Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento & Copyright Theft
Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento of Portimao Portugal is yet another dishonest website who has used our copyright images without permission. then told us to "go fuck yourself!!!" - Dishonest and charming!
Copyright Theft is Dishonest - Can You Trust This Site?
Using other people's copyright images is illegal, it is dishonest, and it is unethical. Using the hard work of a fellow dealer or website owner to sell the same goods or advice in competition with him demonstrates an extremely low standard of ethics. We would not recommend anybody to transact business with this person or company.
Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento are using at least one of our high quality copyright coin and gold bar photographs on a number of their web pages, including their "Facebook" page, (shown here), and others.
This image is our copyright property, and is being used without our permission.
Who would have thought such honest and respectable people would resort to stealing images from their competitors?
Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento's "About Us" Page
Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento do not have an "About Us" page.
They do not even appear to have a website!
Not Only Dishonest, Not Only Abusive, But Also Stupid
We received the following e-mail:
E-Mail from Andre Neves Bento
Andre Neves Bento
Andre Neves Bento wrote:
> Dear Sirs, we have an article we were selling removed from eBay. This sale has ended already when it was removed. It is now not a problem to us because this coin was already paid for and we will now send it to the buyer in England. This article (300193098499 - 1957 Full Sovereign Gold Coin - NO RESERVE) was canceled (sic) with the information (Copyright Violation - Unauthorised Listing Content)... We did not use your images or description on our listing. I perfectly understand that you are concerned about our Gold Sovereing (sic) Sales as we are selling less then you are. It seems to us that you are affraid (sic) of competition. I wish you good sales and go fuck yourself!!!
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Who Is Andre Neves Bento?
Up to receiving this e-mail we had never heard of him.
It's not unusual for eBay copyright thieves to omit important information such as their name, or eBay ID, when e-mailing us, Andre Neves Bento was typical and failed to reveal his eBay username. Normally, this would cause us no problem, as we add every one to an eBay copyright thieves name and shame page. We have three of these, one on each of our main websites. A search on all three failed to find the item number he quoted. Although this is unusual, it can happen. Although we prefer to report eBay copyright violations from one of the computers in our office, sometimes we use a computer at home, or a notebook computer when travelling. We checked our e-mails systems on all three of these computers for a copyright abuse report to eBay. We drew a blank.
Up to now, we had omitted to name and shame this particular eBay crook, and if he had kept quiet, we would have known nothing about it, and he would have escaped from the free, if adverse, publicity we give to the dishonest people who choose to steal our copyright photographs.
We checked eBay, and failed to find a possbile match for his name or e-mail address. eBay's advanced search did locate a member using his e-mail address, but would not let us access the information or pages we wanted, as it could not find any recent bidding activity between us (typical eBay self-interest).
We used our old friend Google, and soon found entries for Grand Red Antiques in Portimão, Faro, Portugal, and Grão Vermelho Antiguidades Lda, on different sites.
Further Google searches turned up a facebook entry for Grão Vermelho Metais, and a picture gallery which contained a familiar photograph, that of a one kilogramme Degussa gold bullion bar, so we managed to catch the lying b*****d red-handed.
We show the page, together with our original photograph.
Nome : Grão Vermelho Antiguidades Lda
Actividade : Antiguidades, Obras de Arte, Jóias, Metais Preciosos
Morada : Largo D. João II, 12 - 3ºDto
Portimão, Faro, Portugal
Telefones : 967456204-912355211
E-Mails : email@example.com ;
ompra de ouro, jóias, relógios e pratas usadas. Não venda sem nos consultar. Pagamos em dinheiro. Valorizamos acima do preço do mercado de usados. Oferecemos de 8 a 20 euros a grama. Máximo sigilo.
Portimão (Largo da Mó)
Contactos: 967 456 204 – 912 355 211
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Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento's home or index page starts (we won't bore you with all of it):
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
Copyright Infringements Remedies
Our suggested draft remedies for copyright abusers dependent on category - competitors, bloggers, pseudo-expert & advice sites acting as eBay & Google portals, eBay & other auction site sellers.
Other Copyright Abuse
Buying Gold Coins & Bars on eBay
Selling Gold Coins & Bars on eBay
Copyright Thieves on eBay
We already have a page naming and shaming dealers using our images without permission. It's time we did the same for eBay, although if we include them all, this could be a very long page.
Alphabetical Listing of Other Copyright Theft Sites
Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-
Grand Red Antiques Andre Neves Bento's Gold Coins Page
Other Copyright Abuse
Our Degussa One Kilo Gold Bar Photo