Metro Detroit Commercial Photography by Mary DuPrie
The real Leo giving his best James Bond impression.
Growing up with a name like Mary isn’t exactly inspiring. Kinda boring everyday name. I grew up during the days of Karen’s, Sues and Debbie’s. So when I got this email today it all came back. There was one exotic name in my grade school growing up… Dreama. Angelic blond haired Dreama. I use to dream that she had the perfect life. She must, with a name like Dreama. Ahhhh
So when I got this email today it all came back.
I wish my name was Dreama.
I just wanted to say that you have some wonderful photos.
Recently, a ‘gentleman’ used some of your pictures of Leo 9 to ‘lure’ me in the a scam. Thankfully so many red lights were flashing I had a friend check him out. I honestly haven’t tried to see if there is a ‘lock’ on your site to keep people from stealing your photos, but you may want to talk to your web designer about such a thing.
On the other hand, I did browse through your photos and the scammer did find the hottest guy you have photographed to ‘scam’ me with, so gotta say.
But, your pictures are wonderful. I honestly hope that people don’t continue to use your wonderful work in such an awful way in the future.
You may feel free to contact me if you would like.
This cracked me up. Yes, I’ll have to look into putting a lock on my www.pbase.com/maryduprie website. (insert sarcasm here) I’m going to have to talk to my “web designer about such a thing”. Apparently she’s never heard of screen capture too. We all know nothing on the web is safe from theft. Anything can be stolen… anything.
I’ve been through all this several times. Professional middle aged women with nice incomes being wooed by scammers. They’ve taken up my time in the past and I refuse to give it any more. If I respond she will find the need to blather on and on. I’ve gotten phone calls and emails both. Even when I break the news to some they are in total denial and start defending him. They want “him” to be the guy. I’ve heard some extremely complex and involved stories worthy of spy novels. Involved kidnappings and ransoms paid… I kid you not. I wish I would of saved them, they were beyond entertaining. Some ladies are so gullible and have been milked out of thousands of dollars.
The scammer is lazy or doesn’t know how to use Photoshop. He doesn’t take my watermark off and the ladies track me down. I do think that if and when appropriate I would put a watermark on an internet images. Funny and sad at the same time.