feb 10 – Peta Pixel approached me about writing a summary of what transpired with SJK Photography. Article posted later that day.
Feb 10 – Poster comments to SJK Photography with link to Peta Pixel. SJK replies.
Feb 10 – “FauxtoStealers” twitter account created, posts many pointed insults to commenters and admins of PS. Account gets suspended for bullying the same day.
Feb 12 – PSSTB FB Page posts reply to Peta Pixel article.
Feb 13 – Topus Sock account created. Profile composed of stolen images. Comments on PS, supports PSSTB.
Feb 13 – SouthEastFan22 twitter account created, only posts for a few hours before going silent (still active account).
Feb 14 – PSSTB posts on their FB page.
Feb 15 – PSSTB reports that the Topus Sock account has been deleted.
Feb 16 – Multiple posts made to PSSTB FB Page.
Feb 16 – Cookie Sock account created and posts on PSSTB page, account deleted within hours.
Feb 16 – Facebook notifies PS Admin that two posts to the PS FB Page have been removed for violating community standards, the “New Listing” post for SJK Photography and the post with the Peta Pixel article link. New Listing post remains, PS admin temporarily banned from Facebook. Uses idle time to create timeline.
Feb 17 – PSSTB Posts on Facebook and interacts with Helena before she is banned and her comments are deleted.
Feb 18 – Photo Stealers Facebook Page unpublished by Facebook.
Feb 18 – PSSTB Facebook Page posts and is quite happy about the removal of the PS page.
Feb 18 -PSSTB brings back up the fact they claim a parent was upset about posters making fun of her child’s looks.
This is the parent who posted this on the Photo Stealers FB Page. When she posted this I went back through SJK Photography’s posts and not a single image had Jennie tagged as the parent. One should also note Jennie is Stacie’s middle name and Hurley is a former last name associated with Stacie.
The account was eventually renamed to “Brooklyn Marie” recently.
Feb 19 – Photo Stealers Facebook Page reinstated, Photo Stealers, Stop the Bullying Page removed from Facebook.
March 6 – Bill has requested the assistance of Anonymous.