Thief Alert

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  1. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    The following user at the site Papatoto.com has been posting hubpage user content.

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article_members-profile_Gelal  (remove the space, I dont give backlinks to thieves)

    So far i have only noticed  articles by CMHYPNO  (on apple cider vinegar), myself, MoneyGlitch (butt naked ice swimming)and RCMcCrayne (vegggie burgers)

    They seem to all have been the top/hot hubs at one point.

    ( http://papatoto.com/article_members-profile_Gelal_5)(nevermind this users lifetime is so short, the backlink wont help)

    but every article i checked was stolen from somewhere and i dont expect only 5 of 140 were from hubpages.




    The site owners contact email is:

    ryanliu@papatoto.com


    I have emailed and requested complete removal of the user from his site. ( With the suggestion that would be an easier solution than dealing with the dozens of DMCA notices that will come his way for lack of compliance)

    If You find your own articles there I suggest you do the same.

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    also an article by wandererh was stolen

    and stephhicks68

    Thats 7 hubbers with  content stolen and hosted on another site.

  3. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/european-islands-vacation

    stolen and rehosted

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Unusual-Ways-To … ney-Online

    stolen and rehosted

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Vegetarian-Burg … er-Recipes

    stolen and rehosted

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Butt-Naked-Ice-Swimming

    (this one has also been copied and reposted by the Hubpage user  Ruanz3 at xomba (its ok, to bookmark any content you like anywhere, but this formerly active hubpage user has copied the content from hubs he has not written which is not kosher)



    http://hubpages.com/hub/bestwaytolosebellyfatfast

    stolen and rehosted

    http://hubpages.com/hub/what-a-good-wif … er-husband

    stolen and rehosted

    1. dawnM profile image63
      dawnMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank-you so much or the heads up on this article, just checked it out, even put up the sam pictures...what a joke!

  4. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    There are more, but im done looking.

    Take a peek, see if your own or friends work you recognize has been stolen.

  5. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    Heres one of Gaz Cooper or cgull that was cribbed
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Belizes-Great-B … rth-Diving

    My 12 belly fat foods was cribbed

    and I see there is a 60 dc rss feed hub there too.I thought 60 dc was invented on hubpages.

  6. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Thats the hub that alerted me to the thief

  7. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago
  8. Aficionada profile image86
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I tried scrolling through her index to check titles, and I could not get past the third page of her articles.  Does that mean anything?

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I dont think so, since Im presently looking at them myself - the stolen hubs that I recognized were all posted 100 -110 days ago.

  9. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago
  10. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up sunforged.  For some reason the Apple Cider Vinegar hub has been a thief magnet, and it has already been copied on several sites

  11. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago
  12. englightenedsoul profile image59
    englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

    Almost everything is copied there...And also I see that it has been more than 3 months and like Aficionada, I also could not browse through after 3rd page. 

    Can I report too even if my hub is not copied(I mean adsense)

    Thanks for letting us know!!

  13. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Most-Beauti … en-Over-40

    that is from sabreblade here at HP,

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-LoveHate-Facebook

    and I saw of course SF's RSS hub



    just use the back or previous arrow

  14. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I find that adsense notification is rarely necessary when the thief is not the site owner. When its this obvious, the site owner just hits delete to avoid a headache.

    of course, your welcome to email the site owner, simply to show support and make it very clear that hubpage users dont sit still when stolen from.

    ive contacted site owners for theft of content that wasnt my own.

    1. englightenedsoul profile image59
      englightenedsoulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will also do the same and show my support and solidarity!!

      Update: Emailed the site owner.

  15. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    site owner notified me that my stolen article has been removed. That doesnt satisfy me, I want the thief's entire account deleted.

    If your hub has been stolen it seems the site owner, is at least willing to delete the stolen content when contacted.

  16. dsm091 profile image58
    dsm091posted 7 years ago

    Check this one out.  Stolen.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Rid-Of-Think-Point-Virus

    http://www.booshnews.com/2010/11/04/thi … int-virus/

    I asked the contact to remove.  We will see.

  17. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Beware Papatoto.com hosts stolen content

    Papatoto scam

  18. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I emailed Money Glitch already! It is funny because her copied hub -- Butt Naked etc -- adsense was disabled here at HP and the one who copied it is earning from it, LOL

    1. Money Glitch profile image78
      Money Glitchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      He's GETTING Adsense off of that hub!!!!
      Now if that's not enough to make me spit fire...
      http://i13.tinypic.com/632uqub.jpg
      I argued with and always felt HP was being way too sensitive on that hub, simply because of the words 'butt naked'.

