Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Amira Nature Food
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
Date of Submission:
- April 16, 2018
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Amira Nature Food has been reported on our website for copyright fraud, perjury and fake DMCA earlier, months ago. We sent them a notice and warned them not to use these tricks in the future.
They didn’t listen.
Read more about our previous investigation on Amira Nature Food –
We discovered new fake DMCA attempts to shut down a negative news article against Amira Nature Food. This particular article might have severe repercussion on this unethical company, and therefore must be shared as much as possible.
Let’s analyze this fake DMCA notice –
This time, Amira Nature Food has gone overboard. They, or the reputation agency they hired must have been told to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get this damn article off Google search ASAP. So, they simply went ahead and IMPERSONATED Telegraph (UK).
Here’s what they did – They set up a fake news website – telegraphlondon.blogspot.com , set up at a free blog space at Blogger.com. They impersonated Telegraph, the global news agency, and filed a DMCA notice at Google, claiming that the article published at just-food.com was copied from their website.
We’re now working with Telegraph to get Amira Nature Food the kind of exposure they really need, and deserve.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
A serious allegation of fraud and corruption at Amira Nature Food, published by a reputed source –
Amira Nature Foods faces corruption allegations
Amira Nature Foods stock lost more than one-quarter of its value in New York yesterday (9 February) after allegations emerged that management breached listing rules by cooking the books and using company funds for “personal use”.
In a report from Prescience Point Research Group, entitled A Collection of lies with leverage on top the third-party research firm suggested Amira is materially overstating its revenue. “We believe Amira Nature Food to be vastly overstating its reported revenue… We came to estimate that a full 52.6% of Amira Nature Food’s sales are suspect, indicating potential revenue overstatement of greater than 100%,” Prescience Point suggested.
You can read the entire review at – https://www.just-food.com/news/amira-nature-foods-faces-corruption-allegations_id129071.aspx
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.