Sgt_Kickaxe - 3:41 pm on Jun 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
This is one of the stories from the other side of the "Banned By Adsense" issue.
It affects all webmasters, every visitor sent to a content thief is lost to the original author and it's very frustrating. I have always thought that Google acts responsibly and in a timely manner with such complaints, considering how large a company it is. I may be critical of other things they are doing lately with search but complaint resolution is, in my opinion, something Google does exceptionally well.
I just wanted to say thanks for sharing that but, in general, I don't recommend discussing this type of thing online because if the content thief finds your article and connects the dots, or if he/she is already a member, you risk having a lot more problems with this individual. In their minds you will have stolen "their" income even if they were stealing it from you. I hope this thread doesn't turn into a "I totally relate, I got this guy last month too by...".
Do what you need to do, write the complaint, but move along afterwards and don't look back unless Google asks for more information. Things can get nasty quickly when you put a personal face on actions that impact others, rightfully or not. You can Google and find quite a few horror stories on the subject.
Congrats though, must feel good to have a leach removed!