Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Centennial Business Suites – Singapore / Malaysia
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
Date of Submission:
- June 21, 2018
- February 15, 2018
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Thanks to an alert website who sent us this info, we learnt how stupid can a company could be, in an desperate attempt to remove negative review from the internet.
They never learn – if at first you don’t succeed, you don’t send another fake DMCA.
Here’s a recent fake DMCA submitted by Centennial Business Suites –
So, it seems CBC News,Canada’s largest News Agency (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) also owns a free blog at Blogspot.com, and has select 22 stories, each conveniently copied from random websites. And they are not happy with a complaint site (Beware.org) and another blogspot account carrying the same article/complaint.
On closer inspection, we realized that this is a serial offender. Here’s another report on the same fake website –
This fake website https://cbclivenews.blogspot.com was set up only in March 2018. Unfortunately, by these not-so-smart , and illegal tactics, Centennial Business Suites has put themselves in a compromising situation.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
It was a nothing story really. A random complaint on a regular complaint website was not acceptable to Michael Lim of Centennial Business Suites. Here’s what the complaint said –
Buyers or vendors aware. Be careful of this Melvin Lim from Centennial Serviced Office (www.centennial.com.sg)
When dealing with him be careful. He has NOT paid up after work is done and gave attitude. Scumbag.
After no payment, still dare to challenge to court.
Owe Money Pay Money.
Be careful when dealing with him. He makans people and openly challenge.
Not sure what to make out of it. But Centennial Business Suites seemed desperate to have this removed, instead of being resolved. No, they didn’t file a defamation lawsuit. No, they didn’t run an SEO campaign.
They hired a cheap reputation agency who impersonated the News Agency CBC to file a fake DMCA notice, commit perjury and attempt to fool Google.
It didn’t work, did it?
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.