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Default Scammers are using ads/photos from classifieds and reposting to Facebook

Scammers are copying photos/ads and reposting on facebook. It is happening more frequently in the last few weeks. Here is a screenshot of a FB ad that was stolen from Jason's ad here (SuperNovaSS). Note these scammers "hide" behind fake names and google voice phone numbers and are usually based overseas.

I propose making classified ads visible to paid members only to solve this problem.
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Jose, thanks!


This has been brought up and talked about in the recent past. Let me get with Steve...
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Good looking out Jose. Was is my deck that gave it away?

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Jose, I will look into perhaps adding a watermark to pics. To do that I would need to add picture hosting which adds to site maintenance costs. I am waiting on hosting cost estimate. Not showing sale adds to non-contributing members would impact those selling because 75k guest and non-contributing members visiting the site monthly would no longer see classifieds ads.
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Good looking out Jose. Was is my deck that gave it away?

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It was a combination of the writing style, how the photo was taken, and yes the deck of course. I can always spot a JB ad from a mile away.
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It was a combination of the writing style, how the photo was taken, and yes the deck of course. I can always spot a JB ad from a mile away.
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Even just reading through Ebay headings. Many neat things you don't see everyday.
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I too abhor this practice, but have also sold to new members (not necessarily paid members) that I believe created a profile here to specifically message me to buy something I have listed here, and no where else...

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