The Internet is full of scammers. I had my first taste of one on Pinterest. I received three emails that Pinterest deleted one of my pins due to a copyright complaint. That happens. However, the pin was MY pin. MY photo from MY website. I took that photo myself with my camera. So some cheater out there filed a copyright complaint against my work. Not cool, Pinterest. Not cool.
The kicker was that it was a popular pin from a recipe on my website. I didn't know whether to cry or scream in anger. I'm disgusted that this can even happen.
Like Facebook, it's almost impossible to get to a human on Pinterest to tell them what happened. I've submitted a copyright counterclaim already. The email I received back was an automatic reply telling me how to submit a copyright complaint...not what I need right now. I want to report that they deleted that pin in error.
I've tried the Help Desk and the Expert Pinner Community. I got the same canned reply about copyright complaints from both tickets.
I've reached out to my Pinterest management team at Simple Pin and they directed me to the Help desk.
I've tried my ad network, but unfortunately, they couldn't help me either. They have a Pinterest contact, but can't help with individual problems.
What else can I do? I guess wait around and hope that a person at Pinterest actually investigates what happened.
I asked around in a few Facebook groups and the same thing has happened to a few bloggers before. They said that Pinterest will tell you who filed the copyright complaint. I'm curious to see who it is and find out if I need to consult a lawyer. Hopefully, it's not another blogger.
Until then, it's a waiting game. I'll keep you posted with updates.
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