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  1. Good day! Happy New Year! Not that I'm so greedy, but I want to find out the truth. It often happens that people come directly to me and ask, so to speak, to give them a from one of my photos. The reasons are very different - but mostly financial. Since I myself am not very rich, as a rule, I go to meet the requestor. But recently an interesting incident happened to me. A few weeks ago I have sale one of the photos (Country: Worldwide Usage: Personal use, Impresiones, tarjetas y regalos personales o referencias para artistas. Solo para un uso no comercial; no se permite la reventa. "Translation of Spanish text - Prints, cards and personal gifts or references for artists. For non-commercial use only; Resale is not allowed.'' Media: Non-commercial, one time, personal/home use 46 MB 4927 x 3263 pixels 658KB compressed Start: 03 December 2019 End: 03 December 2024). And the next day she was returned (04 December 2019) Sale refunded - Original sale date (03 December 2019). But why not an explanation for the reason for the return? I think this is a certain element of fraud, IMHO. What do you think about this, gentlemen, experienced stockers who have been working with Alamy for a long time?
  2. Hello everyone, I'm a very old contributor, but this is my first time on the forum. I'm having a serious problem and although this is going ahead for already several years time, I finally decided to ask help here on the forum. To be honest, on last year I tried to explain this issue to the Alamy support, but they couldn't help me, so I hope to find some useful feedback here. As the most of you, I have my images on sale also on several other stock agencies. One of these agencies around five years ago put my whole portfolio on sale here on Alamy, without asking my permission. But much worse than this is the fact that this agency never paid me a single cent for all the sales they made with my images. When I discussed about this with them in the past, they pretended they didn't have any sales at all, but this is absolutely impossible, because the same images are also sold by myself here and I have several sales every given month for many years. Obviously after I realized about it, I immediately asked to let me cancel my subscription as contributor to them, but they refused to do it.. can you believe it? As they are a stock agency, even if not one of the big ones, but very often my images in the search engine here on Alamy, come first under this agency name, rather than under my own portfolio.., so this means that I'm loosing lots of money that this agency is getting in my place, without even share with me my part. It's a real fraudulent action. I'm totally sure that over five years, they stolen several thousands of dollars from me. I'm not saying the name of this agency, because I'm not sure that this is allowed, but I would need to know from you, what would you do in my place. Doing a legal action against this agency, would be very expensive, because I'm located in Italy, this agency is located in Spain and Alamy in the UK, this is why I've never done it, but I'm hoping that a sort of organization that protect artists/photographers from these kind of issues might exist... Any advise, suggestion, or useful comment will be much appreciated. Thank you very much.
  3. I have just received a letter saying that there was a problem lodging the instruction with my bank for a subscription to British Journal of Photography. An order I never placed; have never even considered in last 10+ years. The letter was dated 6 August so took 3+ weeks to get to me. The Direct Debit instruction is in favour of BuckPill Ltd and the name and address on the letter is Incisive Financial Media and Buckpill are registered at the same address. The envelope has return address of Dovetail Service in Sittingbourne. It feels extremely dodgy to me and I will be raising it with BJP through their web site not the email address on the letter. Anybody else? Martin
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