Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Absolute Dental Hygiene Associates
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- TSDHPC TSDHPC
Date of Submission:
- July 22, 2017
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
This is a candidate for one of the worst attempt at DMCA and Copyright Takedown attempt in order to remove negative reviews.
Absolute Dental Hygiene Associates has 3 negative reviews at RipoffReport.com. So these guys simply copied the reviews on a static HTML page on their website – http://www.absolutedentalhygieneassociates.ca/reviews-and-questions.html , and filed a DMCA notice claiming that somehow their clients left negative reviews on a static HTML page, which was copy-pasted on Ripoffreport over a period of 6 months in 2013.
What were they thinking ?
As of today, this attempt at Fake DMCA did not work and the RipoffReport are still indexed by Google.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
It is the same old story. A firm has a negative review at Ripoff Report. It ranks high on Google and hurts their reputation as well as business.
Here’s what one of the review says about Absolute Dental Hygiene Associates –
I came here about a month back after buying a daily deal coupon from Living Social. I guess the adage of you get what you pay for is true, but over a month later I still find myself “paying for” the terrible service I got here. I don’t want to elaborate too much right now but needless to say that the woman I had service from, Tanya Szommer, was one of if not the most unprofessional people I have ever dealt with. She’s like a schoolyard bully on steroids and should NOT be running a business where she needs to deal with people.
Aside from her unprofessionalness I was also told that she would not do all the services I had paid for without me coming back and paying more money for more treatments. I think her business is a scam to be perfectly honest. People should know about her bait and switch and know to stay away!!!
I’ve informed Living Social of my bad experience and I hope that they never let her sell on there again.
And Absolute Dental Hygiene Associates did no good by trying a fraudulent method to confront these allegations. Now, we’re not so sure these allegations are fake.
WHAT IS A FAKE DMCA AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?
Soon after we published the first set of our investigation reports on fake DMCAs, we managed to generate interest from online media such as Techdirt, Adweek and Huffington Post. Some of the key stories included our revelations on Torrence Boone , MoneyLife.in, Julia Scelfo and aReputation. We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.
And we got results. We dented this fake DMCA industry and made sure we act as deterrent to the rogue reputation firms indulged in these criminal practices. Here are some of the outcomes and changes we made possible with the help of several other citizen lawyers and agencies –
- Ripoff Report wipes out Google (fake) Removals with a stroke of genius ! Thank you Ed – at webactivism.com
- Court finds evidence of ‘fraud on the Court’ in one of the missing-defendant libel takedown cases – at washingtonpost.com
- Default judgment aimed at deindexing apparently accurate information about person convicted of sex offense – at washingtonpost.com
- Panic and desperation getting the better of rogue reputation services – at webactivism.com
- Google still deindexing some material found by courts to be defamatory — but it’s being more skeptical – at washingtonpost.com
- Google Apparently No Longer Humoring Court Orders To Delist Defamatory Content – at techdirt.com
- Paul Levy Discovers Head Of Reputation Management Company Signed Off On Forged/Fraudulent Court Docs – at techdirt.com
- Filing Bogus Lawsuits As Part Of A ‘Reputation Management’ Strategy Costs Firm $71,000 – at techdirt.com
- Richart Ruddie Settles anti-SLAPP Claims, Makes Restitution; but the Guilty Companies Remain Unpunished – at typepad.com
- Who Filed Fake Copyright Infringement Complaints Against AgencySpy? – at adweek.com
- The Dark Art of Fake DMCA Takedown Requests – at huffingtonpost.com
Fake Fraudulent DMCA might seem inconspicuous, until its you at the receiving end of this crime. This is not a prank. This is not an inconvenience. This is not random. These fake DMCA cases are calculated criminal schemes targeting very specific and rather important information/content. These hitjobs are usually against media, in order to help their clients hide important information from public’s eye, all in the name of Reputation Management. Millions of dollars are spent doing this, and if no one wants to bring this topic to the fore, we will.
Our team will not constantly monitor and publish these reports on a DAILY basis without fail. And we do not plan to publish and forget. We will take constructive steps in order to expose the faces behind this scam, and to try and undo the damages. AND IF YOU INDEED PART OF THIS SCAM, WE WILL ENSURE THAT YOU GET WHAT’S COMING YOUR WAY.