Abuse & Account Security

Photobucket's terms of use are always available at Here are some common abuse and security scenarios.


My Account was banned

The Photobucket Terms of Use apply to all accounts. Any media that violates the Terms of Use will be removed, and the offending account may be terminated without warning and without any chance of recovering any media in that account. After Photobucket bans an account, it is terminated, and all access to the content is gone.


Someone is using an image that I own without my permission

Photobucket’s policy is based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). The Photobucket Inc. Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy contains instructions for getting your image removed. These instructions are also at the end of the Terms of Use.

If the image is a picture of yourself or a family member, posted without permission or used against you in a harassing manner, please copy the link and email it to . Please make sure the subject is Abuse and describe why the image is violating your privacy.



I found some bad content that violates Photobucket's Terms of Use

Send an email to Make sure the subject is Abuse, and include the URL of the content in the body of the email, along with why you feel it violates our terms.


I think I've been hacked! My pictures are gone!

Take a deep breath and don't panic! Log in to Photobucket and change your password immediately. We also recommend you change your registered email address. Your email account may have been compromised as well!

Note: We are very sorry, but images that are lost may not be able to be restored.


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