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Matthew Berdyck – Investigation for Fraud, Impersonation and Perjury – Fake Copyright Takedown Scam

Matthew Berdyck

Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:

  • Matthew Berdyck

Contact Info:

Possible Infringements:

  • Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation

Submitted by:

  • Daily Independent Journal

Date of Submission:

  • November 17, 2018

ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA

** Investigation in progress **

Yes, that’s right. Our team and friends are currently investigating this fake DMCA incident and analyzing all the public data we have with us. Right now we have the evidence captured and archived, we are still waiting for a response from Matthew Berdyck, Google and other related parties involved in this fake DMCA. This could take up to a couple of weeks.

However, make no mistake. This is indeed a case of copyright take-down fraud purported in order to hide online content. Once we compile all the facts of this case with due diligence, the final report will be published here.

We fight for the truth. If you have anything to contribute to this report or want to provide critical information against Matthew Berdyck, you can get in touch with us at [email protected] We’re open for dialogue, unless your intention is to threaten us and waste your time.

Unlike our previous reports, we’re not going to sit idle on this one. We are not finished with this investigation. In spite of several threats and attempts to take us offline, we’re still here. Now’s the time to give it back as good as we got from these rogue agencies.

So, here’s what’s going to happen.  We have discovered this fake DMCA and have verified it to be so. Hence this article. The following stages will include –

  • manually informing all relevant parties involved in this, including Google, Matthew Berdyck, the beneficiary
  • forwarding the information to Lumen Database and selected media organizations who are interested in these cases
  • publishing the negative content (they tried to remove) on multiple free-speech platforms such as ripoffreport.com, nameandshame.com etc so that copies of the content are available for eternity, and the purpose of this fake DMCA lost forever
  • continue investigating this case to find out which of the actors are involved, including any reputation or law firm, and if/when found, we’ll make sure everyone knows who is behind these illegal activities
  • set up Google ads to name and shame these so-called beneficiaries of these scams
  • and most importantly, we’ll forward our findings to all relevant law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction of the beneficiary

 

If you think Webactivism was effective before, you’ll be amazed at what we have in store of all these scammers this time. Over the past few months, there has been a steady campaign against Webactivism with allegation and lies spread on dozens of free spammy blogs. They claim that Webactivism works with reputation agencies and extort money to remove articles. So, if you are listed on webactivism this time, you can thank these idiots. If you need to inquire our removal policy, just email us. We can put you through to actual victims we have helped. Also, if you are one of the reputation firm claiming that you can remove content from our website, we openly dare you to try. Go ahead….

 

Finally, if you are one of the critics of Matthew Berdyck or have information about the reputation/law firm involved, or just want to post your thoughts and opinion, feel free to post a comment below. If there is one place from where he cannot remove any content, it is here.

SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?

Matthew Berdyck had a number of negative websites and blogs against him as part of a campaign. Someone is really pissed off at him. Although we cannot verify the allegations made against him, it is sad to see anyone using illegal methods to suppress criticism. If at all these articles were lies, there are legal options to be explored. A lawsuit maybe? Fake DMCA was a bad idea….very bad idea.

Here are some titles on the blog that has been removed using the fake DMCA –

MB Victim Resources (MBVR)
Resources, evidence, and support for the many victims of online harassment by Matthew Berdyck

Exposed: Matt’s “Exposed” expose of the MBVR website

Our very first donation is one cent from Matt’s business partner and Facebook employee, Alex Hwang

First contact: Matt discovered our website

2/18/2018: Posted about a problem with “Pro Tools”, boosted the post for $300, got 71 shares

Unbelievable. Two MORE websites dedicated to nothing but documenting MB harassment. We are now aware of twelve

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 had hired in the past. Perhaps it was 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 Matthew Berdyck and Ripoff Report to ascertain who was behind this fake DMCA. 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]

We are also investigating similar or related incidents of fraudulent DMCAs as mentioned in our reports at –

If in case we discover more information on this case, we’ll update the article. If you have any information to add, please submit a new comment below.

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 Roosh V, Idea BuyerQnet , Tai Lopez ,Amira Nature Food, Grant Cardone and more. 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 it’s 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 client 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 Nov 21, 2018 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.webactivism.com/matthew-berdyck-investigation-for-fraud-impersonation-and-perjury-fake-copyright-takedown-scam/.  The posting time indicated is Central Standard Time.

Furthermore, Webactivism.com has an exclusive license to Matthew Berdyck investigation. It may not be copied without the written permission of Webactivism.com. This investigation on Matthew Berdyck is submitted and written by one of our members. Any and all opinions and information are published as is. We do 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 Matthew Berdyck.

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Brian Myers

My name is Brian Myers, and I represent the city of Saint Joseph, MO as an at-large Councilperson. I, along with numerous businesses and individuals in my community, am subject to repeated online attacks and threats from Matthew Berdyck. Should you be interested in obtaining any information from me, please send me an email.

