False Claims to Stolen ‘Free’ Photos May Be a Strange New Online Scam

This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel

A Swedish photography magazine was recently contacted by lawyers who claimed that a photo it downloaded from the free photo service Pixabay violated a client’s copyright. But it turned out the law firm and the client were both fake, and the real photographer had never uploaded it to Pixabay either.

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