Wednesday, January 5, 2011

READ NOW: Beware of this person on LUUUX


I just found out from my insanely wonderful reader, Linda, that this girl, Thuy Do, has been stealing my photos and written content from my blog and using it as her own on her LUUUX account. I also believe that this girl has stolen content from other bloggers (lots of photos that aren't mine look suspiciously like ones I've seen before.) If you are a blogger, please check out her account ASAP.

I was appalled to see that over half of the content from just the first 2 pages were MINE. I don't want to make this long but I'm very pissed off -I work extremely hard on every single one of my posts. For reviews (especially), I have to use my money to buy the products and my time to test the products, write a review, take photos, and more. This feels like a big slap in the face because she's not only stealing my photos, but she's also taking my WRITTEN CONTENT. How low can you get? Plagiarism has always bothered me as I love writing (I write lyrics, poetry, short stories, etc.) and have dedicated so much time and energy to this blog.

Check out her blog BEAUTYisART here. Obviously, Beauty is NOT her art. Please, please report her if you have time and feel free to leave a comment to let her know she's been caught. I'm hoping to get her kicked off of LUUUX because an insane amount of my content has been taken and it's just not right.

44 comments:

  1. This is CRAZY. I always get super upset when I hear about people stealing other bloggers' content/pictures. My boyfriend is sitting next to me like, "Why are you getting so worked up?!" I'm really sorry that this happened to you :( I don't have a LUUUX account, unfortunately. I hope her account and blog gets removed. Good luck.

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  2. Woah what a dumb dumb person! I feel really sorry for you.

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  3. WOW..I saw your CVS clearance haul post on her blog. That is crazy. Can you report her somehow? She is clearly copying your content and pictures.

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  4. Let's do something girls ; everyone must report this blog!
    If they have a massive rush of messages maybe they will react faster.

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  5. A girl that used to be my friend did the same thing. She copied everything i wrote and posted it on her blog. Makes me angry because i work hard to write my own reviews and posts.

    Is there a way to report her?

    xo Christine

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  6. You can all write to this e-mail : copyright@luuux.com

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  7. OMG, that sucks. I'm so sorry to hear that. I would feel so angry if someone did that to me. And to take credit for this?? Well, she has 16 followers on her page. hopefully her followers know what a phony she is (if they really are 'real' followers and not fake ones created from her end to make her look like she's popular). HOpe this gets resolved asap.

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  8. What a damn low life!!! Uggghhhhh....

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  9. Ugh, I really hate people who try to cheat the system by stealing from others. I'll try to report her if I can. Looks like maybe you should watermark your images from now on :(

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  10. omg this is horrible! It suxs that this has happen to you and others. I cant believe shes profiting and gone to this extent what a bytch! thanks for warning us!

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  11. I heard you're not supposed to comment on their luuux because they get money for every comment made so even if it's to say "quit being a theiving dumbass" they'll get paid for that :(

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  12. wow - that is beyond appalling!!

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  13. thats disgusting!! i hate fakes!! grrr omg it must be so frustrating for you =( hopefully she gets removed...pitiful human being

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  14. OMG... this girl is horrible !!!!! I read your post earlier on my phone, and I saw your CVS post and robot post on her Luuux.. Now that I'm at home, and I looked at her account, they are gone.. I have a luuux account and I reported some of her posts.. such as your sephora iphone case and other posts that she stole.. she is getting Luuux points which she can use to buy items, when they are not even her work !!! i'm sorry this happened to you.. i hope her account gets removed!

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  15. That is CRAZY INSANE! I don't understand how someone can even think to steal content from someone else.

    Well, we all support you Honey! However, I am sorry to hear what she did :(

    Love Britt xxx

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  16. oh wow. this is crazy!! Plagiarism is so wrong!! I hope LUUUX will take care of it soon. Sorry it happened to you :/

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  17. This is horrible!! Someone should report her!!!

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  18. sorry to hear what she did! she should be reported and got rid of, Jeeeez she should go get a life other than stealing from people!

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  19. I'm not THAT pissed about stolen pictures but even your contents?! gosh.. that's just so lame.. and she's profiting from it!

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  20. Wow, this girl is outrageous. I will email the people at Luxx for you. I can't even imagine how much other content she has stolen!!

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  21. Oh wow!! Every single item seems to be stolen! And she's being paid!!!

    LISTEN!! DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT COMMENT ON ANY OF HER POSTS BECAUSE SHE GETS PAID FOR IT! EMAIL LUUX OR JUST REPORT IT.

