Caught a Plagiarist! Stealing from Twitter! (photo)

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  1. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 12 years ago

    This man plagiarised my hub, and put it on his website. I believe that he is on twitter so that he can steal others too! nice bloke! And he is advertising a book that he has 'written' not sure what its about, but I would imagine a lot of copy and paste went on!
    Just search for Neil Warner at twitter!

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Are you sure that's his actual picture? He could have stolen the identity too for all you know. So where is the rally so we can egg this guy?

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, just put his name up on twitter and it will take you to his page. I found him on his personal site, when I looked up one of my hubs, he copied it exactly, then changed a couple of words so that he wouldn't get caught! on the top of his personal site, it had a twitter link! stupid man! so I went on a tried to find other peoples but he has too many twitters going. Grrr!

        1. Shinkicker profile image56
          Shinkickerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Nell, how did you find out he'd stolen your writing? I'd hate to think that happens to people but I guess it's easy to do.

          1. Nell Rose profile image90
            Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Hi, Shinkicker, (great name lol) I have been on the plagiarise hunt ever since I spotted one of my hubs repeated 6 times! then I found another hub, same thing, just type in your hub title in the google search box at top of your screen, you will be amazed at what pops up! once, twice, three.....etc and so on!

      2. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Wasn't this guy in Dallas or a program like it? I think he is an actor.

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Hi, he could well be, he does look a bit to clean cut to be genuine! lol unless its just me getting to suspicious! I actually recieved an email from another copier, who said that they recieve our hubs and other stuff through an automatic service and they don't know anything about it! any idea if thats true? I wonder!

  2. Reality Bytes profile image76
    Reality Bytesposted 12 years ago

    Isn't that Mitt Romney?

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know him, but it looks like it, maybe he is a complete scam! His personal site is a wordpress site, called Growing Self Esteem! good name for someone trying to knock you down!

      Here's his link to the site! ›

      1. Lisa HW profile image64
        Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Nell, I know you're not in the US.  That guy (Mitt Romney, above) was governor of Massachusetts awhile back.   lol    I may not want him as US president, but I don't think he's stealing Internet stuff.   lol  lol  (As for that guy in the first picture - whole-nother thing.   smile  )

  3. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    He's an hour away from me. Get me the address. I'll egg this guy!

    1. wilderness profile image93
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Make it ostrich eggs.  Or maybe some roc eggs. 

      Or maybe just rocks...

    2. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ha Ha great idea! I left him a stinking message on twitter, well, if he decides he likes to twitter, I can twitter too! I have always been accused of twittering on, so there!

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    Sherlock221bposted 12 years ago

    Since joining HubPages, there have been so many posts concerning stolen work, that I am afraid to post anymore than the one I have already published.  This is a major problem with the Internet.  I would never check to see if anything of mine had been copied, because there seems little that can be done if it has.

  5. Gordon Hamilton profile image93
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years ago

    Nell, it is a major problem online but I am like one of the previous posters in that I have never checked for plagiarism - it's better I don't know. Why? If I found someone stealing my content, you can bet your life they would regret it more than anything else they had ever done in their life before. I would not only assume their identity, I would actively make them guilty of every disgusting crime (within reason!) that you can imagine. I would post their name, details, photos and everything I could obtain on every dodgy site around the Web (very, very discreetly wink ) and be sure to state their confirmed beliefs to be the absolute opposite of whatever they have declared. I would never let go - the only escape from my hitlist is when I die! smile

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Gordon, well to be quite honest I did think about it myself! lol but then I thought, too much hard work! it does drive me mad though! especially when their site gets higher up google than mine! argghhhh! wheres the pea shooter? straight for the juggler, juggla.....throat! ha ha

    2. CMHypno profile image83
      CMHypnoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Bad karma Gordon! It'll come back and bite you.

      Do it all formally - email webmaster, then dmca notice to the webmaster, then if that doesn't work, report them to Google.

  6. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    Besides typing in the title of your Hub (not always going to get anything), there's also figuring out which couple of lines to search in quotes (pretty unrealistic and impractical, but that's what it would take).  There's also typing in your new subdomain.  I had some eye-opening go on when I did that too.  I got so I don't really want to know either.   mad

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yes I think the best thing to do is forget it, but make sure each hub has a copyright note and your name, especially if you put it in the actual hub itself, someone who copies it may just not see it, hopefully! thanks

  7. Alastar Packer profile image74
    Alastar Packerposted 12 years ago

    Neil should have known its not nice to fool mother nature...or our Nell.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Alastar! I may be small, but they don't call me the Jack russell for nothing! little with a big bite! lol

  8. CMHypno profile image83
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    This bottom feeder seems to be calling himself confront4love on twitter now? And he has another site called creativeconflicts com.
    Maybe we should all check there as well?

    So maybe you have already spooked him Nell? He seems to have more identities than a ........? (feel free to fill in the dots!)

    Yeah everyone confront4love aka Neil Warner is a plagarist, a content thief!

  9. CMHypno profile image83
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago


    this is the link to the articles he purports to have written on this site if you want to check if any are yours - have put a space in because I don't want him to get a free backlink!

    1. thooghun profile image94
      thooghunposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love his guarantee:

      "100% Privacy Warranteed"

      Looks like an autoblog, probably powered by a wordpress plugin.

      1. CMHypno profile image83
        CMHypnoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I wonder how many he has got scattered across the web?

        1. thooghun profile image94
          thooghunposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Even more surprisingly, he seems to have somehow retained a PR 1 despite the Panda update.

          Autoblogging only really works with an empire, so I'm guessing LOTS.

  10. Kyle Rivers profile image59
    Kyle Riversposted 12 years ago

    It's sad people don't have the inspiration to create their own hubs, so they rip other people's.

  11. seanorjohn profile image73
    seanorjohnposted 12 years ago

    Nell, well done for tracking down someone who stole your hub. The picture is almost certainly of someone else. No scammer would allow themselves to be so easily identified.I have had two direct messages to my email account from twitter - both from hubbers who are also on twitter. I clicked on the message and was warned not to proceed.Spyware and identity and bank fraud suspected. The emails came from hubbers I trust (3 years or more membership) The email also had their avatar - real photos. I was shocked before I realised they too were victims.Their reputations could be ruined if people think they are scamming.


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