More research on the oDesk fakers led me to another profile stealer passing herself off as Scribe On Demand and racking up all sorts of negative and mediocre feedback for her work, besmirching the good name of my business.
Here is a screenshot of the oDesk profile for Janet Nyarangi from Kenya:
Here is the source of that image: a fashion blog run by someone living in LA
And here is the real Janet's profile from LinkedIn where she uses presumably a real picture and says she is a freelancer who works on oDesk.
Less than five minutes of Internet research was required to expose this fraud.
Meet Haider Ali.
Here is his oDesk profile, copied from my Elance profile:
And here is where he stole his picture from: A movie from 2012.
Meet Basit Murtaza. Or, as he is really known, Dr. Sid Shah.
Here's the fake oDesk profile, complete with my old tagline and my profile, verbatim.
Here's the source of his pilfered picture. I find it extraordinarily unlikely that a physician from Georgia is holding himself out as a Pakistani working for $4.44/hour.
Meet Leann G. (seems to be "Guchi," if the label on her picture is correct).
She's stolen a paragraph from my profile and meshed it with a paragraph from another Elance provider.
Here's her fake profile.
And here is the snippet from the other Elance provider's profile.
Meet Stuart M. Unfortunately, Stuart didn't post a photo of himself for me to track down.
However, here is his oDesk profile, with a tagline stolen from another Elance provider, a paragraph from my profile, and another paragraph from yet another Elance provider's profile.
oDesk, we have a problem...