Writing and publishing your thoughts online can be exciting and fun. But once you publish online, it’s writer beware — because plagiarism of our content is common.
Fighting scams and ripoffs of freelance writers is one of my super-passions. So when I recently discovered two instances where my blog posts were ripped off and republished in their entirety, without payment or permission… you know I was steamed.
At first there was a lot of shock and awe. Is this really happening? But when that wore off, I realized I needed to figure out an action plan to claim what’s rightfully mine.
Fortunately, there are actions you can take when you discover plagiarism. Here’s the story of what recently happened to me, and what steps you can take if you discover you’ve been ripped off.