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    Member Freshman Undergraduate MrKlean's Avatar
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    Pictures stolen from your website?

    How would YOU feel if you found someone else using YOUR "before and after" pictures on THEIR pressure washing site? Basically, they are promoting and profiting from MY hard work and (somewhat amazing) results! They are about to receive a "Cease and Desist" letter, but in the mean time, I had to take all my pictures off my website and plaster my name all over them to "watermark" them so that no one else can use them.

    TIP FOR YOU GUYS: If you like to show off your work, watch out - there are some lazy mo-fo low life's out there looking for an easy way to rip more of "our" customers off. So learn to use MS Paint to paste your company name on your pictures so others can't profit from your hard work.

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    Commercial Pressure Wash Expert Power Wash & SoftWash Specialist Former PWI Administrator 15000 PLUS POSTER Russ Spence's Avatar
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    Jim enlighten us , who is the culprit

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    Member Junior Undergraduate Mike Sullivan's Avatar
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    Dustin found a guy in Florida using my before and after deck pictures with my logo still on it!

    The nerve! What a complete idiot!

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    Member Freshman Undergraduate MrKlean's Avatar
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    Stolen Pics

    I'd be happy to! You may have to cut and paste, but here is the webpage.

    http://www.azpressurewash.com/reside...fcleaning.html

    If you look at the bottom, you will see two pictures of an orange tile roof that I did up in Hudson, Florida and then the two pictures below that of the white tile roofs, these are from a home I did in Safety Harbor, Florida.

    There's probably no telling how many other sites are out there doing this. It's probably not a bad idea to have your company name on your pictures anyway. Thanks for letting me vent Russ.

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    I love the fact if you right click on his pics they are copyright protected.

    Someone sign then up for the Low Life Awarda.
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    [QUOTE=MrKlean;99029]I'd be happy to! You may have to cut and paste, but here is the webpage.

    http://www.azpressurewash.com/reside...fcleaning.html

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    Is there a piece of equipment he doesn't have? Nice chemical and rain suits. And he serves all of North America! I bet he borrowed lots of other's labors. Make him squirm a bit.
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    In all fairness, many business owners hire web design companies to produce a website and the company owner probably has no idea that portions are ripped from other web sites. The culprit here may be Empire Advertising & Design, LLC and not AZ pressure wash. But then again ..oh just sue everyone thats what the insurance companies do.
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    But the owner should know there not his pics in the first place LOL He knows damn well he did not do the work, so he should not be showing it off like it his work but thats just my Thoughts
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    Member Sophomore Undergraduate RightWay's Avatar
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    what is it with these people? how do they expect to make it doing things like this? Jim, let us know how it turns out.
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    Member Sophomore Undergraduate RightWay's Avatar
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    look at the services this guy is offering...EVERYTHING! window tinting? no specialty there is no way to spread your self this thin and be any good, sounds like a jack of all trades master of none to me!
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    I think that guys operation is legitimately that big. Ron M posted a link to his site a while back either here or on TGS.
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    Commercial Pressure Wash Expert Power Wash & SoftWash Specialist Former PWI Administrator 15000 PLUS POSTER Russ Spence's Avatar
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    oh he is that big, his job is simple , he finds the work then finds the contractors to do it , he is just the middle man (making a killing)

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    I agree with Russ.

    If it were me the name would be changed to something else to better reflect what he does.
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    Maybe if your bought a franchise from him you could get your pics back.Just kiddin.

    This guy is a middle man for sure.I've nver heard of AZ pressurewash.

    Maybe the AZ is short for the computer censored version of another word.
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    I'll recommend faststone.org for resizing and watermarking your photos....it's very fast and you can do whole batches at once. Cool program.

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    He has a lot of stolen pics Peerlesses are on there.
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    He's using Parker West's text - don't know if it's them but not even change the wording is bad if it's not yours!

    Also, did you see the affiliation page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaProWash View Post
    He's using Parker West's text - don't know if it's them but not even change the wording is bad if it's not yours!

    Also, did you see the affiliation page?

    Celest
    Celeste,

    Thanks for the email. I checked the members database for his company. According to our records we show no past membership of his company with the UAMCC. He is certainly not a new member as we have not processed ANY
    applications under the new transition team.

    He will be notified to remove the old UAMCC logo from his affiliation page and any printed marketing material that suggest any affiliation with the UAMCC.

    Thanks for the heads up!

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    It might be the Web designer. But AZ still has to aprove it.

    AZ can do about everything but walk on water........
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    Member Junior Undergraduate Sparklean's Avatar
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    If this guy is stealing other people's pictures, he shouldn't watermark his own.

    Also, watermarks give such a false sense of security. Unless the watermark is so intrusive as to make the picture nearly useless then the watermark itself won't stop someone from using it.

    I took one of his watermarked pictures (who knows where he originally got it . . . maybe it really is his, maybe it isn't) and here's what I did.

    Oh, here's the original so you can see what it looks like.
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