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  1. After doing some searching I think this is a variation of "DHL delivery notification Adobe ID phishing scam".http://www.hoax-slayer.net/dhl-delivery-notification-adobe-id-phishing-scam/ Seems pretty much what I experienced (swap "DHL" for "bearkatautorepair" ). Basically they tell you they have information for you which requires you to log in to your Adobe account and then present you with a bogus Adobe login form. It also drops malware. I guess I didn't imagine it. I suppose there are a large number of people here with Adobe accounts who may like to be aware of this. I guess my det
  2. Perhaps you thought you were buying a photograph...... If you've looking I have some. Quite honestly the day I've had I could have done anything. I'm feeling quite old.
  3. This one was oddly convincing. I have never had a scam mail sent to me with my correct name let alone address and phone number. They also know I buy car parts online or maybe that was a coincidence. Perhaps it is to do with a parts supplier. I actually thought I'd accidentally bought something via Amazon. Not had a very good day - was rather distracted.
  4. I really do only use my email address as contact for precisely these reasons. There is one place where it is possible to find my address but that is not photo-related or social and does not include my telephone number. I suppose a link could be made but it would take quite a bit of work. Windows defender found and removed a trojan downloader and I then ran malawarebytes which found nothing. I emailed "Adobephishing" and copied the source to them. Now I've calmed down and thinking more clearly I'm actually beginning to wonder if the email tried and failed to open an acrobat document a
  5. you may be right but I don't think I have any such listings. I think I only ever publish my email address for contact
  6. Does anyone know if there is some sort of recent phishing scam/ hack at Adobe. This might be related to the Adobe hack of a few years back. I received an email purporting to be from bearkatautorepair telling me that my order would be packed and sent to me asap. It had my correct name, address and telephone number. There was a link supposedly telling me the progress of my order. I usually spot these scams fairly quickly but, because I've recently been searching a lot of car related sites and as it had my correct details I click it. To my surprise it linked me to a form with the adobe heading a
  7. First sale of this year was on the 6th. It was a picture of a tadpole. I've had eight sales so far this year mostly relating to zooms in the last few months of last year. So far this year I've had only 1 zoom (new search engine ??). That might just be due to statistical fluctuation or the holidays. If it's down to search engine I'm wondering where future sales will come from. (not panicking yet).
  8. Perhaps they are playing with the idea of individual image rankings. This was suggested years back but is yet to be implemented.
  9. I should say that, contrary to what I was led to believe yesterday, I have now been told that there was a mistake and the front-page use will be billed separately. This means that the licence description is not as inaccurate as I believed. I don't very often physically have the newspaper in my hand so when I see a newspaper sale arrive for a tiny amount I console myself with the belief that the image has been used at thumbnail size near the bottom of page 23. This came as a bit of a shock to me. So far it's barely covered the cost in time spent emailing "customer relations", photocopying tea
  10. Definite big drop in prices. No bigger book sales and newspaper prices - even printed versions look like novel use. Quite depressed about it.
  11. That's fine. I think you helped me express my point more clearly. I did not write my first post very well.
  12. The image was used twice in the same printed version of the newspaper - once inside at half page and once on the front cover by the masthead. The front cover version was accompanied by text advertising the main article inside. My interpretation of the licence agreement was that I should have been paid for both uses. I'm told that both usages are covered by this licence and therefore I conclude that the licence details I have been presented with are meaningless in almost all respects. Now I understand your reference to RF. I was not suggesting that I thought the newspaper had somehow bought t
  13. Not entirely sure what you mean. I expected to be paid for two uses. "One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within print and /or web versions," Does that simply mean the image can only be used once within one article or could be it interpreted to mean the image can be used as often as you like as long as it's included in different articles? (I'm joking - I hope!) . I enquired about both the double usage and size and was assured that the usage was within the terms of the licence. I will ask for confirmation about the multiple usage. Anyway this rather diverts from my
  14. Can we please have correct description of licence in "My sales" I do not see the point in giving so much detail in the licence description if, as an example, with newspaper sales the details are actually wrong. A recent sale of mine carried this licence information: Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Print run: up to 2 million Placement: Inside and online Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 August 2016 End: 02 August 2016 One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within print and /or web versions, with re-use of the article in other titles o
  15. I think they are saying that the image was originally sold, and priced, as a book cover but the usage use was incorrectly described as "inside". ie. the customer originally paid for a book cover use even if it was wrongly described. The price is rather less than the calculator states because Alamy do deals for regular customers who may, for instance, be bulk buying images. It is relatively unusual for images to sell at the calculator price.
  16. I got this a while back and was diverted here: From the bank of England: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/reproducing_banknotes.aspx "Under section 18(1) of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 it is a criminal offence for any person, without the prior consent in writing of the Bank of England, to reproduce on any substance whatsoever, and whether or not on the correct scale, any Bank of England banknote or any part of a Bank of England banknote. The Bank of England also owns the copyright in its banknotes." It seems to be saying BofE notes can't be copied a
  17. I've learned something from this. The image looked fine to me. I then put my reading glasses on and looked closer. I hadn't realised my unaided eyesight was so bad for this kind of work.
  18. Another oddity I am experiencing is that autofill (I assume) often puts my email address into the Alamy search box.
  19. As others have pointed out it's hosted here: https://ssli.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDQ0WDY0MA==/z/M~0AAOSwUuFW0f7z/$_86.JPG ...might have been used in an Ebay advert? I guess she got it from Google. Google image search for "cambridge tennis courts" brings it up on the third line down with the same watermarks so it probably has nothing to do with the previous zoom.
  20. Not the point I know but I wonder why the diversity algorithm hasn't dispersed them.
  21. Ah... but without seeing the rest of the tree we don't know where the centre of gravity is.
  22. In the past I've found my images on websites and had to wait about 6 months for the sale to appear in my account even after I've asked Alamy about it. What makes you think it's an infringement? They must have an account with Alamy in order for the zoom to show up in the stats.
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