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Palm Beach Florida Photography Guild has posted photos of uncertified

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Palm Beach Florida Photography Guild has posted photos of uncertified people posing as certified photographers. Is this a crime?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: What Is PPGPB?The Pro Photo Guild of The Palm Beaches, Inc. is a group of professionals who meet together monthly for the purpose of support, education and networking among it’s members, to the advancement of skills, both photographically and professionally. We are committed to the education and advancement of professional expertise of our members. We are affiliated with the Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Membership is open to professional or aspiring professional photographers only.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 11 months ago.
Hello, In order for this to be criminal, the organization would have to have intended deliberately to defraud the public. You could try to report this to the police and/or the prosecutor. With regard to the organization itself, the police would probably steer you to civil remedies. If the individual uncertified members submitted false documentation to join the organization, however, and are fraudulently holding themselves out as certified, that would be criminal.