- Webactivism will resume publishing it’s investigatie reports on Fraudulent DMCAs from tomorrow onwards.
- We have shortlisted 69 random fraudulent DMCAs, and wll be publishing 3 reports every day for next 23 days.
- A separate team of legal experts has been set up to start filing counter-notices for all legitimate URLs removed using this scam.
- We are hopeful that our liaison with Google shall ensure that all 198 removed URLs are restored on Google search, and re-indexed asap.
- To prevent such misuse in the future, we will also publish versions of those ‘removed’ content on various other websites.
- Appropriate investigation report and data will be shared with investigators and journalists from techdirt.com, adweek.com, popehat.com and other distinguished organizations.
- We will eventually be outing all the relevant names and identities of every reputation firm, law firm, PR firms and others involved in these crimes.
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 We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who are looking into this matter.
Some key articles on this campaign can be read at –
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.
We had identified over 5000 counts of fake DMCA reports. Our sleuths have dug in and investigated 2000 of these cases which we thought would bring the most attention to this ‘modern’ crime. We published the first set of investigation reports few weeks earlier. We are now releasing 69 more reports benefiting the companies listed below. Ever since we started exposing this scam, most of the fake sites and setup have been taken down by the perpetrators. We hope that this business is now put to rest permanently. Our focus is now to restore the ‘removed’ links and to undo the damages done, as well as to bring this into full public view.
These 69 companies have benefited from fraudulent DMCAs, and we seek answers from them and the services they hired –
|1||Aliens Group||click here|
|2||Allan H. Nakata||click here|
|3||Ambassador Auto Sales||click here|
|4||American Truck Showrooms||click here|
|5||Anthony R Ianniello||click here|
|6||Apumac LLC||click here|
|7||Auto Connection||click here|
|8||Becker's Tax Service||click here|
|9||Berlinale Gate||click here|
|10||Bianca Berktold||click here|
|11||Bruce Gorcyca||click here|
|12||Carlin Buchsbaum LLP||click here|
|13||Cebria LLC||click here|
|14||Classic Country Land LLC||click here|
|15||Clayton Clavette||click here|
|16||Daniel J. Scavone||click here|
|17||Digital Vertex||click here|
|18||Dr Eric Amidi||click here|
|19||Dr Stephen Pincus MD||click here|
|20||Erum Mahfooz||click here|
|21||Euro Movers Dubai||click here|
|22||Gasper Guarrasi||click here|
|23||GBY Liquidations||click here|
|24||Giuseppe Macario||click here|
|26||Grand Crowne Resorts||click here|
|27||Grand Energy||click here|
|28||Granger Whitelaw||click here|
|29||Hansford University||click here|
|30||Hosein Kouros Mehr||click here|
|31||iCare Financial Thomas Lark||click here|
|33||James Morgan Attorney||click here|
|34||James Rick Stinson||click here|
|35||Jan Berkowitz||click here|
|36||John Paul – daytradetowin.com||click here|
|37||Lana Rozenberg DDS||click here|
|38||Linda A. Kowalski||click here|
|40||Marvellane Farms Ltd||click here|
|41||Matt and Amanda Clarkeson||click here|
|42||Neptune Group||click here|
|43||Nick Nicholas Gottuso||click here|
|44||NY Internet Technologies||click here|
|45||Principal Chad Smith||click here|
|46||Queen Bay University||click here|
|47||Renua Medical||click here|
|48||Rich Logistics||click here|
|50||Robert Vitelli||click here|
|51||Rory Tringali||click here|
|52||South Bristol High school||click here|
|53||SPA DE SOLEIL||click here|
|54||Sterling and Bond||click here|
|56||The GMS Group LLC||click here|
|57||Thrifty Propane||click here|
|58||Todays Growth Consultant||click here|
|59||Tony Hartman||click here|
|60||Topworth Group||click here|
|61||Torrance Brandon Public Storage||click here|
|62||Total Car Diagnostics||click here|
|63||Total Home Exteriors||click here|
|64||Vickie Rice||click here|
|66||Vincent Wilson Globaleye||click here|
|67||Wanted Auto Protect||click here|
|68||Wholesale Marketer DOBA||click here|
We have also chosen 50 links that were targeted by these scammers and were removed from Google (or attempted to). Our team is now actively communicating with Google to file counter notices and ensure that the links are re-indexed on Google. We have also instructed our members to ensure that the content on these links are published on over a dozen other websites, to ensure that these perpetrators can never succeed in their motives.
We will also be contacting these ‘beneficiary companies and individuals’ to ascertain the identities of everyone involved. The firms who co-operate may see their names removed from the website.
Here are the 50 links we have chosen –