      Thanks for the e-mail Maita and SunForged thanks for letting us all know. I'm off to e-mail the site owner now... I'll post my results, later grrrrhhhh!

  19. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Thanks sunforged.  I used the email address that you provided for the site owner to ask my article be removed, and inquired why the user Gelal was not removed.  Time I should have been spending to prepare for my peds eval!  hmm

  20. dsm091 profile image58
    dsm091posted 7 years ago

    They removed it already.

    1. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mine was promptly removed too.

  21. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Thank You so much sunforged.  This is insane!

  22. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    it's great to know someone is watching out for us...
    i checked and didn't find any one mine...
    i guess t pays to be mediocre..LOL big_smile
    maybe we shouldn't have numbers showing on each profile or hubs...only have them available on the hubbers control panel...

  23. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    This hub on "Real vampires" has been copied http://hubpages.com/hub/Real-Vampires original writer CrazyHorseGhost on scam site papatoto.com


    I will be contacting GoDaddy and Adsense - the site owner has had ample warning to deal with the thief, any one with a modicum of net savvy can tell all this users content is stolen and failure to react can only be seen as acceptance of the practice.

  24. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    another stolen hub -

    original - crazyhorseghost http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Chili-Recipe-Ever

    copy - ht tp://papatoto.com/article/895979295239/Best_Chili_Recipe_Ever

  25. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    stolen hub

    shailinis http://hubpages.com/hub/10-Things-that- … bout-Girls

    reposted as:

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article/679842177586/10_Things_that_Guys_Love_about_Girls

  26. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    boss number 1's http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Joys-and-Pa … Being-Tall



    stolen and reposted by scam website papatoto.com

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article/273648946824/The_Joys_and_Pains_of_Being_Tall

  27. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Thank You sunforged for protecting we Hubbers from our material being stolen.  I appreciated the time you are giving to this matter.  Again, Thanks.

  28. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-are-ways-o … a-Mountain

    by Adeline85  stolen by scam website papatoto.com reposted here:

    h ttp://papatoto.com/article/396163995594/What_are_ways_of_Climbing_a_Mountain

  29. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Anime-Quotes-Sayings

    by anime-nanet

    stolen by pirate website papatoto.com

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article/183333463713/Anime_Quotes_and_Sayings_-_Best_of_Anime

    hmm, you think the theft is at a large enough level that Hubpages corporate should step in?

    1. englightenedsoul profile image59
      englightenedsoulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They should definitely step in.  Infact every article there is copied mostly the ones that were in the "Hot" and "Best" Feed.  I will have to carefully check again if some of my hubs are stolen too.

  30. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Most-Controvers … st-Century

    by edweirdo

    stolen by theft site papatoto.com

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article/283253884835/Most_Controversial_Movies_of_The_21st_Century

  31. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/BidCactus---A-N … of-Auction

    by nicomp

    stolen by site that hosts stolen content papatoto.com

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article/793168126393/BidCactus_-_A_New_and_Different_Type_of_Online_Auction?

  32. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages Staff Member Maddie Ruuds Hub

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Curio_Shop

    stolen and reposted by scam site papatoto.com

    ht tp://papatoto.com/article/416654547469/Free_Webkinz_Guide_-_Curio_Shop_and_Gem_Mine_Tips


    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4926598654_981f0fea9e_z.jpg


    That seems like a direct insult to me, this piddling little site is copying staff members content! They have been notified about the large amount of copied hubpages content they are hosting and failed to respond in a timely manner.

    Crush em!

  33. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    This may sound novice, but how does a hubber know if an article has been ripped-off other than when a very savvy hubber like you alerts us? By the way, it's nice to know you have a huge amount of integrity Sunforged and a wonderful team spirit.

    1. englightenedsoul profile image59
      englightenedsoulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can paste a unique para of your hub in google and see the google search results.  Alternatively, you can go to the site that SF mentions and directly search for your hubs by title, these copycats dont even change that!!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yikes! They seem very bold. Thank you for the advice englightenedsoul, your response is appreciated.

  34. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I was notified by the Hubpage feature (the little copyright symbol) , when scanning the users hub titles I noticed many that I recognized.

    There really is no surefire way to check for dupes outside of manually searching random strings of your text in google or using a paid service that does such a thing for you.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SF. Not that I have any reason to worry about my hubs being used, but over time, this may be a concern. Thanks for everything by the way. You're a good leader here on HP.

  35. englightenedsoul profile image59
    englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

    k9keystrokes you can also visit http://www.hubdefender.com/ and type in the url of your hubs to see if they are copied elsewhere.

