ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA

Let us analyze these fake DMCAs one at a time –

1- https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/740417

iYogi

iYogi

The fake DMCA filed by Consumer Complaints Forum claims that a complaint posted on complaintsboard.com, was republished without consent at measuredup.com. However, Complaintsboard.com is owned by Latvian entity called Mediolex and NOT by the DMCA agent here. We have confirmed with Complaintsboard.com directly and they reiterate that they have nothing to do with this fake DMCA.

2- https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/574032

iYogi

iYogi

This fake DMCA claims that the complaints/reviews published at complaintscube.com were republished at Yelp.com without consent. However, upon further investigation, it seems that complaintscube.com is a planted setup, and does not really exist apart from for serving this one purpose. A reputation agency must have set up this fake review site, planted the content, backdated it and filed DMCA notices in order to remove them from Google.

3- https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/1137263

iYogi

iYogi

This fake DMCA claims that the complaints/reviews published at complaintscube.com were republished at Yelp.com without consent. However, upon further investigation, it seems that complaintscube.com is a planted setup, and does not really exist apart from for serving this one purpose. A reputation agency must have set up this fake review site, planted the content, backdated it and filed DMCA notices in order to remove them from Google.

4 – https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/1816867

iYogi

iYogi

This fake DMCA claims that the complaints/reviews published at complaint.com.mx were republished at Apple without consent. However, upon further investigation, you’ll see that the name mentioned in the DMCA is Sagacity Corporation. This is a domain holding company with some premium domains in it’s portfolio. They also own Complaints.com. However, they DO NOT own complaint.com.mx , which is a domain (now expired) registered solely for this purpose of filing fake DMCA notices.

5- https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/1816869

iYogi

iYogi

This fake DMCA claims that the complaints/reviews published at complaint.com.mx were republished at Apple without consent. However, upon further investigation, you’ll see that the name mentioned in the DMCA is Sagacity Corporation. This is a domain holding company with some premium domains in it’s portfolio. They also own Complaints.com. However, they DO NOT own complaint.com.mx , which is a domain (now expired) registered solely for this purpose of filing fake DMCA notices.

6 – https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/967183

iYogi

iYogi

Not much to say here. The idiots filed DMCA, claiming that Pissedconsumer.com infringed upon it’s own copyright by publishing on Pissedconsumer.com. Makes no sense….

SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?

It is the same old story. A firm has a negative review at every second complaint site on the internet. These complaints rank high on Google and hurt iYogi’s reputation as well as business.

Here is an excerpt from a critical review published at Apple.com –

iYogi, scam? Relationship with Apple?

What a disgusting company.

They are NOT “very clear” about who they are, certainly not here in Australia. My mother just called them after Googling who knows what (instead of going to the Apple website directly) and thought she was talking to Apple. I called the number myself and they DID NOT say who they are.

Mark, I have had an experience with iYogi and will never call them again. They tried to convince me that I needed to pay them $200 to fix my issue. After hanging up with them, I was able to figure the problem out on my own and it ended up being a very simple fix. They made it seem as if my computer had been compromised and needed to have all kinds of software installed to ensure its security. Mind you, I have an Apple computer.

The tech was very rude and annoyingly arrogant. I can see how they would easily convince a non-savvy person to give them money to fix a simple problem.

He also told me that he worked as a representative of Google and other large-name companies. I know that’s not true. If it is, Google needs to seriously consider who they hire to represent them.

WHAT IS A FAKE DMCA AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?

In case you are one of the ‘beneficiaries’  listed in this report and are wondering what really happened, we suggest you look within. If it wasn’t you, or your associates, it is definitely the ‘Reputation’ or ‘SEO’ firm you have hired in the past. Perhaps even your law firm. So, instead of blaming us for this article, you must grill your Reputation/SEO firm and look for answers. We are merely publishing the facts available on public database and have nothing against you personally. It is more than likely that the service you hired indulged in criminal methods to deliver results for you.

Meanwhile, we are awaiting more information from iYogi and Google to ascertain who was behind this fake DMCA campaign. We’ll update this page once we have more information. If you have any information to add to this investigation, get in touch with us at [email protected]

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 –

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. 

This complaint and/or review was posted on Webactivism.com on Oct 09, 2018 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.webactivism.com/iyogi-investigation-fraud-impersonation-perjury-fake-copyright-takedown-scam/. The posting time indicated is Central Standard Time.

Furthermore, Webactivism.com has an exclusive license to iYogi investigation. It may not be copied without the written permission of Webactivism.com. This investigation on iYogi is submitted and written by one of our member. Any and all opinions and information are published as is. We does not edit or remove any aspect of the report and is merely a free-speech platform.

As such, we cannot be held liable for the investigation reports and articles posted about iYogi.


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