Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Someone pretending to be me!!

Well, what a surprise greeted me this morning. I discovered a website, which I have joined in order to be able to post on their forums, called www.uniteddogs.com. I found that someone calling herself drawanne has posted quite a few of my paintings on there and pretended they are hers. She has also made an album called Angel and posted photos in it, some of which are Angel and some of which aren't, and also called Angel a boy which I don't think my little girl would be very pleased about!

On a more serious note, I am extremely worried that she will somehow get people to send her money for her to paint their dog and so I have been posting on there telling people to come through my website or email which, in case anyone from uniteddogs is reading this, is info@azpaintings.com  It's a little hard to be sure as she is Lithuanian and online translation isn't that brilliant!

Anyway, I suppose this is a warning to all of us to google our names every once in a while to make sure nothing untoward is happening.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

When someone has no talent so they steal it from other... :)

Anne said...

Report her/him to the forum mods straight away. This could potentially build up into a scam am you need to nip it in the bud fast.

Serena Lewis said...

Yes, report her to the Forum moderators or someone who runs the forums in general. They will have her removed from the site.

Anne Zoutsos said...

Thank you all so much. I have found this surprisingly upsetting - I would have thought I would be made of sterner stuff! I just can't understand what pleasure anyone would get from pretending to be someone else. As it was in a forgeign language, I was worried that people would have been sending her deposits to paint their dogs. Phew! Anyway, it seems all has ended well. Thanks again to those who have emailed me, left comments here and written on facebook :))