A 60-year-old business woman should know better, right? Well, apparently not. Ethics and fair business practices mean nothing to some. My Mother belongs to the same generation as this “lady” however she believes in treating others as she would like to be treated, and that’s the way it should be. You know about our battle with our unfair competitor that has been going on since 2010, although it feels more like since the beginning of time Well, once again this “lady” has posted our stolen logo in her eBay listing for her own cookbook, including our company slogan and of course many of our cookbook titles. She has also reposted it on every page of her website to ensure that anyone who searches for our company or cookbooks, will end up on her site. She is attempting to confuse potential and existing customers into believing that her cookbook is also part of our company.
This time however, she did not go as far as to state that she is Helen M. Radics, which she has in the past. However, she has also set up an impostor page on Facebook with our entire company name. The only thing she changed is she added her family name in the middle of our company name Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©, posted stolen photos, book covers and our stolen company logo on this page and also stated that this page is by her mother, Ilona Szabo who is sharing with everyone her intellectual properties The Secret of Hungarian Cooking™© and Flavours of Hungary™©.
Well, that is once again considered identity theft as well, because my Mother Helen M. Radics who was born Ilona Szabo is the only person who can use The Secret of Hungarian Cooking™© and Flavours of Hungary™©, not to mention the company name Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™© as her own intellectual property because she is the sole registered Copyright and Trademark holder of these works and this company has only been established by her and my late Father Joe Radics. Identity theft is when a person uses someone else’s identity for monetary gain. That is what she is attempting to do. She is also passing herself off as the creator of my Mother’s intellectual properties, which is against the law.
Recently she has created two separate blogs, which entirely set up to discredit and libel us in the public eye. One of the blogs were set up as if she were a police officer. Google however, removed these blogs after they removed over 40 pages of libelous postings by this “lady”. These sites were so offensive that Google banned the title and domain names for both these blogs from any future use by anyone. That speaks of the wonderful ethics used by this competitor.
Today I received two messages again from her. How can a 60-year-old business woman be so jealous of someone else’s achievement that she spends day and night in front of the computer screen dreaming newer and newer ways to destroy the existence of another human being. It is hard to comprehend isn’t it?
This lady’s obsessive behavior still baffles me as it is quite disturbing to see that a supposed author and business woman has nothing better to do since 2010 than stalking, harassing and defaming my Mother and stealing her copyright / trademark protected works. This is very tiresome for our customers, us and the police as well. We were also hoping that a special holiday such as Mother’s Day would pass without hearing from this “lady” as she has an elderly mother and she should have spent it with her. However, no such luck, she sent harassing message after message to my Mother on this lovely day, trying to destroy it, and fill it with stress and crude words. No holiday has passed since 2010 that she did not spoil with her course language and disturbed state of mind.
Thank you once again for taking the time to read our blog. Soon we will return to posting delicious recipes, but as many of you ask us for updates on this bully issue we will be posting this little notes from time to time. We are always hoping that we wouldn’t need to, but this “lady” cannot live without us and my Mother’s cookbooks. As long as she does not stop, we have no choice but to fight back.