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Een spookfactuur is het ontvangen van een factuur voor producten en/of diensten die nooit zijn geleverd. Een spookfactuur is vaak afkomstig van een oplichter. De oplichter die de factuur stuurt hoopt dat de factuur betaald wordt zonder dat er vragen naar worden gesteld tijdens de verwerking. De geleverde producten en/of diensten bestaan niet, vandaar de naam spookfactuur.
Veel voorkomende vormen van spookfacturen zijn:
Facturen waarbij de oplichter zich voordoet als een bestaand of fictief bedrijf, waar je wordt gevraagd om contributie te betalen.
Aanbiedingen verkapt als factuur, vaak met bijgevoegde acceptgiro.
Facturen waarbij de ontvanger uitgelokt wordt om een telefoonnummer te bellen, waaraan hoge kosten verbonden zijn.

Wilt u achterhalen waar u de afbeelding heeft gevonden ?

1) Open Google browser
Kies “foto zoeken”.

Afbeelding nu uploaden.
3) Google zoekt op het web en laat u de afbeelding zien en waar hij staat.

Kunt u de foto kosteloos gebruiken, dan weet u dat u te maken heeft met oplichters.
Zijn er Copyrights verschuldigd, dan kunt u zien hoe u deze moet betalen en aan wie.
Dan wordt meteen duidelijk of het bedrijf dat deze claimt, rechtmatig bezig is.

Aanleiding voor deze publicatie: COPYTRACK GmbH
Findinet maakt gebruik van afbeeldingen die gevonden zijn op de website PIXABAY.
Op Pixabay staan namelijk afbeeldingen waarvoor geen copyrights verschuldigd zijn.

Toch ontving de redactie recent een boete vanwege het schenden van copyrights.
De boete was uitgeschreven door Copytrack GmbH.
Wat blijkt :
COPYTRACK gaat er van uit dat de ontvanger van de boete, deze ogenblikkelijk zal betalen. Het gaat dan om fikse bedragen :

Legal department
Saarbrücker Straße 18, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 – 30 – 809 33 29 10
Fax: +49 – 30 – 809 33 29 99

Registry: AG Berlin Charlottenburg

HRB 173269 B
Domicile: Dresdener Str. 31,
10179 Berlin
CEO: Marcus Schmitt
VAT-ID: DE305466114

We, COPYTRACK, are writing to you on behalf of our client imageBROKER – EXCLUSIV, whose license and image rights, limited to the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, we are here to protect – abroad this is done by our local lawyer partners. Our customer has informed us that is likely using an image without permission and has exclusively commissioned us with the clarification, administration of the image rights and, if necessary, the enforcement of any copyright infringement. Images are protected by copyright law and infringements are actionable under national and international law. Please see the attachment below for details.
On behalf of our client, we must first determine if you have a valid license to use the images in question. If you have a valid license to use these images, please reply to this email and include proof of purchase and any other license information.

Please respond to this letter no later than July 16, 2023.

If this is not the case, your use of the image material most likely constitutes a copyright infringement on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany – abroad, our local lawyer partners will check this – and you would then be legally obligated to compensate our customer for the damage caused by this copyright infringement.

3 steps to solving your case
In order to resolve this case amicably with you, we request your cooperation. Please complete the following steps to close this case:

1.   Check

Review the evidence on this case by going to and entering CASE ID C66F82

2.   Proof

Show us proof of your license by uploading it, and if it is valid, we will close your case immediately;

If you do not have a valid license:

3.   Compensation / License

You now have the following 2 options:

  • Option 1: Purchase of a subsequent image license (includes past and future use for one year after purchase).
  • Option 2: Compensation (includes the previous use and requires the immediate deletion of the image).
    Image license (valid for 1 year from date of purchase) 293.29
    Compensation costs (past usage) ………………………………..260.00
    Payment is due by August 7, 2023
    Payments for both options can be made securely online at by entering CASE ID C66F82.

We accept PayPal, credit card and bank transfer.

We calculate these fees based on our client’s license history, as well as the duration of use and type of copyright infringement. Failure to provide a proof or pay for a valid license may result in your case being referred to our partner attorney and significantly higher additional fees.

To avoid further action, including legal action, provide proof of a valid license by July 16, 2023, or acquire it by making payment in our online portal.
Sincerely yours,
Marcus Schmitt

About Copytrack

Since 2015, Copytrack has been helping creatives and brands protect their copyrighted images. As one of the leading digital licensing and copyright agents in the world, we have helped manage, license, and enforce over 200.000 cases of image theft. Though most cases settle peacefully, we reserve the right to proceed legally where necessary through our global network of partner law firms in order to protect the intellectual property of our customers.

Summary – Unauthorized use of the image – Case ID: C66F82 


This case will not go away if you ignore it. Rather, it will escalate to litigation in which our partner lawyers may seek either our client’s lost licensing fee plus your profits from the Offending Use(s) (see 17 U.S.C. § 504), or statutory damages in an amount up to $150,000.00 in connection with the infringement at issue, as well as costs and attorney fees, assuming timely registration. Id at § 505. Moreover, 17 U.S.C. §1203(c)(3) permits our client to “recover an award of statutory damages for each violation of Section 1202 in the sum of not less than $2,500 or more than $25,000.” And under the relevant authorities, each copy or reproduction would be a separate violation. Our client will seek such damages through litigation should this matter not be appropriately resolved.

Please carefully consider this letter and the attached evidence and provide them to your insurance carrier and/or your attorneys. We look forward to a prompt response. We reserve the right to take any steps we deem necessary to protect our client’s rights. If we do not receive a response from you by the date stated, we will assume that you are not amenable to resolving this amicably and proceed accordingly.