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How PJ Rosenberg earned my first permanent Block and Report

If you're not yet aware, G+ user PJ Rosenberg has been accused of plagiarism. Due to some top notch detective work by Mr. +Dan Soto and others the evidence is stacking up against him. It has become clear that PJ Rosenberg is a serial content thief.

His profile description and his company's testimonials have been lifted from other websites. Posts and articles? Plagiarized.

Indeed his whole web design/SEO company and its employees appear to be a fabrication. All of his employees have G+ profiles which haven't been posted to since October of 2011. Their portraits are all cartoon avatars and no other evidence of their existence can be found online. It gets worse. It also appears that he has created a couple of other fake companies to fill up his portfolio and testimonials page, even using the same phone number as his web design firm!

"PJ Rosenberg" is an alias as well. He has been registering his websites under the name "PJ Soul" (another alias) and listing the address of a local UPS Store as his address. This guy is so deep into fraudulent behavior that he can't even trust a WhoisGuard type service to obscure his personal information from domain registrars.

In my experience there isn't any other social platform out there that allows such thoughtful, immersive discussion as Google+. There are a lot of people out there who put a considerable amount time into providing interesting content and commentary. So, when someone like "PJ Rosenberg" comes along and becomes a moderately influential user based on stolen content from others, that really sticks in my craw.

Here's an image gallery from +Ronja Addams-Moring documenting PJ Rosenberg's plagiarism: (http://goo.gl/4eEF7)

I have been lucky enough not to have been the victim of online harassment and as such, I have never permanently blocked and reported another G+ user. Although, I feel so strongly about this that it needed to be done. Considering the scale of the misrepresentation and his follower count, I feel its important that PJ Rosenberg be removed from the G+ user base as soon as possible. Other G+ users in the past have been caught stealing posts and using them as their own. We've dropped the hammer down on them and we should do the same to PJ Rosenberg.


For further reading (and cited evidence) check out Dan Soto's posts:

How To Make A Post like
*PJ Rosenberg: Plagiarize* (http://goo.gl/4AQg5)

Los Angeles Web Studio and its Fake Employees (http://goo.gl/99Fdh)

*More Dual Personalities on Google Plus* (http://goo.gl/Du1lS)

PJ Rosenberg the Plagiarist Poet (http://goo.gl/SSD3w)

*Can't you even come up with an original profile?* (http://goo.gl/Ry9WB)



Great article by +J.C. Kendall on his experience of being plagiarized by PJ Rosenberg:

Fighting Plagiarism 101 (http://goo.gl/6qLDj)



Many of PJ Rosenberg's 10,000+ followers haven't seen this evidence because he has been blocking and reporting anyone who dares to present it. He plays the victim and refers to the people trying to expose his fraudulent ways as "Mobsters."

Help squash a content thief. Block and Report PJ Rosenberg today. I suggest reporting him as "Fake Profile" unless he has plagiarized your work. If you have evidence that he has stolen your content, you can send a more detailed report by choosing "Copyright." Here's a link to his profile, if needed: http://goo.gl/Svf2X

Please help spread the word by sharing this post or any of the other posts mentioned here. Let's help make G+ a safe place for content creators!
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what the heck David.  There are two with this name are they both him or just this profile link?
 
+Diane Cobb there is another "PJ Rosenberg" profile on G+ and I really don't know if it's the same guy or not. The profile link at the bottom of the post (http://goo.gl/Svf2X) is the PJ Rosenberg that I'm referring to. I couldn't +Mention him because I have him blocked. 
 
Thanks Diane. Every time he's reported, not just blocked, it gets us a little closer to getting him banned. I heard that someone at Google might be looking into the issue already but that's just rumor at this point. 
 
yep shared before I block  maybe name will stay on there too. plus public. 
 
Well.  You've got me wondering if he stole the photo too.
 
+Bobbi Jo Woods perhaps "Copyright" would be most appropriate? I believe that's what I chose, but I'm not sure about others. 

EDIT: "Fake Profile" is best unless you're a victim of his plagiarism. "Copyright" requires you to fill out forms.
 
You mean all I need to do to get 10,000 followers is make up some fake businesses, lie, and steal content?

On further consideration that sounds like way too much work.
 
I tried that report, but it said you must have been the company or organization in which he used.  So did fake profile as the report.
 
+Diane Cobb, that's a good point. It must have been "Fake Profile" that I selected. 
 
David, reporting for copyright leads you to further messing around with forms :(
 
Yeah +Bobbi Jo Woods I misspoke. "Fake Profile" might be better unless he plagiarized one of your articles.
 
I reported him on Facebook also
 
Reported PJ Rosenberg and Los Angeles Web Studio on Facebook.
 
+David Santy LA Web Studio might be a legit company...its just he might not work for them :p
 
Saw his page yesterday looking for something someone was discussing in another thread...apparently he's hidden his circle count.  Hope it means its dwindling...only for his followers' sake.
 
The plan.  It is-a-working!
 
Nah, +Robert Main it's fake too. The employees are fake and it has the same phone number as a bunch of other fake companies. Their only web presence is the site put up by "PJ Rosenberg."
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