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Cliff61

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Date on letter
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:45:25 AM »
Just noticed my letter is dated Jan 8th and says I have 14 days from that date to act, although I recieved the letter on 24th Jan, 16 days after the date!

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Re: Date on letter
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 07:42:01 AM »
That's pretty normal. We know Getty behaves outrageously (that's why these forums exist, after all) and the unrealistic deadlines are just a tiny, tiny part of that. All the scam emails you've ever received use the same sense of urgency.

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Re: Date on letter
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 08:48:09 AM »
Their "deadlines" are designed to create fear and urgency. In reality, they're entirely bogus.

If you want to have a little fun with these jerks when/if you reply to them, put your own deadline in your letter and date it two days after the date on the heading of your letter. That's what I did with my three letters to Getty as well as to that copyright troll and collection agent Timothy B. McCormack and his paralegal "Mistress of Misrepresentation" Ashanti A. Taylor.

In my final letter to McCormack's office, for example, I told them if they didn't reply by my deadline with proof of their right to demand money, I would consider the matter closed and would ignore any future correspondence from them. And I dated the letter the same day I mailed it.

Of course several weeks later I get another letter from that creepy paralegal Ashanti A. Taylor of Timothy B. McCormack's collection agency law firm telling me they were going to recommend a lawsuit to Getty Images. This, of course, was just another little attempt to scare me into paying, which I laughed at when I received and put it in my file of correspondence from these trolls.

I haven't heard a peep from Getty or McCormack since then (that was last year).

Jerry Witt (mcfilms)

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Re: Date on letter
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 11:58:31 AM »
I'm just tagging this for future reference. #gettyflubs

Clif, if you have the postmarked envelope, could you please retain this?
Although I may be a super-genius, I am not a lawyer. So take my scribblings for what they are worth and get a real lawyer for real legal advice. But if you want media and design advice, please visit Motion City at http://motioncity.com.

Cliff61

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Re: Date on letter
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 07:43:10 PM »
Sorry, only just seen this message. I'll have a look tomorrow, not sure if I kept the envelope.

 

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