    I think Edweirdo(a 60dc participant) is now providing basic account for free.  May certainly help.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Outstanding! I will surely pop over to see what the deal may be. Thanks again.

    2. Edweirdo profile image86
      Edweirdoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, there are still free memberships available at HubDefender!

  36. Money Glitch profile image78
    Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

    Hhhmmm, that was fast mine has been removed.  I guess the owner is beginning to feel the heat.  But, I agree with SF, the member should be shut down obviously they've copied a lot of work done by others...

    Thanks again, SF, if I haven't told you lately, "I really appreciate all the help you've given me as well as others" smilebig_smile  http://i40.tinypic.com/14t3nyc.jpg

    1. SiddSingh profile image60
      SiddSinghposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      +1 smile

    2. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you MG - Im glad your content was removed

  37. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    WAR HAS BEEN DECLARED!!!

    Article of War posted directly on Offender's Site!!

    Read and comment....

    http://papatoto.com/article/56264829851 … cle_Sites?

    Interesting Author.... Detective IW Kickurarse

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      done smile

      Nice.

    2. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your comments will ensure that these guys think twice about doing this BS again.... And will also give Defective KickButt a vastly improved web presence! I think he's a Great Commodity for us here! hmm

    3. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile Hilarious

  38. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    Thank you SF!

    I have just signed up with HubDefender (got a free account!) and ran a search on some of my Hubs.

    A couple come back as having been used by someone else... Me.

    A few weeks ago I shut down a HubPages account and opened a new one as myself, slightly renaming some Hubs and taking them to the new account.

    I was told in the forums that when an account is removed, the Hubs are deleted. Luckily it is only me copying my work, but is there anything I can do to fix this?

    Thanks again for the heads up on the bogus site and on HubDefender.

    An elephant stamp for your efforts!

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4093023.gif



    Edit... Have since found that my old Hubs are gone, but URL of some remain. Any ideas anyone?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They'll disappear shortly when they move out of google's cache. It can take a few weeks I believe, but it'll go so don't worry.

      1. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Phew! Thanks Izzy. smile

  39. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for all your great information Sunforged - I have just got an email from the site saying that the article has been removed.

  40. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Yep.... Good Boy Sunforged smile
    Love that KickButt move hmm

  41. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Good work SF! I commented on the site too, but I really really didn't like given them traffic and exposure. If you read their front pages, each article lists how many times they had been read, and most of them were single figures.
    The site owner probably thought it was Christmas when he saw the stats from our visits. (there are always a lot more people visit sites listed here than there are commenters).

  42. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
    Hmrjmr1posted 7 years ago

    Dittos to all of the above Great Work Folks!

  43. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Get-My-K … e-Services

    This one has been copied -it was written by Mark Daniels - I'll send him an email but he doesn't look to active on HP anymore.

  44. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    And the Tsunami one - pretty sure they are all copied.

  45. Susan Ng profile image91
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up. I signed up for HubDefender after reading this forum thread and found a handful of my hubs copied on other sites and even made into video presentations without my permission. yikes Now I'm wondering if I should add a copyright statement at the end of each of my hubs. yikes

  46. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    you can, but it doesn't deter them if they want it. a few weeks ago I found one of my personal accounts of my time in Paris was stolen and the guy had changed pronouns to the feminine when talking about his romantic partner! I felt so violated!! I contacted the owner and it was removed. some of these jerks simply go to the front page or the best hubs and steal them, and yes, some of them have accounts here!

    good work Detective Kickbutt!!

  47. dawnM profile image63
    dawnMposted 7 years ago

    Thank-you prettydark horse for letting me know, this is the second one of mine that has been stolen that I am aware of and another hubber told me about the first so, thank-you all for looking out for each other...

  48. Victoria Stephens profile image72
    Victoria Stephensposted 7 years ago

    Good on you for letting us all know!  Thanks.xxx

  49. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    OK, is it lame that nothing of mine was worth stealing?  lol  lol

  50. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    The thief had 140 stolen articles...now only 7 remain!

    Good Job hubpages! you not only defended your own work - but also the work of another 100 authors who may never have known they were stolen from.


    to bad, we already ranked this thread for "papatoto scam" .. guess, admin should have done the right thing a little bit quicker?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Pg_124_-_Pirates_Used_to_Do_That_to_Their_Captains_Now_and_Then_(bw).jpg Death to pirates and thieves smile

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      looks like only one stolen article remains for that user! (the other 6 are about nepal where the user claims to hail from)

      1. lakeerieartists profile image75
        lakeerieartistsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        How did you find out about this anyway?

        1. Pearldiver profile image80
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          He has a NOSE for BS! smile

 
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