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Please note that PICS has always properly licensed the images used in our clients websites – however fake emails are being sent to businesses claiming images on their website violate copyright infringement.

An excellent article by Liz Eisworth talks about these fake emails (or web form submissions) claiming copyright infringement and the article can be read in full here.

As a public service announcement, we are posting a new variant of the email/form submission received by one of our clients on 5-25-21.  As Liz notes in her article – “the text and phrasing of the email has been updated to sound more professional quoting U.S. Copyright statutes.  Since we’ve had so many reports of this phishing scam, we wanted to spread the word about it since it uses a fairly effective scare tactic against businesses.”

Again, if you do get this email, or via your website form – simply ignore it.

  • It is not real. It is a phishing attempt.
  • Do not click on the link (it will almost certainly contain Malware or a Virus)
  • Do not reply to the email (you’ll get more phishing emails!).

Below is a copy of the most recent version sent to our client on May 25, 2021:

My name is Barbara.

Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally.

Check out this report with the URLs to my images you used at exampledomain.com and my previous publications to find the proof of my copyrights.

Download it now and check this out for yourself:

https://URLREDACTED/download?d=URL-REDACTED (notice the URL has “download” in it. If you click on it, you will be prompted to download a file that most certainly contains MALWARE. DO NOT CLICK ON IT”.

I really believe that you willfully violated my legal rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damages as high as $130,000 as set-forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.

This message is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials referenced above. Please be aware as a company, the DMCA requires you, to remove or/and disable access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notice. If you do not cease the utilization of the above mentioned copyrighted content a law suit can be commenced against you.

I do have a good self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably infringing is not permitted by the legal copyright proprietor, its legal agent, as well as legislation.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am the legal copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Best regards,
Barbara Wegner

Please note that PICS has always properly licensed the images used in our clients websites – however fake emails are being sent to businesses claiming images on their website violate copyright infringement.

Again, if you do get this email, or via your website form – simply ignore it.

  • It is not real. It is a phishing attempt.
  • Do not click on the link (it will almost certainly contain Malware or a Virus)
  • Do not reply to the email (you’ll get more phishing emails!).

An excellent article by Liz Eisworth talks about these fake emails (or web form submissions) claiming copyright infringement and the article can be read in full here.

PICS International Corporation

Head Office
20222 Hague Rd Suite 200,
Noblesville, IN 46062

Canadian Branch
Toronto, ONT

Toll Free 1-888-299-7669
Tel: (317) 299-7669

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Luke James
Luke James
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Dave is an excellent resource... I use him for absolutely anything I have to do for my company on the web. He effectively moved my website (which he didn't build to the top of Google) and we saw some amazing results. We then decided it was time to update our web page after a few years and we had Dave design and launch our new website. He then effectively took that site to the front page of the search engines as well. I can't say enough on how important his role has been in our web presence (he is all of it) and helping our business to succeed.
Aaron wilson
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Incredible team and operation ! The CEO is personal, creative and professional. Our business is growing because of our relationship with PICS INTL.
Michael Gough (JMG Products)
Michael Gough (JMG Products)
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Excellent CompanyThis is the second website Dave PICS International has done for us, the company and staff are top notch in Website Design and Marketing. Dave is very informational and on top of the newest trends. If you want a website that is totally Responsive and SEO optimize with Online Marketing and Social Media Pics International is your one stop shop. Oh ya and their prices are very reasonable.
Daniel branisel
Daniel branisel
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Pics International has been handling my company Clean Air Americas internet marketing and website development for the last 3 years and have done a great job...Dave and his staff are very informative and knowledgeable to the various website marketing and promotional techniques availableHighly recommend!!!
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Nicole Wright
Nicole Wright
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Pics International has been nothing but timely, affordable, trustworthy and patient. Dave P. has worked diligently with us to establish the website we desired, which actually turned out to be above and beyond anything we really imagined. I will and do highly recommend Dave P. with Pics for any marketing and design projects.
Susanna Sharples
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Dave built our company’s website years ago and has been such a pleasure to work with. He always comes into the office with a smile on his face and tons of good ideas. PICS International does more than just make a website, they works with you to create something you are proud to show off, something that encompasses the uniqueness of your individual company. Dave manages to have a designers creativity and the strong work ethic of a coder.
Eric Grabovsky
Eric Grabovsky
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Dave Does a great job he’s been marketing Guru now for five years!Thank you for all the hard work!
Corbin Stout
Corbin Stout
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Dave is great to work with and is always looking for new ways to make us more relevant on google searches.Highly recommended!
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
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Dave is great to work with at PICS International! Professional and super-responsive to my frequent questions and requests. I was hesitant to even do this new website project. But I am glad I did as they made it fairly painless and it keeps getting better!
Chuck Jordan
Chuck Jordan
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Our business was on a down hill slide about a year and a half ago as we were not familiar with the mechanics of internet advertising. We contacted Dave as he was highly recommended and he immediately went to work. Within a short period of time our business started to improve due to his efforts and the results were outstanding. Dave's expertise paid off and he soon had our company in a prime slot on Google. There were still a few rough spots which were attributed to our out dated web site. We then contracted Dave to create a totally new site and the results were stunning. Once completed, this again elevated us to even a better position on Google and our business has continued to increase every since. We can't thank Dave enough for his expertise, hard work, honesty and dedication in really digging in, finding our problems and solving them. We are now competing with the "big dogs" in our profession. He is a true professional and we, without hesitation, highly recommend both he and his company. Chuck Jordan, JORDAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC Licensed Private Investigator
Sylvia Gordon
Sylvia Gordon
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The team at PICS has helped us for over ten years achieve our digital marketing goals. From web design and landing pages to videos and logos. They put us on the map with YouTube (and we were very reluctant to film but they insisted—and they were right!!). And they are a pleasure to work with.
Brandon Schultz
Brandon Schultz
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You cannot ask for a better partner on the web than PICS International. It is clear the PICS builds it reputation on knowledge, execution and service. You will receive more than you expect and results which will help you be the most competitive in your field. Each PICS project brings value to my business.
Michelle McPike Morin
Michelle McPike Morin
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Scott and Dave have been great to work with in getting our webpage set up and helping us set up our Google My Business account. They have answered our questions and respond quickly to our 'how-to' requests. They are helping us learn to use the tools to grow our business for the future. Thank you, guys!
Gregory Klink
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Charidy Clubbe
Charidy Clubbe
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Dave and his staff are great! I dreaded the process of setting up a new website and knew nothing about how to go about advertising through Google Ad Words. They made the process so simple. I now have a beautiful website and with their help through managing my google ad words - we are generating at least one new lead a week!!
M.R. Arnett
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Professional and excellent to work with!
A Adams
A Adams
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This is a first-rate company. We run a small business and don't have the staff to handle our online marketing. Dave Philpott and his team take excellent care of us. They develop strategy and monitor results to maximize our advertising dollars.Highly recommend.
Stacey Noss
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I have used PICS to update my website, convert it to a format that is smart phone friendly and for search engine optimization. They are a great resource. Having both skills in marketing and internet/computers is an awesome combination that is not always easy to find and affordable. Especially on a limited/small business budget, PICS is a great asset to my business.
Brian Howard
Brian Howard
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Dave did an excellent job building our company's website. He's attentive to our business' goals and quick to help with any problems that arise.
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