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doru
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looks like scam to me.

how did they get your mail? they contacted you from the marketplace profile page or what?

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designmonstr
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looks like scam to me. how did they get your mail? they contacted you from the marketplace profile page or what?

Yes actually they did contacted through Marketplace profile. Thanks.

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Orbital_Themes
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It’s a scam. How do they know how many times your theme was downloaded? If you contact them they will upload your theme to some file sharing service to give you a proof. :)

Report them to staff, they will be banned.

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doru
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looks like scam to me. how did they get your mail? they contacted you from the marketplace profile page or what?
Yes actually they did contacted through Marketplace profile. Thanks.

don’t answer them. report them to support as quick as possible.

better, let me flag for staff reply this thread

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KingDog
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Feel free to send me their Marketplace name and the email they sent you through my profile page. Thanks!

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designmonstr
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Feel free to send me their Marketplace name and the email they sent you through my profile page. Thanks!

Thanks KingDog, I will send you the details shortly through your marketplace profile.

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CodingJack
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I think an author either once ran or does run a site like this. And I have no doubt he/she had good intentions. But the problem is, there will always be people who want to make money with this type of service who don’t have good intentions. And these people are probably the ones who upload your stuff to warez in the first place. So because of that, we should always avoid these types of services.

Warez is a never-ending battle, but if you care enough to fight it, FreshKiller makes it pretty easy.

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SokoThemes
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Kill all the piracy links. http://killer.freshface.cz/

Thanks for this link.


I think an author either once ran or does run a site like this. And I have no doubt he/she had good intentions. But the problem is, there will always be people who want to make money with this type of service who don’t have good intentions. And these people are probably the ones who upload your stuff to warez in the first place. So because of that, we should always avoid these types of services. Warez is a never-ending battle, but if you care enough to fight it, FreshKiller makes it pretty easy.

Yes, Very true. These guys are the ones that uploaded your stuff on free sites and then want to get your money. They also contacted me last year and I never responded so they uploaded one of my themes to multiple sites to drive their point home. Very nasty guys.

I don’t care if my theme is downloaded for free. In fact its much better when I know these guys end up buying the theme because they will need an update after a few weeks.

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jdsans
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I got a similar message for my HTML theme, but didn’t believe that person. He gave me some download links, but who knows he himself might have added those to the download sites.

My live demo and original download files of the HTML theme are different. The links contained the files saved through browser source option and also didn’t had the documentation. SO i didn’t bothered to contact that person.

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OhKube
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Definitely a scam. Majority of piracy sites laugh at take down requests.

Also if someone does download your theme illegally then you can sit back and laugh.

1: They get no updates. 2: No support. 3: Those who upload the themes usually add in their own malicious code ranging from a simple tracker to having the ability to completely hijack the website.

Only morons download paid themes for free off a pirate site.

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