Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Who is Desi Jumiati?

My money's on mega-spammer.

Last week, my friend, literary collaborator and partner in crime, William Kendall, discovered that someone initially known as "dedi" had usurped Beishir Books as his/her blog title over on Blogger.  Upon further inspection, we discovered that "dedi" had not one, but several blogs--55 in all--most of which have the word "books" in their title.

How many of those titles were stolen from other bloggers? I have no idea. But I wouldn't be surprised if all of them were blogs created by other people.

A couple of days age, "dedi" became Desi Jumiati--and all of those blogs, previously devoid of posts, began to fill up with posts. Either Desi Jumiati is one prolific blogger or a spammer loading up before hitting other bloggers with "Follow Me" comments.

Who is Desi? According to her Facebook profile, she's a smiling, lovely young woman, probably from India, judging by her attire. There's not much else on that profile, but that's more than is given on any of the Blogger profiles she claims as her own.

Several of us have reported her theft to the powers that be at Blogger. It's been a waste of time so far. They've done nothing. I own my domain name. It was located at WordPress until Collin began setting up our website at Go Daddy:  http://beishir-books.com.

Any ideas on how to stop this blog squatter? I'm open to suggestion!

44 comments:

  1. Gosh, this is the first time I've ever heard of something like this. Not sure what to suggest.

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    1. Hi, Maria!

      Since Blogger seems unwilling to do anything about it, I've spoken with an attorney. I intend to put a stop to this one way or another.

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    2. If you need any more examples, tell your attorney I'll be happy to help any way I can.

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  2. Horrible, absolutely horrible! Big applause for William for fleshing this out and big applause for you for this blog. I haven't fully processed this yet and don't know what to suggest -- I'll get back to you -- maybe I could blog a post that sends readers to this post??? This gal's got to be stopped!!!

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    1. Kittie--much appreciated!

      And the offender can be found here: http://beishirbooks.blogspot.ca

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  3. I deal with so many spammers at another site I'm staffing, and it's beyond frustrating. It seems lately that every day, I'm deleting and banning yet more spam.

    This idiot needs to be chained with all of the other idiot spammers and dumped into a deep part of the ocean.

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    1. I was just looking at my main traffic sources. one of them is--surprise, surprise--Blogger.ca!

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  4. It seems to be getting bad at blogger. I'm not a fan, although I used to have all my blogs there. Wordpress probably has its share of spammers as well...I just haven't run across any yet.

    I hope this gets resolved for you soon.

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    1. Shelly said she saw something of yours posted over there. There's no telling how many people "Desi" has ripped off.

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  5. This is so horrible, I don't understand it.
    I went over to that blog and couldn't believe she is post a whole thing about book shows....Her life is so crappy that she lives through others ?

    I am an angryparsnip now !

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    1. There's no telling how many people she's stolen from. A fellow writer saw posts from another writer's blog on one of "Desi's" blogs.

      I'd drop Blogger completely, but then "Desi" would probably help herself to these blog titles, too.

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    2. I'm really pissed about it too but I'm a little consoled that it's not just me.

      And I do love "angry parsnip!!"

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  6. I think she's already taken over one old blog I used to follow. I unfollowed.

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    1. Thanks for letting us know, Alex! I'm going to find the original owners of all the blogs she's ripped off. Google can't keep ignoring the problem!

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    2. This spammer is like a plague of locusts.

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  7. I've been looking up the previous owners of some of "her" blogs. Some of them are names of conventional publishing houses. She just helps herself to anything she wants.

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  8. I just found out she's ripping me off too. I'm really annoyed. Going to report her to Blogger, but I don't know if I can do anything else. Someone sent me this link to prevent anyone from doing it again:

    http://netoopsblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/bloggertrick-protectyour-blogposts.html

    I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to as soon as I get home and have time to go through all my posts.

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    1. Report her, Karen! If they don't do something about her, I fully intend to take legal action, and anyone else who's been victimized by her is welcome to join me!

