Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Greenline Capital LLC
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Rommel Mijares on behalf of University of California San Francisco
Date of Submission:
- December 29, 2016
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
This is a strange case. One of our users pointed us towards this seemingly fake DMCA notice.
Have a look –
The DMCA is actually filed by Rommel Mijares of Greenline Capital LLC, the person we are reporting. Perhaps it could just be someone (a Reputation firm) using his name.
This is what the Notice claimed –
Now, the first thing we noticed is – it mentioned the original media/content to be owned by University of Calfornia San Fransisco and the URL mentioned was https://www.ucsf.edu. However, it should be https://www.usfca.edu/ from where Rommel Mijares of Greenline Capital LLC did his MBA.
UCSF is University of California San Francisco and is a Medical Science University.
Secondly, it says that Ripoffreport used the logo, which is nowhere to be found.
Thirdly, even if true, Rommel Mijares of Greenline Capital LLC is NOT authorized to file a DMCA on behalf of ANY University. If he did, it’s perjury.
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.
This review alleged that Greenline Capital LLC ‘s Director Rommel J Mijares and his wife Christina were complicit in fraud. We cannot verify the authenticity of these claims.
Here is an excerpt from that complaint –
Rommel J Mijares and wife Christina Mijares are involved in defrauding investors and stealing 100’s of thousbands of dollars. He stole 100K from me telling me that he would buy and sell gold from a mine. He promised a return in 72 hours. That turned into 3 weeks, constant texts and emails were all false. He simply disappeared later, and would not return calls. The money has vanished. Upon investigation it was found tha the provided fradulent bank records, forgeries. He was never a legitimate guy though he speaks like one.
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 We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.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.