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Jul 29, 2012

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Posted on the Care2 Feedback & Suggestions Group. [They sometimes delete or move my stuff.] Addressed to Care2 staff.

See my other Blog Post about Fake Products advertised on Care2.

Please go to change.org and SIGN THE PETITION TO CARE2 ABOUT SPAM.

Please FLAG THE ADS FOR FAKE PRODUCTS WHENEVER YOU SEE THEM. KEEP FLAGGING! Thank you for your actions!

This is NOT just "ordinary" Spam; rather, we are dealing with a multi-million dollar ILLEGAL INDUSTRY invading C2. Sortof like Bootleggers during Prohibition invading Chicago.

The ADS FOR ILLEGAL PRODUCTS ARE BACK. You said you got rid of the "shopping" meme. Well, now they are BACK with "shoppingone", a very simple change! OBVIOUSLY, they can KEEP UP THIS GAME FOREVER AND EVER! and beyond! MY suggestion was {tho I am not a techie at all!}, that C2 look for posts that contain together words like Prada, Gucci, Coach, Tiffany, UGG, Nike, Air Jordan, etc. etc. etc. -- no LEGIT post that wasn't an AD would use ALL those words! Care2 NEEDS TO START PLAYING HARDBALL -- BECAUSE THESE CROOKS AND CRIMINAL CONGLOMERATIONS ARE CERTAINLY PLAYING HARDBALL WITH CARE2.

By the way, this is NOT some "punk kid" doing this, altho they have the "persona" of a semi-literate-in-English Chinese person called, in the present re-incarnation, "Mei". "Mei" is no more an actual person, than "Betty Crocker" is the "real" person running General Mills! Or "Aunt Jemima" is actually selling her pancakes, or "Uncle Ben" his rice. These are just FRONTS for Giant Corporations: AND SO IS "MEI". Or Han, Shen, Jen, etc. All these are FICTIONAL ENTITIES FRONTING FOR A HUGE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS IN MASS-PRODUCED FAKE GOODS. {My assertions are based on FACT and can be RESEARCHED AND VERIFIED.}

Anyway, to get to what I am saying in the title here. Yesterday, I came across an ad for REAL Gucci handbags! I know they were real Gucci, because after the word Gucci in the ad, there was a capital R inside a circle. I suppose this is for "Registered" trademark; and it is REQUIRED BY LAW.

Now, THIS AD WAS ON ANOTHER CHARITY "CLICK-TO-DONATE" SITE. I think it's called "Greater Good Network". This Site sells products to raise money for causes: T-shirts and pink ribbon pins for Breast Cancer, T-shirts for the Rainforest, etc. etc. And, this Site ALSO has "advertising sponsors" -- just like Care2 does! -- who "support" the site with PAID ADVERTISEMENTS. These are well-known brand-name sponsors -- LIKE GUCCI!!!

The "Greater Good Network" sites are set up differently, and have no problem with fake goods being advertised illegally and being snuck in there.

But I see Care2's advertisers -- I am looking right now, at a "Natural Choice" pet food ad! Where would Care2 be without its "sponsors"!

Do you think, C2, do you think, that like the "Greater Good" site, YOU COULD GET A COMPANY LIKE GUCCI AS A SPONSOR, IF THEY KNEW THEY HAD TO COMPETE WITH THE ADS FOR FAKE GUCCI RUNNING RAMPANT AND UNCHECKED ON YOUR SITE?????

For a more likely sponsor, HOW ABOUT IF YOU GET NIKE AS A SPONSOR? HOW WOULD THEY FEEL ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT AD RUNNING CONCURRENTLY WITH FAKE NIKE ADS? HOW DO YOU THINK NIKE WOULD FEEL, ABOUT PAYING FOR ADS ON CARE2, WHILE THE FAKE NIKES -- which DEGRADE their own product!!! -- WHILE THE FAKE NIKE ADS PAID NOTHING AT ALL, AND GOT THE SAME EXPOSURE????!!!! How would Nike executives and ad agencies feel about THAT?????

And, come to think of it, HOW WOULD ANY OF YOUR ADVERTISERS FEEL ABOUT PAYING TO BE ON CARE2, ABOUT "SPONSORING" GOOD CAUSES, WHEN IT SOON BECOMES COMMON KNOWLEDGE AMONG YOUR ADVERTISERS, THAT BOOTLEGGERS AND PIRATES ARE ADVERTISING ON CARE2 FOR FREE??? Your Advertisers are NOT STUPID, you know! They are going to catch on to what is happening here, sooner or later! Even Toyota, Natural Choice, etc. etc., some of them might have second thoughts!!!

