Recently a guy started a post over here saying he was holding a logo contest and offering 60$ as the prize. There were many people submitting some really nice logos and I was stunned to see none of them were watermarked.
Now it appears as though in this case it turns out the gentleman starting the contest was legit after all and choose a winner. Just a few sore losers like this person kept complaining. But how seriously can you take someone who has there portfolio hosted on photobucket anyway…
Anyway the point is this. You should not only prepare to get robbed online you should count on it. If you are a designer for gods sake watermark your images! Then ONLY AFTER money has exchanged hands send the real images.
If you upload totally complete work you are totally playing Russian roulette. I thought it was pretty funny that some of the idiots tried to hold digitalpoint forums liable… I say they should chalk it up to a learning experience.