Talk about craziness-never in a million years would I have imagined this would happen...it's like straight out of a movie!!
Christian calls me on my home from work to tell me that a detective from California called our house looking for me. He went on to ask Christian if his wife had a blog...had ever posted on Craigslist...had a child, etc. Christian is like..."um, yeah-what is this all about?"
Apparently someone stole a photo off my blog and used it in an ad on Craigslist. The ad was apparently very graphic and horrible in nature. The photo was used in a threatening way and they were concerned for the well being of the child. It wasn't Aubrey in the photo but a close relative and we explained who she was and where she was.
Next thing you know there is a sheriff at our door. He had been contacted by the police in California and had to come see if this child was okay and had not been harmed. I immediately contacted my family and let them know what had happened because it has to do with their child...I'm just in tears over this mess.
The sheriff interviews both Christian and I, checks on Aubrey, and then leaves to go check on the child in the picture that was threatened. They pay a visit to my relative and verify that she was safe and unharmed.
I'm just devastated over all this. I cannot believe the sick people there are out there...violating a sweet innocent child and making harmful threats against a defenseless little girl. How disgusting is the world we live in?
The sheriff says this happens more than you think and he said it can happen to anyone who posts a photo on the internet.
I'm thinking I may need to make my blog private...I just can't take any risks.
Fellow bloggers...what is your opinion or how do you protect your photos? What things can be done to prevent this from happening? Any advice or insights would be greatly appreciated.
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