I'm making this post to let people know there are frauds out there, that put up blogs, pinterest and facebook pages, only to steal other blogger's recipes, remove the copyright, and post them as their own, stealing all the hard work, time, and love that goes into creating recipes. One such page on pinterest is https://www.pinterest.com/99LowCarb/low-carb-recipes/ and their facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/99LowCarb/
I've found several of my own recipes on their page, as well as other food bloggers that I know. Please, please, when you find pages like this, do not support them, confront them that you know what they are doing, spread the word to others to let them know, and report them if you see a violation. It is sad that this happens and very discouraging, and really makes me wonder if the work is worth it only for others to steal it and make money off my labor. I don't make any money off what I share. I do it as a labor of love! I get a small amount of money from ads on my blog, really not enough to keep up the blog. But others steal my recipes as well as others who have worked hard, and make them their own and use them for profit. Please don't support these types of pages if you know what they are doing.
I report them when I find them, and will post them on my blog to expose them when I become aware of them, and hopefully enough people will spread the news that they will no longer be able to continue to do what they do. It is nearly impossible to keep up with all the crooks out there who don't want to make an honest living. It's nearly impossible to protect your own work. People can steal recipes, put together their own recipe books, and who is any the wiser? I will keep posting recipes because I want to help people. I guess what others do they will do. But I will do what I can to make others aware of it also and hope all you good people out there will hold them accountable when you are able and make sure to spread the word.