ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement

HELP! I've Received A LARGE Bill For An Image I've Used. Advice Please!

I am overwhelmed right now.

An image of a cocktail, that I'm sure I found on iStockPhoto.com, has brought me a bill from Getty Images for $780.00. 

$780.00!!!!

I am so confused, scared and sick to my stomach.

When I use images I am pretty sure I'm using them from free sites - how else would I get the images?!

I've so scared now I feel like taking down both of my blogs - that I've had for over 4 years - because I'm terrified this is going to happen again.

Advice please?  HELP!

Views: 447

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

This would terrify me, and is the exact reason I only use photos I take or a sponsor provides for me. You can't be too safe!

Interesting. That is why it is very important not only credit photographers for work but to make sure you know where th eimage comes from.

Deb,

I never properly thanked you for your advice so... Thank You!  Your words helped me through a stressful time.  

I just received an e-mail from someone else going through this and will share all the information I can find.

Thanks again! :->

Deb Bixler said:

Most likely is is a scam to get money. They won't quit but I ran this buy an attorney and he said ignore them. Chances are they are not for real and if only 1% pay up their scam works.

Take the image down. Apologize and then ignore them is what I did. If it is only one image even if they are legit, the fee would be cost prohibitive for them to peruse. (I am not a lawyer and I am not giving you legal advice.) LOL

Reply to Discussion

RSS

FOLLOW US

OUR BLOG

How Lauren Lake is Helping Women Change Their Lives


You might know Lauren Lake well from the hit courtroom show Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, but did you know that she is also an ardent, all-around go-getter and believer in limitless living? In a recent conversation with Lake, we learned that she…

OUR DAILY PINS

Latest Activity

Profile IconCandace Towner, Diaries of a Working Mommy, Andrea Capistran and 2 more joined Mom Bloggers Club
29 minutes ago
Shelby Stover commented on Mom Bloggers Club's group 'Newbie Bloggers'
1 hour ago
Wanda Jefferson posted a video

The Simple Message That Brought This Middle School Class to Tears

The Powerful Message About A Mother's Love Watch Marc's Life-Changing Story at http://www.thinkpoz.org - Available on DVD for the first time ever. Like My Fa...
3 hours ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Zooey Barnett's blog post Bugaboo Donkey - great stroller for one or two kids!
3 hours ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Melia Rianita's blog post Baby Necklace for Teething
3 hours ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Wanda Jefferson's blog post A Sunday Quote All About YOU!
3 hours ago
Wanda Jefferson posted a status
""Don't envy someone else's ministry, live out your own"-Wanda Jefferson"
3 hours ago
Wanda Jefferson posted a status
"Keep those enduring terrible weather conditions in prayer!"
3 hours ago

Advertisement

TRENDING BLOG POSTS

Loading… Loading feed

© 2017   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service