It was a normal Wednesday...so I thought. It started out early in the wee hours of the morning, as it usually does with me Googling some things. Stupid things, mostly.
What I was wondering was how do other businesses named "The Computer Guy" market their products or services. SO, I searched the "Images" section of Google. Naturally, my logo came up several times from my website, along with other logos of other businesses named, "The Computer Guy." Until......my eyes caught a logo that I had used on my OLD website and current brochure attached to a bunch of text with a California phone number. SOMEONE had used MY copyrighted logo to promote THEIR business.
Naturally, I was upset, so I fired off an email to him and posted on that sight that he would need to remove it. THEN upon posting this on Facebook, a friend in Idaho told me that a library in Ohio was promoting some Computer Guy with MY logo. I called the library and in a matter of minutes, it was down. They were truly ashamed of what had happened.
THEN, reports from Facebook started to roll in. A guy in Utah, a company in Malaysia, Spain, etc were coming to me. A total of 9 in all. I contacted as many as I could and so far 3 of the 9 have done the right thing. I'll give the rest of them a week, then we'll go from there.
NEXT, I got a strange call at work. "Pat Palmer, this is Tony and I need your email address." I didn't know the phone number, but Googled it and it was from North Carolina. In 10 minutes, I got an email with a video attached that said, "Your Twin." I opened it up and some guy, who looked a LOT like me was telling me that people were mistaking him for me on YouTube doing a Bobby Darin song. Odd, for sure! I emailed the guy back, and it bounced. SO, I texted him and he sent his correct email and I replied back and said that I enjoyed the video and would do one in the next couple of days for him.
I posted that on Facebook and my friends had a field day.
Like I said...it was one weird day!