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  9. To report her, do I do this through "Report Abuse" and click the buttons regarding copyright? Are we copyrighted through blogger? I need to add some kind of copyright message. And I'm totally with you about pursuing legal action. I think she's in Indonesia so I don't know how much recourse we have, but I just want her to stop and take my posts down (my one consolation is that she doesn't have a single comment on any of the posts she stole from me -- except the one where I told her to writer her own blog!).

    I've tried adding the codes on the link above and I'm not sure if it worked. I have a computer-savvy friend so I'm going to ask for help.

    This is really sucking the fun out of my blog.

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    1. Yes. They'll give you the same load of BS they gave me, I'm sure. Point out to them that they have received other complaints about this parasite!

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  10. I forgot to ask if she stole this post too? I may write a post telling everyone about it because I'm so mad, but I don't want to increase traffic on her blog.

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  11. No, she didn't get this one. I found her Twitter account and tweeted her ti let her know I'm coming after her.

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    1. I may have to sign up for Twitter just for this reason. . . she's on Facebook but I have no intention of friending her because I don't ever want her to contact me.

      A friend who is very computer savvy says it might not be a real person at all, just someone who's stealing random blogs to try and make money. Somehow they can do it without even having ads.

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    2. I considered that possibility, too. Whoever or whatever is doing this, the fact remains that no one has the right to steal from us.

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  12. Yikes! I'm being bombarded by someone similar over the past week. SO annoying!

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    1. Google needs to do something about this...but so far, they're not.

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  13. 55 blogs?!?!!? Can't be a real person!! It must be some spamming cartel out to get something! What, who knows?!!? Oh dear! :-( This is so the downside of social media made worse when hosts like FB, Blogger etc don't seem to want to help! Good luck gaining your name back!

    Take care
    x

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    1. I ran the name through Web Tracker. Looks like a really large "family. "

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  14. The Jumiati Consortium, whoever they are, is a complete waste of perfectly good oxygen.

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  15. Wow. First Super 8's and now this! I'm keeping vigil at my blog, Norma. And I wish you guys the best of luck in shutting her down.

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    1. Thanks, Lorelei! I'm not going to stop until she's stopped!

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  16. I agree with William. Plague of locusts is a nice way to put it.

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    1. This one is parasite in the truest sense of the word.

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  17. I got an email from Google today asking for representative URLs of various posts which were hijacked, and the originals. I did comment last weekend to tell her to stop copying my blog. She didn't copy my posting about someone copying my blog, so maybe it'll stop.

    According to my friend, it might not even be anyone who reads English, and it might not even be a real person, just spammers of some kind. Still annoying though. If enough people complain, Blogger should do someone.

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    1. Yes, they should. To simply sit back and allow this is not good for their business, either. But then, they don't have the best track record...I'm part of the case that's still pending regarding Google's unauthorized use of copyrighted property.

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  18. Looks like "Desi Jumiati" is indeed a spammer. William just informed me that there are new posts on the hijacked blogs, all containing links to insurance, etc.

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  19. Dropping by, Norma, to see what's evolved. After I commented here, I went to Alex's blog and left a comment to check out this post. Looks like he did.

    Suggestion: Put a Donate button the sidebar so people like me can help with legal fees, not that it would be a fortune, but little bits add up as I'm sure there are others out there who'd like to help.

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  20. Thanks, Kittie--but I'm hoping that won't be necessary. I'm going to contact Google directly one more time with links to all of the sites/blogs that are discussing this. Now "Desi" is using the stolen blogs to post spam. It's only a matter of time before she/he/them/it starts commenting on other blogs to lure people back to their garbage, assuming the identities of legit bloggers.

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  21. Great looking out :)


    New follower....

    http://demitrialunetta.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is so horrible that something like this can happen! I'm glad that this is getting out to the public.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  23. Yes, this same person has at least 2 blogs with more than 250 posts from the website I run, CollegeMisery.com. I went through the Blogger "report abuse" form, but have not heard back yet.

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  24. What we need to do is put all the spammers in the world (there'll be a lot of them) on a deserted island, and bomb the hell out of it.

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