To conclude, Care2, I AM POSITIVE THAT YOU ARE MAKING A BIG, BIG MISTAKE BY CONSIDERING THESE PIRATE ADS AS NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER IRRITATING EXAMPLE OF "NUISANCE SPAM". BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE.

THIS IS A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR MASS-PRODUCTION INDUSTRY THAT PROBABLY HAS MORE RESOURCES AT HAND, THAN CARE2 DOES.

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MOBILIZE SUPER-TECH RESOURCES AGAINST THEM, THE BEST AND MOST SOPHISTICATED AVAILABLE; AND, AS SOME HAVE SUGGESTED, MAYBE BRING IN OUTSIDE HELP.

THIS PIRATE CABAL GOES AGAINST EVERY SINGLE VALUE CARE2 AND ITS MEMBERS HAVE: TREATS ITS WORKERS LIKE CRAP, RIPS OFF "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY", AND TREATS HELPLESS ANIMALS ABOMINABLY.

In short, C2, I am NOT a "hysterical female" making a Mountain out of a Molehill. This is NOT an exaggeration. You can research it all you want to. It's out there. I am Cassandra, or Paul Revere if you like, and I am trying to WARN YOU. This is SERIOUS SCHEISS. Don't let it GROW AND GROW. This is SERIOUS COMPETITION AGAINST YOUR PAYING ADVERTISERS. Among all the other things.

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Posted: Sunday July 29, 2012, 10:00 am
Tags: animalcruelty pirates products fake copyrights trademarks bootleggers brandnames intellectualproperty

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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (464)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 3:57 pm
It would be a good idea to DISTINGUISH, verbally, what I called the "long-line ads", from other SPAM. Spam is annoying enough -- but this is A NEW AND DIFFERENT KIND OF SPAM. This Spam, I am convinced, is DANGEROUS. This Spam, ultimately, could LOSE C2 ITS ADVERTISERS AND THUS DESTROY CARE2.

Unlike the more "casual" Spam by this Hacker and that Hacker, this type is LIKE A HOSTILE TAKEOVER BY ANOTHER COMPANY. These ADS WANT TO REPLACE C2'S LEGITIMATE SPONSORS' ADS WITH THEIR OWN. And they don't have to pay C2 for the privilege!!! These are BILLIONAIRES or maybe people ON THEIR WAY TO BEING BILLIONAIRES. They don't pay attention to anything less than TOTAL WARFARE!!!

SO -- I PROPOSE WE STOP CALLING THIS "SPAM". THAT IS TOO GENERAL AND TOO CONFUSING. I PROPOSE WE CALL THEM "ILLEGAL ADS". THAT DISTINGUISHES THEM FROM OTHER TYPES OF SPAM. "ILLEGAL ADS FOR CONTRABAND GOODS". THAT MAKES IT CLEAR.

We have to get Care2 to CHANGE THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS about this. Partly this will be helped if we CLARIFY THE LANGUAGE WE USE, TO BE MORE SPECIFIC.

CARE2 CAUSES IS NOW BEING HIT!

Here is what I wrote on some Care2 Causes I discovered the ADS on:

I see that the LONG-LINE ADS for FAKE BRAND-NAME PRODUCTS, have hit C2 Causes, as well as their News Notes; I was afraid this was going to happen. PLEASE FLAG EVERY TIME THEY COME UP!
These are ILLEGAL ADS for FAKE, ILLEGAL PRODUCTS that could be CONFISCATED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, anywhere in the world! You can tell they are FAKE, by the too-cheap-to-be-true PRICES, and by the fact that they don't have the REQUIRED "R" trademark after the name.
This is NOT some "punk kid"! THIS IS A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS MASS-PRODUCING FAKE BRAND-NAME GOODS; like Bootlegging during Prohibition! or the massive Illegal Drug Trade! This ILLEGAL business is PROBABLY MUCH BIGGER THAN CARE2 ITSELF.
Some of you already know that many of these Fake Products, are made OUT OF CAT AND DOG SKINS. There are VIDEOS showing this. If you have the stomach to watch them!

I wrote Care2, that REAL BRAND-NAME PRODUCTS WILL NOT WANT TO ADVERTISE ON C2, IF THE FAKE ONES ARE GETTING EXPOSURE FREE! TO THE SAME AUDIENCE! The Fake products also DEGRADE the Rep of the real ones, as they can't be up to standard, being made from such cheap materials! So CARE2 STANDS TO LOSE ITS ADVERTISING REVENUE, by not figuring out a WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS ILLEGAL INVASION. NO venue anywhere, could LEGALLY carry these ads for products which are CONTRABAND.... and, as I stated before, HUGE big-business AS WELL..... {all this can be verified, by the way}.

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