I have discovered a Customer who bought 3 of my designs with a Personal License and selling them in 2 different shops on stationery etc.
I found and contacted 5 more CM shops where their art is being used and advised them to check their sales records to see if the customer paid for a Personal License.
One shop owner replied to me today that yes … that customer bought an item from them as a Personal and is found being sold on stationery in the customer’s 2 shops.
This offending customer has an Etsy shop and a standalone website shop.
She is a prolific customer here on CM and has 22 pages of purchases going back to 2017. Both of the customer’s shops are filled entirely with art appearing to be from Creative Market. The items she bought from me occurred in 2020.
This is not a simple DMCA take-down. Yes we are the Copyright holders, but the customer has been possibly defrauding Creative Market the company out of their commissions as well. This would be an almost class action DMCA.
I would like to help alert the community somehow to check their sales records for any Personal Licenses bought by this customer.
I could post here links to my own items in question on her 2 shop sites - anyone can then look for their own art on those shop’s sites. I could post a last name only for people to review their sales records if they find their art in the customer’s 2 shops.
Admin…please advise … this customer is a fraud and something needs to be done.
Best Regards All,