Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- The New York Times
- Times of Indias
Date of Submission:
- January 10, 2018
- February 12, 2018
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Nearly a year ago, Webactivism published an investigative report on fake DMCAs filed on behalf of Globaleye and it’s VP – Vincent Wilson.
That fake DMCA was filed to try and remove a particular complaint against Globaleye from PissedConsumer.com, and it has unfortunately worked. Pissedconsumer has for some reason removed this complaint from it’s website –
This perhaps gave reason for Globaleye to continue with this illegal method to try and remove the rest of negative links from Google. In spite of Webactivism warning them, they continued with their exercise. This is what it has come to – disregard for any law, ethics and accountability.
So let’s examine this latest series of fake DMCAs –
These scammer set up fake (such an obvious) looking ‘News Portals’ on free blog services. They impersonated New York Times and Times of India, planted the content they wanted to remove on these fake blogs, backdated them and filed the copyright takedown complaints with Google.
The target were specific articles at –
Unfortunately, one of the above websites fell prey to this fake DMCA attempt.
In the coming days, we will ensure that copies of that article is republished on at least a dozen sources. We are getting in touch with Doha News and Google to assist them in further actions to counter these fake DMCA notices.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
Well, can you blame Globaleye? Any business with such a damaging headline in a major News Portal is bound to hurt their reputation and business –
‘I lost most of my savings’ – The cost of risky financial advice
Here is an excerpt from that article –
Jane told Doha News that she was introduced in 2012 to British adviser Jonathan Johnson by a colleague.
At the time, Johnson was employed by Globaleye, a financial planning firm that is licensed by the Dubai Insurance Authority, but which had no license in Qatar.
EDITOR’S COMMENT : For those who might ask – ‘why and how do we interject that ‘Globaleye’ has something to do with this fake DMCA. Couldn’t it be a coincidence ?’, we will say this – When someone goes and creates a whole new fake news site, falsifies his/her identity and submits fake DMCA to try and de-list some very targeted content on Google, it signals intent and a plan. It is obvious that ‘Globaleye’ or someone they hired was directly involved in this crime. Globaleye also cannot plead ignorance in this matter, since this notice on Google search is hard to miss, really.