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I think you heard about the scam artist Chad Love Liberman who sells stolen artwork for huge prices. Many people posted news and journals:

dametora.deviantart.com/journa…

nightmaregk13.deviantart.com/j…

You can see some links and affected artists here
Even his books are stolen.

He has 3 websites known:
art4love.com (down, use IP 67.90.44.118)
markyourspot.com (not down but 404 error)
michaelperezgallery.com (up and running)

Luckily other people are waking up too, even his close friends.

Some people are saying he is a legit artist and did live painting in public many times and has open galleries in Chelsea. Maybe he was legit before but now it is clear that he joined the dark side, easy money is sweet after all eh? :no:

But my point is he is just one of the millions of scammers on the internet. I checked people

he followed on his twitter and found out that there are many suspicious "wall-art" sites like his. For example, I found artfever.co.uk which steals from
dA:
stolen: www.art-fever.co.uk/view_canva…
original: nicobou.deviantart.com/art/Cha…

and flickr:
stolen: www.art-fever.co.uk/canvas_ima…
original: www.flickr.com/photos/ajari/32…

I recommend everyone go check his twitter friends and followers, and find his copy-cat sites and scam friends so we can bust them all! You can use tineye to find the originals.

Happy hunting! :)
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
more contact information:

Art4Love official number: +1 877 226 5884
MarkYourSpot official number: +1 662 634 0007
Address: 10120 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL 33414-6106
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Looks like Art4Love is a mega corporation: [link]
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iceangelwolf87 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
first 2 pages 404 notice they dont work anymore
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
yes he shut down the sites so that we cant collect evidence, but we have tons of screenshots and links at #Major-Thief-Hunters
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:iconiceangelwolf87:
iceangelwolf87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
i figured as much i hope he gets taken down fast and hard for this. i mean come on people are sad and sorry now days :(
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parangsakti Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Of all the places on the internets to steal drawings from, he chose DeviantArt. Oh, I wonder why....
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
His uncle Joseph Lieberman is a senator. You can call the Senate switchboard directly at +1 202 224 3121 and ask to be connected.
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
please help spread the news and evidence: [link]
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
The thief now uses fake usernames to support himself:
[link]
:iconfacepalmplz:
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:iconmoney-boy:
money-boy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
It's not working :o... did they manage to take it down?
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
i think they deleted the topic
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DoomSong8765 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe the last website is a legit one :U

On his official website ---> [link]

There are photos of him with the face lady paintings from the last website or whatever. Either someone is stealing this guys work or this guy realized it was wrong and went legit man. hellmaybehewasjustusingrandomdeviantartdrawingsasplaceholdersbecause1000istoomuch.
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
[link] and michaelperezgallery.com are different sites, it was said that Chad was selling perez's art there.
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DoomSong8765 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Sorry I replied to this with no sleep xD I hadn't slept for 30+ hours
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SpaceCricket Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Saw this, I find it pretty appalling.
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:icongisapizzatto:
GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured: [link]
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
thank you :heart:
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GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
np
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Seems that michaelperezgallery is clean and legit - Liberman just stole the webdesign :)
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:iconim-not-sana:
im-not-sana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget his other account Canvasart365
Twitter [link]
YouTube [link]
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:iconpurple-rage:
Purple-Rage Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think the last one is legit ^^ I saw a HUGE print of the bamboo photo at an art/mural store :D
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:iconvladimm:
vladimm Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Digital Artist
here's an artistic response [link]
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
link?
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:iconvladimm:
vladimm Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Digital Artist
doesn't work huh ?.. [link]
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
lol he deleted the charming prince on artfever.co.uk
But there are more of course. Most of them are stolen wallpapers:
Stolen: [link]
Real walpaper:[link]
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Sorry guys, the twitter link in the article is wrong.
his twitter is art4love365: [link]
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:iconchrsfaria:
chrsfaria Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:ohnoes: This is terrible! :(
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:iconkikaisaigono:
KikaiSaigono Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
He took Banksy :(

[link]
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:iconpola-444:
Pola-444 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
okay that's just low when you start taking Banksy
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't THINK any of my stuff has been stolen. I don't want to assume it hasn't just because my stuff pretty much sucks though, since he seems to have stolen a wide variety of skill levels.
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enrique3tu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
you shouldn't say that about your art. i looked at your gallery and you have talent. have a good day :D and i hope this art thief gets what he deserves.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
It's nowhere near as good as it could be though.
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:iconenrique3tu:
enrique3tu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
well keep on working on it :D
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
yep!
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:iconloneswolf:
LoneSWolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just sent a story idea to CNN about this. Hopefully they'll pick it up and run with it.
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:iconxeraki:
Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I did, as well. I hope the run the story.
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RandomShadowPerson Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I clicked on the Twitter link and it says that that page doesn't exist. Did he already delete that too?
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Sorry the link in the article is broken.

his twitter: [link]
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:iconrandomshadowperson:
RandomShadowPerson Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thanks. I linked it in #Major-Thief-Hunters
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:iconjust-a-user:
just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
oh you made a group? nice one!
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:iconrandomshadowperson:
RandomShadowPerson Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Yes I did. I did it in an attempt to collect all the info on this guy and any future ones and put it into one place-namely one that can easily be updated and seen possibly more than News or Journals. Right now, I'm mainly scouting for screenshots, so if you find anything, tell me and I'll try and get it up on the group :)
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ursulav Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
On the desperately surreal side, apparently his claim to fame was having insured his testicles for over a million dollars...and using my art on the article.

[link]

Also, he's Senator Lieberman's nephew.

Can you make this stuff up?
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:iconhyratel:
Hyratel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
beyond the absurd - too weird for fiction
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NanisKa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Too sad!! I visited the website and some prints looked very familiar. Unfortunately, I can't remember who made them! :no:
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He got me too. I contacted my lawyers and am waiting to hear back from them. This guy is going to get SO screwed. Let's just say it's a good thing that clown insured his own nutsack.
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wind-hime-kaze Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is going of hand, damn thefts .

i'm trying to made a list of affected people here [link] your help would be great

=^^= =^^= =^^=
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:icondiri:
DiRi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he even stole one of my drawings... colored it, but it's still mine!
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:iconbewinxed:
Bewinxed Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, drag n drop any image to google image search...

i tried ringing them, only voicemail comes up :(
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:iconklstudios:
KLstudios Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Ugh,what a retard. >.<
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:iconbrollonks:
Brollonks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, you also can use Google for reverse image searching. Just click on the little icon (looks like a camera) [link] and insert the image-url to start your image-search. It's really helpful, try it (besides Tineye of course). :)
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