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« on: July 15, 2021, 15:38 »
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whats the deal?

https://vecpho.com/

thanks


« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 03:33 »
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Looks like another scam by the folks that brought you Freepiks. They've come up before and there's a youtube video exposing them too I think. They are extremely evasive when you try and find out what it's about (someone posted their email exchange with them). I keep getting email spammed by them too.

EDIT, found the link:

https://www.microstockgroup.com/microstock-services/has-anyone-been-contacted-by-vecpho-consulting-agency-to-manage-your-portfolios/
« Last Edit: July 16, 2021, 06:40 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 04:07 »
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great thanks

« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 06:43 »
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Hi! I am Alvaro, Director of Vecpho.

Vecpho is an agency of Microstock representation. We are not fraude or scam.

We are open to work with you if you are interested!

Visit our website: vecpho.com

« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 08:25 »
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Hi! I am Alvaro, Director of Vecpho.

Vecpho is an agency of Microstock representation. We are not fraude or scam.

We are open to work with you if you are interested!

Visit our website: vecpho.com

Well, there you go.  Nice, honest people.  Not a fraude.  *snork*

« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 11:44 »
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Hi! I am Alvaro, Director of Vecpho.

Vecpho is an agency of Microstock representation. We are not fraude or scam.

We are open to work with you if you are interested!

Visit our website: vecpho.com

Well, there you go.  Nice, honest people.  Not a fraude.  *snork*

where is your proof they are a fraud? come on then, dont accuse people whithout backing otherwise its slander

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 13:45 »
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Hi! I am Alvaro, Director of Vecpho.

Vecpho is an agency of Microstock representation. We are not fraude or scam.

We are open to work with you if you are interested!

Visit our website: vecpho.com

Well, there you go.  Nice, honest people.  Not a fraude.  *snork*

where is your proof they are a fraud? come on then, dont accuse people whithout backing otherwise its slander
No accusation or slander there.

« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2021, 02:46 »
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potato potato, insinuation then without any backing

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 07:04 »
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potato potato, insinuation then without any backing
If you say so.
By the same token, they came briefly on here and claimed to be genuine, without any backing

« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2021, 17:13 »
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i spoke to them, seem genuine, but whatever, everybody has made their mind up on the back of a russian youtube video, lol

« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2021, 04:12 »
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i spoke to them, seem genuine, but whatever, everybody has made their mind up on the back of a russian youtube video, lol

Didnt they also tell you that they had no connection to Freepik, which they clearly do (founded by one of the main guys at Freepik and have Freepik associates giving the only endorsements)?

My assessment isnt to do with the video (aside from that helping expose the connections to the Freepik ambassadors). A 2 minute look at their website should have alarm bells ringing for anyone.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2021, 05:56 »
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i spoke to them, seem genuine, but whatever, everybody has made their mind up on the back of a russian youtube video, lol
Is 'Russian YouTube video' code for something I'm not hep to?
Otherwise I've no idea what you're talking about.
I haven't made up my mind. I'm just saying they have done, said or shown nothing which engenders any confidence.
We've (mostly) all been bitten before by much more credible players.

« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2021, 08:47 »
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i spoke to them, seem genuine, but whatever, everybody has made their mind up on the back of a russian youtube video, lol

Didnt they also tell you that they had no connection to Freepik, which they clearly do (founded by one of the main guys at Freepik and have Freepik associates giving the only endorsements)?

My assessment isnt to do with the video (aside from that helping expose the connections to the Freepik ambassadors). A 2 minute look at their website should have alarm bells ringing for anyone.

i said they had nothing to do with freepik, in other words, your images do not go up on freepik and they are not looking to give your images away for free. what they do is, look at agencies where you are NOT selling yet and add your images to their portfolio for that agency and you get paid for sales. of course with a middle man you get less than selling direct, but if your images are not with an agency you make nothing. ,

anyway, i think they are legit, just dont want to handover my personal data to them in light of the recent events at 123,

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2021, 13:10 »
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2021, 01:24 »
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It is not a scam at all. No scammer would great a such a open website.

It does the below:

We are managing to get to many platforms with the best economic and strategic distribution. We do not sell your content for you, instead we send your work to several online vendors that already do a great job of marketing and selling your content.

To me it is simply another service like Blackbox and Wirestock. They only use other words ;).

Mirco

« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2021, 23:05 »
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Good point Mirco

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2021, 07:03 »
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Hi! I am Alvaro, Director of Vecpho.

Vecpho is an agency of Microstock representation. We are not fraude or scam.

We are open to work with you if you are interested!

Visit our website: vecpho.com

Well, there you go.  Nice, honest people.  Not a fraude.  *snork*

where is your proof they are a fraud? come on then, dont accuse people whithout backing otherwise its slander

Minor diversion for educational and language in posts.

Libel = Tangible: Print, writing or pictures.    
Slander = Intangible: Spoken words or gestures.

Writing on a forum would be Libel not slander.

Personally, since I already use Wirestock I don't need another distribution channel that covers the same places. That makes no sense?

I suppose when people get ideas, they look at new ideas that are a success. WS is a success. I'd expect to see more and more copies and efforts. Kind of like how Microstock exploded in the beginning years.


« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2021, 17:04 »
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thanks for that grammar lesson, chnanged my life, cant wait for your next eye opener

« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 18:02 »
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Personally, since I already use Wirestock I don't need another distribution channel that covers the same places. That makes no sense?
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i realize you know this, but would also be a ToS violation since WS only takes images not available elsewhere

« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2021, 00:59 »
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Hi everyone, My name is Halay Alex, here is my portfolio newbielink:https://www.shutterstock.com/g/halayalex?rid=883822 [nonactive]
I want to leave my review here about Vechpo company. I have been working with them for 2 years. They helped me to make very lucrative deals with different Photobanks and increased my income but  I can't write more specifically because nondisclosure agreements have been signed with both Vechpo and Photobanks.
I can only say that in my case I was lucky to make more than 3 deals. There is no deception. They are not a fraud. You just cooperate on mutually beneficial terms.

« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2021, 08:36 »
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Hi everyone, My name is Halay Alex, here is my portfolio https://www.shutterstock.com/g/halayalex?rid=883822
I want to leave my review here about Vechpo company. I have been working with them for 2 years. They helped me to make very lucrative deals with different Photobanks and increased my income but  I can't write more specifically because nondisclosure agreements have been signed with both Vechpo and Photobanks.
I can only say that in my case I was lucky to make more than 3 deals. There is no deception. They are not a fraud. You just cooperate on mutually beneficial terms.

This is your first post? Nothing like promoting them  8)

« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2021, 17:35 »
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Hi! I am Alvaro, Director of Vecpho.

Vecpho is an agency of Microstock representation. We are not fraude or scam.

We are open to work with you if you are interested!

Visit our website: vecpho.com

The english on your site is terrible... the percentages and the money involved are hidden. Your business location is not visible, but I guess it's from spain. I would surely not get involved with you, there's too many undisclosed stuff.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2021, 09:12 »
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thanks for that grammar lesson, chnanged my life, cant wait for your next eye opener

OK next lesson: Scientific Method

question, hypothesize, experiment, collect data, conclude, communicate.

Something that there could be more of instead of, some people who come to conclusions, without collecting data or observing past, what they imagine, or driven by personal bias?  :)

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Personally, since I already use Wirestock I don't need another distribution channel that covers the same places. That makes no sense?
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i realize you know this, but would also be a ToS violation since WS only takes images not available elsewhere

Good point that I was actually overlooking because I wasn't going to join. Now I'm taking a closer look because they offer some agencies that I don't send anything to.

It appears they, VECPHO, distribute to many agencies that Wirestock does not. The FAQ says they charge a commission, but doesn't say what it is? I can't see where I could select agencies, that I don't already contribute to myself or through Wirestock.

Now for the possible answer to the conclusions and discussion, further up the thread.

lvaro Garca, CEO of Vecpho After years being Growth and Account Manager in Freepik Company, leading an exploration around the world in different Conferences in Bangkok, Baku I was watching about what the authors were looking for to improve their skills, and how to increase their incomes. Also, getting in contact with different authors around the world, I see there were some needs which one a project as Vecpho could help all of them. So, after left Freepik Company, I started an own finance startup, Loonfy, but with the time, I received several demands from Microstock authors, asking me to help them to distribute their portfolios. In that way, I acquire Vecpho project, and we started months ago with a better image of the agency to create value for the authors of this Stock Market.



Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2021, 11:35 »
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The english on your site is terrible... the percentages and the money involved are hidden. Your business location is not visible, but I guess it's from spain. I would surely not get involved with you, there's too many undisclosed stuff.

Who would sign up for unknown commission (bold in your post) or what's really behind the place? Let me add, they say dozens of sites but don't say who or what they are. Sending a message to contact us on their site, Half the page is in English the other looks Spanish, then I Clicked send and I got, "There was an error sending your message."

They need to get organized and post useful information that artists would want, on their website. I can accept language issues, but missing the critical important information for an artist is just a terrible flaw.



REALLY? I'm highly suspicious about the claims and this place, something just doesn't seem right.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2021, 11:45 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2021, 12:56 »
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They offered me $2000 upfront if I sign some "Collaboration Statement" giving them a non-exclusive right to distribute my files. With only 200-ish files to give them, I conclude they're either deluded, or maybe they have access to some unknown marketplace (very doubtful). I played it safe, I ignore them.

« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2021, 20:27 »
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They offered me $2000 upfront if I sign some "Collaboration Statement" giving them a non-exclusive right to distribute my files. With only 200-ish files to give them, I conclude they're either deluded, or maybe they have access to some unknown marketplace (very doubtful). I played it safe, I ignore them.

Send them 20-30 images you don't use anywhere, and tell them they have 6 month to prove their utility...

« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2021, 05:54 »
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Personally, since I already use Wirestock I don't need another distribution channel that covers the same places. That makes no sense?
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i realize you know this, but would also be a ToS violation since WS only takes images not available elsewhere
No wirestock only takes images for the places they supply that are exclusive. You could upload to istock myself and wirestock for what agencies I pick. Not exclusive. Doesn't matter Vecpho is a scam that has nothing behind the claims.


« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2021, 09:43 »
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I've been working with Vechpo for a year and a half. This became especially true after Shutterstock cut payments. I am completely satisfied with our cooperation. I got some great deals and made good money from it. After this, the motivation to actively engage in stocks appeared again.
Here is my portfolio newbielink:https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/g/Svetlana+Sokolova27 [nonactive]


 

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