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Podcast: The Simple Mistake And The Long Lost Letter

Tales From The Pictures We Saved – The Simple Mistake And The Long Lost Letter

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tales from the pictures we saved

Welcome to the world of photo scannings Tales From the Pictures We Saved podcast.

We’ve spent the past 29 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements, and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.

And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.

In this episode, we explore the story of ScanMyPhotos customer Melissa Mayberry.

As Melissa went through the photo scanning process, she found that a simple mistake led to a beautiful and touching moment in her life.


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One Cent Photo Scanning Flash Sale (regularly 16 Cents)




onecent3new 300x215 - One Cent Photo Scanning Flash Sale (regularly 16 Cents)In our 29-years in business, we never offered anything like this.

But, we never scored a recommendation by Oprah either, until now.

Yet we wanted to do something game-changing special for her millions of readers …. and for you.

Your 1¢ Photo Scanning FLASH SALE (regularly 16¢) Is On Now, But It Will Quickly Disappear
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Nearly 3,200 people took advantage of this first-time-ever discount to scan all their pre-digital photos. 

Why? Well, there was the Oprah recommendation. But, also because so many homes were devastated from the recent tornadoes in Alabama. Last year, billions of irreplaceable pictures were also ruined from hurricanes and wildfires. We even heard from a customer from years ago. She asked if we still had the thousands of pictures digitized for her? Sadly, she explained her house just burned down — the digital files were stored alongside her pictures. Not backed up off-site.

IMG 8103 222x300 - One Cent Photo Scanning Flash Sale (regularly 16 Cents)You know our passion to preserve photos.

Daily stories like these are so emotional that we wanted to help inspire you to have your pictures scanned.

PLEASE share with many. 


This story from The Weather Channel keeps happening. 

ScanMyPhotos.com Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA




The ScanMyPhotos.com Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, California has digitized 600 million pictures this fast.

This Unforgettable Sale Will Quickly Disappear. This Is Your Access To Our First-Time-Ever Special Event. Regularly 16-cents. Your cost is just one penny for each standard photographic picture digitized with the “Pay-Per-Scan” photo scanning service. All photo preparation rules apply and are limited to 10,000 per person/order/address.


MUST ENTER “1CentSale” coupon/promo code at checkout to validate. Without the code, the cost is 16-cents per photo scan. Please also review the following details and terms.


  • Click here or below for details and to order
  • $20 order minimum is charged when ordering and credited towards your order total. Example: buy one scan, it is $20; have 2,000 scanned it is $20; have 10,000 scanned it is $100
  • ONLY VALID TOWARDS ARCHIVAL 300 DPI Scanning (600 dpi is available along with many other popular add-on services)
  • Recommended: Order add-on extra services to enhance your order
  • Cannot be applied towards ANY prior orders, NO refunds
  • Mail order only. Absolutely NO walk-in order will be honored
  • Please send your pictures within 30 days
  • May be voided at any time and restrictions may apply
  • Does not include applicable sales tax
  • You are responsible for paying to mail the photos to us and paying for return S/H. We do not send you a box
  • Not valid towards ANY other services
  • Maximum photos scanned per customer/order/address is 10,000
  • Hurry! The promo code will disappear
  • Click here for a list of all the featured add-on services to add to your order


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More Add-On Ordering Options Are Available For Your Photo Scanning Project. Because we have been fielding many inquiries about how to enhance the orders with the popular featured additions, here is a list with prices to complement your orderCLICK HERE: we recommend you take advantage of several of the other add-on featured services to enhance your photo scanning project.

Please use this link to share with others so they too can enjoy this special one-time-only discount to digitize and protect all their photos. Remind all that the discount code will expire and disappear without notice.

More tips, and news profiles on ScanMyPhotos, including this link to a sampling of many national reviews, profiles, and raves. 

BONUS: Sign up here for instant discounts and news updates from ScanMyPhotos.com

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Facebook Didn’t Fix It’s Data Breaches, So We Are

An open letter to Facebook’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

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This is a difficult message to publicly share as Facebook indirectly built our business — you created the demand to scan the trillions of still pre-digital photos to safely share on your social media platform.  But, we gave you a year to respond to our concern over your very public data breaches.

