Linux Corporation Scam Targets the Unwary
Aug 30, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux
Corporation offering to buy your photos--it's a scam. That's the
message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart,
if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any
indication. They tell a story that, indirectly, shows both how
well-known Linux has become and how mysterious it is to people
outside the free software community.
"Recently, Patwari and Toshniwal individually approached
Linux.com with almost identical stories. Both are young models with
profiles on Explocity.com. Although Explocity is a legitimate
Indian city portal site, their profiles may have allowed those
claiming to be from Linux Corporation to locate them..."