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Jul 29, 2012
Focus: Consumer Rights
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Location: United States

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: Jul 29, 2012 10:00am

 

 
 
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