Inbox spam and stolen models

Posting for awareness. This AI garbage website is stealing many designs and offering to pay 20% of the MANUFACTURE cost for each item sold. I have messaged and emailed the spammer to remove my stolen models.

You are not the only one that has gotten this message. I’m going out on a limb and speculating that the majority of these models are stolen.

https://cadly.shop/marketplace/

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Yeah, I got this message too. Very shady. I’m curious to know what kind of response you get. It feels like they’re trying to bait into starting a conversation, which I’m feeling wary of.

Look at the footer on their main page.

What a mess. Like why is there a pay and donate link? They both go to separate but similar pages, asking for donations, or to pay them… for? Ugh. There’s two, count 'em! Two! Pitch decks… like why? There’s a link to an under maintenance page?!

I watched some of the videos on youtube the guy put out, and it just seems scammy to me.

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Will keep you posted. I’m also not very optimistic. They’re trying to hide behind a disclaimer but the report link goes to a 404 page.

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@MakerWorld I would like it if there was a way to report messages on Makerworld. Right now it appears all I can do is delete or block someone, but I can’t report their message.

I would like a way to report a message sent to me, with a few given options to choose what type of offensive it is, be it spam, harassment, or whatever.

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Have you seen the prices? the finger chopsticks are more expensive than a telescoping katana. Sone things are more than a hundred dollars and the images show basically nothing. I highly doubt anyone is going to fall for more than 5 or 10 dollars if that.

Even if the link works, and it certainly will at some point, I strongly advise against using it. Often creator are angry that the model has been stolen and then fill out a complaint form, full of rage. Then the trap snaps: They have not only stolen the 3D model, but also the matching identity and, if things go really badly, also information on payments. Suddenly you get a call from the police, who want to help you, but of course they are also the scammers.