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.