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Spam site misleading customers

Posted by googoo_dahl 4 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 11:39

Hello everyone..
I have a warning for anyone looking for greenhouse plans. Two websites (and a couple of YOU TUBE videos) are stealing images of popular greenhouse manufacturers greenhouse kits and trying to pass them off as examples of their greenhouse plans. and an affiliate (doorway spam page Google calls them) are stealing images of Cedar Built Greenhouse Kits; Santa Barbara Greenhouse kits; Sturdibuilt Greenhouse kits and others then trying to pass them off as the same greenhouses they sell as plans.
I have contacted all three manufacturers to let them know, they have replied to me and are taking appropriate action via Google, Bing and DMCA. This is fraud and copyright violations. Publishers like Bill Keene who owns both sites need to be exposed as fraud artists.
I am not trying to promote any of the above legit websites but people need to know what they are getting into by spending $50.00 for plans and not getting what they expect.

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RE: Spam site misleading customers

Thanks for the notice. I checked the site you mentioned regarding copied plans for the Cedar Built Greenhouses, which I have built at my home with the kit supplied directly from CBG, but did not see where the other sites had similar plans. The sites you mention may well have them, so your contacting the true manufacturers about this is a very good thing.

RE: Spam site misleading customers

Just to make things clear Cedar Built, SturdiBuilt and Santa Barbara don't sell greenhouse plans only kits, what Bill Keene does is show photos of these manufacturers greenhouse kits and misleads people into thinking the plans he sells at are the plans for those manufacturers greenhouses. If you go to his site you will see in the "Example Greenhouses" photos of various greenhouse that he uses to mislead potential buyers of his plans. The view from above of a large cedar greenhouse is CedarBuilts greenhouse. On there's a photo of a reddish chalet style Sturdi Built greenhouse on the right (article called 10 tips for building a small greenhouse). Two other articles show Santa Barbara greenhouses "construct a greenhouse in your garden" and "is building a greenhouse worth the effort".
There is only one outbound link at the top right with the under greenhouse plans (with the cartoonish figure)
with the caption "click here for instant access".
Comment section is closed which is a tip off as well.

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