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Disturbing new trend: STOLEN BOARDS

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I've noticed a disturbing trend on Pinterest @PinterestGabby - whole boards being stolen and redirected to spam sites. 

Here's my board (PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS ONE DOWN):

https://www.pinterest.com/theburntsunsetnovel/the-summer-happy-relationship-poetry/ 

Here are two boards that steal my text, the pins, use the same board description, and use a similar board title all while sending people to another URL. 

https://www.pinterest.com/bettyearly470482/the-summer-happy-relationship-poetry/ 

https://www.pinterest.com/allisongarcia352806/the-summer-happy-relationship-poetry/ 

How do I get this spammer banned for life without messing up my impressions? I'm so tired of losing pins to people like this. I don't have the energy to report the 21 pins on each board that they stole and redirected to another website. They are even redirecting a story on each board. 

Why doesn't Pinterest start pursuing legal action against these people? I spend hours per day making content just to have it stolen within days.

This totally sucks and it ruins my brand. All the while my impressions go all over the place. When Pinterest responds to me I would like a detailed description of how action was pursued against these spammers. I'm tired of the DCMA form letters. 

Chris

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@theburntsunsetnovel not within days, some steal within minutes after I publish a pin...this is really disturbing and I don't know when they plan to fix it, I've reported over 1000 profiles - none of them is deleted or the URL blocked.

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@beautybitesorg There is a lawsuit pending in California about Pinterest encouraging copyright violations. If that artist is successful I imagine a class action suit can't be far behind. 

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I have the same issue. But I dont know how I can check where my stolen pins end up. Could you help me with that?

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@theburntsunsetnovel   Wow Chris, this is disturbing... I had no idea this was happening. How did you find these stolen boards, so I can check mine to see if they've been hijacked?

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@foodiehomechef I typed my board name into the search bar. Under where my board showed up I clicked all boards named "Summer Happy Relationship Poetry".

The two fake boards in this case "only" stole a story and all my pictures but not any of my poetry that I place in between the pictures. I'm going to post a picture now to my board and time how long it takes to be stolen. 

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I don't know why the "The International Stage" boards show up in the search, but they seem weird too.

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The stolen board point to this user  https://www.pinterest.com/wepicy/pins/  and this website https://quoteshole.com/ after you get beyond the stolen board name and click on a stolen pin. It's a double layer of duplicity. The real stealer is hiding behind fake accounts. 

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@theburntsunsetnovel just reported this one too......Lisa

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 Honestly, I'm afraid to report much of anything these days. These scumbags have nothing to lose... and when they retaliate it does a lot of damage 😞

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