I am grateful for your innovations which enabled generations of nostalgic pictures to be uploaded and shared among your community of users. Yet you destroyed the trust you pledged for safely and harmlessly hosting conversations and pictures.

Each day, new reports like this are revealed: “Facebook scolded for how it protects user phone numbers for security” via USA Today.

What are the hidden costs of a “free” Facebook? Is Facebook hacking into your life from the pictures you uploaded?

Katherine Bindley, personal technology reporter at The Wall Street Journal wrote:

“Facebook Ads Will Follow You, Even When Your Privacy Settings Are Dialed Up.  Facebook Inc. has spent the better part of a year telling its users, Congress and the readers of this paper that we’re in charge of our personal data and the ads we see. The network has streamlined its privacy. Is Facebook spying on us?”

As background, our widely read report raised more questions, yet you were silent. 

  • What are the hidden costs of a “free” Facebook?
  • Is Facebook hacking into your life from the pictures you uploaded?
  • Why Not Upload Pictures to Facebook.

Then, Facebook waged more turbulence. Was it in response to calling you out? In January, Facebook launched what may have been a personal, callous and underhanded reaction to our small business. This turned into a ‘David vs Goliath’ narrative. But we are not backing down.

As the company who uses our voice and advocacy to address many important issues, including on the bank’s credit card fees, to Epson’s advertising messaging and even President Trump, you are our new focus to force changes. We all want to help solve your data breach problems and harmonize your business model. Users, not advertisers must be your customer and not the product.

Did Facebook Give ScanMyPhotos Free Ads To Shut Us Up?

Imagine if a giant multi-national conglomerate reached out with an unsolicited message that they wanted to give a small business free advertisements? We took the bait, yet it may have revealed your potentially clandestine and sneaky way to shut us up.

The Facebook Pitch

 Subject: Opportunity for SMP


Excerpt: Each month, the company gives us some money to run ads for businesses just so we stay familiar with our own products – in this case, our ad platform. Given my recent great experience with ScanMyPhotos, I’d like to offer that to you. It’s completely free for you. The only cost is a little bit of your time, or of your marketing person helping me to create the ad…

I used your company to scan about 20 rolls of APS photos. Overall a great experience from start to finish. I found you through Google but had a friend recommended you, that would have made it even more compelling.

I liked my experience so much, I shared it on Facebook, but you can see that the post wasn’t as good as it could have been. Would have been much better with an image. And even better if I could have sent my friends a special offer. Anyway, a lot of possibilities here.

If you’re interested in this, let me know. Would be fun for me to help a business that really helped me.

Free ads on Facebook to promote ScanMyPhotos? Sure thing. But a catch.

Facebook asked us to embed their provided coding on our website to track ‘their’ ads. We did and have every email as proof of what happened. The ads generated zero conversions and no orders. Then the troubles. Our website IT technologists alerted us that the coding was not just tracking Facebook’s ads for you, but the monitoring of our entire platform –monitoring EVERY ScanMyPhotos transaction.  We pulled the coding and then Facebook became silent. Never heard back afterward. What was the motive to give us free ads? We can only guess.

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Pictures at The Palazzo Casino Las Vegas before the ScanMyPhotos and Facebook
breakfast meeting during CES in January

During CES in January at the Grand Lux Café at The Palazzo Casino Las Vegas, the discussions continued during an invited breakfast meeting. I was encouraged and excited for the potential to work with Facebook as a content provider to scan the trillions of pre-digital photos for uploading by your users and help become a solution. Our passion since 1990 has been to help preserve pictures and this seemed like a new beginning and opportunity to help.

Now, we are taking matters into our own hands and urge others to follow our lead. This is but one solution that must be part of a pallet of many to fix Facebook because you clearly are not.

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How To Stop Facebook From Using The Billions of Uploaded Photos Each Day:

Mr. Zuckerberg,

Because you would not, we are working to fix Facebook’s spying.

How: Opt-in embed metadata coding in photos digitized by ScanMyPhotos.com with this message: “FACEBOOK, YOU DON’T HAVE MY PERMISSION TO ALGORITHMICALLY SCAN, MARKET OR SELL MY UPLOADED PICTURES.”

The UK Parliament Has Released a Damning Report on Facebook (Via Mashable)
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