Someone out there has a really good memory and sharp eyes! A friend of a friend, who knows about our site only through our friend’s blog, spotted this post on Craigslist Philly:
She recognized the photo on the left as being from our site and sent the Craigslist post to our mutual friend. While we have had other cases of our content being “borrowed” without permission, this one crossed a line.
Not only is someone misrepresenting our room as being an example of where someone might be employed in another state, given some of the stories out there of criminals luring victims in with craigslist, this immediately raised a red flag with me. What legitimate reason would you have for posting a fake picture of your house? I flagged it, emailed craigslist and sent an email to the poster. If it’s still up, you can see the craigslist post here.
Our original picture can be seen here. The irony is that that’s not even a real picture of our room. The rug was photoshopped in by Stephanie and was never even purchased.