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Linux Corporation Scam Targets the Unwary

Aug 30, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"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..."

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