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  22. That's beyond low. What a sad person. I'm reporting her too.

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  23. I think you should make a post on Luuux & put it under the "community category" and put this same exact blog on it to let all the Luuux readers/users know! Maybe one of the Luuux "moderators" will see it and then delete her WHOLE account! Also contact the Luuux team!! She has changed her profile picture now!! UGH! What a dumb person.

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  24. speechless, this is the first time i've seen this happen with my own two eyes...geez, people are so stupid...sorry this happened to you!

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  25. This is so wrong you put so much hard work and she just copies it and takes the credit she should be asamed of herself .I don't know much about LUXX but if you can report their admin. about it you should do that don't let her go away with this .Don't feel sad you have so many followers they visit your blog daily and love your posts but I am saying again you should report she should be punished

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  26. Kali, I think you are such a kind and sweet girl and I can't believe someone this mean and rude would do that. I hope things get better and that this girl gets reported because that is not nice.

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  27. oh man! That is terrible. I don't have an account, but I really do hope something is done about it.

    ALSO HER BANNER! It's driving me INSANE! That is also another blogger's banner, I'm subscribed to so many, but I recognize that palette and that velcro bow to keep your hair away from your face when you put your make up on. She obviously cropped out the bloggers name and kept the picture. and I am digging through all my list to tell them about the person too.

    oh I hope they are are subscribed to you, so they can see this post, and when they see the link you provided, they will see their banner being misused.

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  28. OMG! i read some of her posts and they are almost exactly the same as yours.

    Freaky

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  29. Yeah, even the sephora iphone case picture is the same as yours.

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  30. she also steals from this blogger: http://froogaldiva.blogspot.com/

    i would like to tell that blogger but does anyone know her business email? or should i leave a comment?

    here is the post that the thief has: http://www.luuux.com/health-beauty/urban-decay-naked-palette-swatches?blog_id=12219

    here is the REAL BLOGGER POST: http://froogaldiva.blogspot.com/2010/08/urban-decay-naked-palette.html

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  31. http://www.luuux.com/node/2714983

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  32. @ Everyone.. Thank you so much for commenting -I am EXTREMELY grateful for my fabulous readers. You have no idea how happy I felt that you all "had my back" so I send hugs to all of you!! I will reply to each comment in a little bit -I'm currently working on a long email to LUUUX.

    And thank you so much "Anonymous" for the post! Also, thank you luckiebeauty for leaving the email where we can report her. So, so grateful -you all have no idea. Totally made my day! <3

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  33. so, so sorry for you. that's why it is better to put a watermark on your photos so that they cannot be copied without damaging the image. I'm not sure what you can do to achieve that as you said you're not that technically savvy but you should look into it. or at least I think there is an option somewhere on blogspot that you can select so people cannot righ-click on your photos and copy them. I use Photoshop but it is somewhat of an expensive software, dunno if you have it or not. You might me able to do it in paint or smthing else, not sure since I am not a graphic designer. But check into it (I have watermark on the photos I take) and let me know if I can help

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  34. i visited her page, theres no doubt that this chick is phony and doin some heavy dirt.. i also think shes trying to retaliate bcuse she got exposed; she got these boneheads posting on ur blog trying to get u caught up for using coupons, those idiots dont realize thats what coupons are for__if there was an issue, the manager or clerk is liable for making the error and not being more aware of the limitations of the coupons.. what a dumb b***h.. dont worry shell get deleted sooner rather than later..

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  35. omg kill her::)) that is so pathetic!!

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  36. Good luck getting this resolved. I agree with the comment about adding a watermark... simple yet very effective to stop people using them as their own. :)

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  37. I hate plagiat!
    But i think you can try to contact Luux and say them that she stole contents from others blogs. You can do that for Blogger, they will delete the blog of the people who stole content so i think Luux can do it too. :x

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  38. OMG! I just realized that she changed almost all of the pictures!!! They were still there yesterday but now they're replaced with other ones from Google or something

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  39. I just found soo much more that she stole from another blogger that I know!

    Some of her reviews are also stolen from people on Makeupalley. People who don't even blog!

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  40. wow just catching up on what happened to you now, I think luuux is full of people stealing content, I don't know how this keeps happening.

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  41. I don't see what's the point for her in stealing everything from other people! I mean she could just save up her own money to buy her own makeup rather than doing something as shameful as this! Now everyone will know what a pathetic phony she really is after being exposed now!

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