Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Matt and Amanda Clarkeson
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
Date of Submission:
- April 11, 2016
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
On 11th April 2016, Caleb Woodward filed a DMCA notice with Google alleging that someone copied and posted his review he originally posted on ebay.com without his consent and demanded that the URL at complaintboard.com be taken down from Google Search. Google listened to this and removed the Complaint page from it’s search results.
So let’s closely examine this claim –
- According to the DMCA report, the original review was published at http://www.ebay.com/gds/Ebay-magic-training-course-reviewed-biddingbuzz-Amanda-/10000000176819298/g.html . The name mentioned in the DMCA report was Caleb Woodward who claimed to have written the original review.
- However, the original review at ebay was actually written by Walter Strohbeck who is a retired engineer and an active blogger at http://www.catchyadreams.com , and has NO IDEA about this fake DMCA report
- These perpetrators planted the same content as a comment on complaintboard.com and filed the fake DMCA.
- Google took down the entire page based on the above complaint.
Here are some of the review from that de-indexed page –
I was pushed into purchasing this program for $5500 and here is my honest review. The quality of information is not too bad but the price is way over priced. I have had much better coaching programs online for a few hundred dollars. This is the absolute worst decision I ever made and to this day I still regret this purchase very much. I believe that Matt and Amanda’s marketing techniques are unethical, false and misleading. I also think that they are taking lot of money from people who do not have much in the first place which is a disgusting attitude.
In summary to this day I still regret this purchase so much and I am extremely angry about this. I feel totally and completely ripped off by Matt and Amanda and If you are considering Ebay magic I hope you are reading this first.
I didn’t buy the course as the Matt and Amanda video appeared to be a couple of hucksters selling dreams.
First warning sign…They live on the Gold Coast!!
To Somedude1: You sound like a hustler as well. Your statement “Take my 2 cents as I have seen more money in a week than 99.9% will even see in a whole year” comes after you have just told us you can’t afford the $4, 000 right now.
they’ve switched ebay accounts and are back to feedback of 57 and have 13 items for sale adding up to about $300, i wonder where they’re getting their $50, 000 a month (maybe from selling courses rather than ebay business). Could be because they got so many bad feedbacks on their old account or they’ve sold their old account to some sucker.
i purchased the ebay magic program which is a how to program to setting up a home business on ebay sold on mass by Matt and Amanda Clarkson, I got their VERY EXPENSIVE program expecting something amazing, and boy what rubbish… common sense would have served me. and went through it and I feel like i just throw my money down the toilet. very, very dissapointed.
what pisses me off is that their marketing is really pushy and they really push you to buy, only the product is not up to it when you consider what you pay. disgusted!
I have heard Matt and Amanda speak twice at the World Internet Summit (WIS) which is run by Brett McFall and Tom Hua, both of who respected internet marketers. I thought WIS was selective in the presenters they invite to speak at thier events but reading the comments above I am truly appalled by their poor choice. If Matt and Amanda are as bad as it is seems comments on this blog are saying how is it these two keep on charming the audiences into parting with their hard earned money at WIS events? If there is real substance in the comments and not just sour grapes then I would strongly encourage WIS to be much more careful in their choice of presenters – unless WIS too wishes to damage its own brand!
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
It is the same old story. A firm has a negative review at a complaint site. It ranks high on Google and hurts their reputation as well as business.
This review alleged that Matt and Amanda Clarkeson promoted a money making program called Bidding Buz, and as any such schemes, it generated a lot of negative reviews online which probably affected their sales.
Matt and Amanda Clarkeson did not good by trying a fraudulent method to confront these allegations. Now, we’re not so sure these reviews are fake.
EDITOR’S COMMENT : For those who might ask – ‘why and how do we interject that ‘Matt and Amanda Clarkeson’ 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 ‘Matt and Amanda Clarkeson’ or someone they hired was directly involved in this crime. Matt and Amanda Clarkeson also cannot plead ignorance in this matter, since this notice on Google search is hard to miss, really.