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fritz

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« on: April 25, 2013, 12:12 »
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Well, within one hour I had 14 SOD dl for 13$. Looks like a fraud to me? What do you think?

 
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 18:54 by alexmk »


Poncke

« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 12:17 »
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Shutterstock doesnt have ELs for 13 dollars. Those are SODs. If they are the same subject, it would appear to be legit. And scammers dont pay top dollar for getting an image. They can get the same image for sub prices. But if you are worried, submit@shutterstock.com

« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 12:17 »
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I was just about to start the same thread.  I had dozens of "Single & Other Downloads" all show up at once.

Did you mean ELs or the "Single Downloads"?

Sure looks fishy, but here's hoping they're legit!!!!

UPDATE:  Just looked at all those Single Downloads and many of them do appear to be similar subject matter, suggesting a single buyer.  But why wouldn't someone just by a subscription?  That's what makes this look like it can't be real.  Who would do this?
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 12:21 by stockmarketer »

Poncke

« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 12:24 »
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SODs are special agreed licences. They might have had a different need for them outside the SL and EL.

« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 12:30 »
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The other thing I'm wondering is if there was a "clog" in the system that didn't flow these through to be reported as they happened, and we're seeing a big dump of them right now in our reports.

But I have had several SODs earlier in the week, so that theory might not hold water.

Could it be there's a single buyer out there buying tons of our images as SODs today?  Or did some kid swipe his parent's credit card and we're going to see these downloads erased when Daddy gets home and calls to demand a refund?

If these stay, drinks on me!!!

Anyone else seeing these?

falstafff

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 12:37 »
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Same here. Must be some delayed sales?

« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 12:42 »
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Same here. Must be some delayed sales?

But are yours of similar subject matter, suggesting a single buyer?  That would point to all of them being bought at once.  My SODs today could be grouped by a few similar themes... mostly business concepts.

« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 12:48 »
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I've got 5 for 13,50$ each all the same subject matter.

« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 12:56 »
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Someone posted a thread on the SS forum, saying that someone posted a thread on this forum.

Will be interesting to see what the response is there...



fritz

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2013, 13:00 »
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Sorry, my fault it's SOD but still strange number of Dl
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 13:04 by alexmk »

« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 13:01 »
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Oh great.

Someone in the SS forum pointed out that we could look up on the Shutterstock map on the submit main page to see where the buyer is located.

I just checked... Looks like they've been downloaded from a single location in Africa.

Maybe it's that Nigerian prince who keeps wanting to send me $14,000,000!!!

« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 13:10 »
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What's the SS contributor support email again? I only got 2 SOD sales today and I don't think this is fair.  ::)

fritz

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 13:10 »
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Oh great.

Someone in the SS forum pointed out that we could look up on the Shutterstock map on the submit main page to see where the buyer is located.

I just checked... Looks like they've been downloaded from a single location in Africa.

Maybe it's that Nigerian prince who keeps wanting to send me $14,000,000!!!
Same location here so it's most likely a fraud

« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 13:12 »
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Let the clawback-session begin!!! Or maybe not.

Interesting to see what's going to happen...

« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 13:13 »
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Oh great.

Someone in the SS forum pointed out that we could look up on the Shutterstock map on the submit main page to see where the buyer is located.

I just checked... Looks like they've been downloaded from a single location in Africa.

Maybe it's that Nigerian prince who keeps wanting to send me $14,000,000!!!
Same location here so it's most likely a fraud


Someone on SS forum pointed out that if the top left corner of the image is in the Ocean to the left of Africa, it simply means SS can't determine the buyer's location.  Other images on the map have a little dot on the upper left corner of the thumbnail, as if targeting the location.  But these SODs have no dot on the corner, which could suggest SS doesn't know the actual location of the buyer. 

Still crossing all my fingers and toes that these are legit.

ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 13:18 »
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 13:19 »
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... Still crossing all my fingers and toes that these are legit.
What a sight...  ;D


« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 13:19 »
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I've got 5 for 13,50$ each all the same subject matter.
Just got another one for 16.50 this time

« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 13:20 »
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Oh great.

Someone in the SS forum pointed out that we could look up on the Shutterstock map on the submit main page to see where the buyer is located.

I just checked... Looks like they've been downloaded from a single location in Africa.

Maybe it's that Nigerian prince who keeps wanting to send me $14,000,000!!!
Same location here so it's most likely a fraud
"Someone on MSG worry its from Africa but if the left top corner of the image is in the ocean next to Africa it means the location could not be determined." semmickphoto on the SS thread
So far I have $247 in these SODS and the amount is rising fast (a few minutes ago it was $199.50). On the SS map, they are indeed "in the ocean" and do not have the little white dot in the upper left hand corner, so I think that the location is undetermined.
One bad thing about this were it to turn out to be fraud, it probably will not be settled til after the end of the month, meaning that it will mess up my keeping records of April revenues, as I will not know if any of the sales are possibly real. I hate it when that happens.

« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 13:20 »
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Now there are a bunch showing up at $16.50 each.

Anyone seeing these?

« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 13:22 »
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Now there are a bunch showing up at $16.50 each.

Anyone seeing these?
Mine are various: $13.50; $16.50; $24

falstafff

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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 13:22 »
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Same here. Must be some delayed sales?

But are yours of similar subject matter, suggesting a single buyer?  That would point to all of them being bought at once.  My SODs today could be grouped by a few similar themes... mostly business concepts.

No not the same buyer but there are some reporting the same thing over there. Could be something funny going on?

« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2013, 13:24 »
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I've just got 4 SOD for 13.75 minutes ago.

Thank you SS!!!

« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 13:27 »
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OK good that SS support appears to be watching this thread and read my comment...

Just got another one as well  ;D

Keep em coming SS! Woooohooooo.

« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 13:27 »
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2 for 13.5$ (each)


 

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