There have been some reports of some possible copybotting of my store items. So I just want to guide you through the steps of how you can spot ripped/stolen items and report them. If you are aware an item is in fact stolen please report it to Linden Labs and notify me as well if it is my item.
When checking items please pay no mind to the creator name in the object profile. Sometimes people link items together to save attachment space and so it might not show the correct name.
If you are sure the item is mine and for some reason have suspicion that it was ripped/stolen here's how you can check and know for sure! Please read the following steps closely, you don't want to report an innocent person!
(These photos are just for example, they are not of someone who actually stole anything.)
Step 1 - Right click the suspected item and select "Object Profile".
Step 2 - Ignore all info on this window, it may not be accurate. You want to click "Details" at the bottom of the window.
Step 3 - After you click "Details" another window will pop up showing you a list. If the correct creator's name is in that list in my case DevilAii Resident or PrincessAii Resident, then the item is likely not stolen. BUT... if you are 1000% positive that the item belongs to a different creator and their name is nowhere on the list then it was probably ripped and should be reported.
How to report it
There may not be a standard way to go about reporting this type of issue. But here is how I would go about doing it.
First go to Help > Report Abuse. This will pop open a new window. Make sure you have your Object Details window open since it is proof. Type in the FALSE creators name. You want to report whoever stole the item, not necessarily the person wearing it, they might not know! The abuser name would be the person who stole it not the person wearing it.
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