Thank you,

Brian Myers

MrDreamTheater2
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MrDreamTheater2

Matthew Berdyck is without a doubt the most psychopathic, scary individual I have ever crossed paths with in my life. It’s very disheartening to see what he has gotten away with in the last 7 years, and how various law enforcement agencies have played “hot potato” with him because his case is so complex and he changes his criminal jurisdiction so much. Matt has been able skirt justice so long because of his literal partner-in-crime, Alex Hwang, who makes money working for Facebook, and flipping houses – possibly has money from his dad’s company “Corncob Inc.” as well. When Matt… Read more »

Peter John Ross
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Peter John Ross

Matthew Berdyck has been harassing me for over 6 years, since June 2012. It has been nearly non-stop. For my personal story, just a year ago he claimed I was a pedophile (not true) and claims to have used his Facebook employee partner Alex Hwang’s free “boost” money to promote the post to my entire city. That’s just one of many incidents where his mental illness has caused him to do damage to me and my life.

MB Victim Resources (MBVR, Matthew Berdyck Victim Resources)
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MB Victim Resources (MBVR, Matthew Berdyck Victim Resources)

Printing public screenshots of Matt’s own words is obviously not a copyright violation, but that is what this DCMA takedown attempt by him is asserting. There are literally hundreds of victims of Matthew Berdyck’s harassment over the past decade. He is the most vicious computer bully to ever walk the earth. He does real world damage by writing vile posts and then spending money to promote them to the town in which the victim lives. He’s recently caused a mob of hundreds of unwitting residents to gang up on a bar owner in Des Moines, Iowa because the owner had… Read more »

Matthew Berdyck
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Matthew Berdyck

MBVR is a political smear campaign group used to trash my activism work. It’s members include Peter John Ross, Brian Myers, among others. In Des Moines, I was in a bar when a man hit a woman. I stood up for the woman and basically kicked the guy’s ass. The man should have been arrested for assault, but the bat owner let him go. I then published an article demanding that the police arrest the man, because not only did he hurt the woman, he caused a massive bar fight where a lot of innocent people got hurt, including me.… Read more »

Peter John Ross
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Peter John Ross

I am not an “official member” of MBVR as I don’t think it works that way. I am not the leader, nor have a I ever contacted anyone in Des Moines at any time. No information I have ever shared as been false. This is Matthew Berdyck https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/search/name/50/Berdyck/Matthew/1 AGGRAVATED MENACING PASSING BAD CHECKS TELEPHONE HARASSMENT DRUG PARAPHERNALIA It is not false to post his actual criminal records that are publicly available. Most people gravitate towards these truths because they are consistent with their experience with Matthew Berdyck. He wants to blame anyone but himself for his actions. I think he… Read more »

MrDreamTheater2
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MrDreamTheater2

Everything Matt wrote above is nonsense. It’s clear he lives in a fantasy world and believes lies which flatter his ego. Multiple witnesses refuted his account of the District Bar fight, including the bartender: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1A4sUXDZv6kjuzqs9rjVpE-v2X7ItuViJ It appears the woman beater was already physically restrained by security when Matt came up and starting wailing on him. How does that count as “Matt saving a woman” when Larry’s security had already taken care of the problem? No one was ever able to confirm Matt’s stories about St. Joseph or Front Royal either, and that’s why the police ignored him. Who are you… Read more »

MrDreamTheater2
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MrDreamTheater2

Peter, “possibly mentally ill” is way too generous, and you know it. I can’t feel bad for the guy though when he’s routinely blown off psychiatric care and can’t even be honest about his condition (“I have PTSD from Peter and his friends exposing me as a giant poser”). Don’t forget that Matt used to call himself mentally ill.

From the 2014 Diane Dimond emails:
“I am mentally ill… I am a prime candidate for committing a mass gun shooting.”
“Look at this mentally ill person typing to you who is undergoing massive amounts of stress.”

Jayne Hitchcock
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Jayne Hitchcock

Berdyck has been harassing me and many others for several years. He is a lunatic

Prentice
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Prentice

No one is attempting to sabotage Matthew Berdyck’s “environmental activism,” because none of the people he harasses (or anyone else) believes he is a real activist. He does nothing but collect government benefits and sit in some slimy motel room all day getting off on abusing, threatening and harassing people who have done nothing wrong except maybe call him out on a clear contradiction or outright lie. Or just ask him to stop contacting them. Then when all these people find each other and band together to try to support each other and document the threats and abuse in the… Read more »

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Voice Of Reason

WebActivist must not be a capable investigator. If they looked at all of the statements made by Smithson’s employees and friends, after the article was published, none of their statements agree with each other. If one looks at the statements of the four victims, who did not know each other, including Matt, all of their posts directly confirm Matt’s story true. Emily’s boyfriend put up a post on Facebook, after he read the article that said, “All of this is true!” Even a small child could investigate this and learn that these people are lying about what happened, why? Because… Read more »

Reality For Ross
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Reality For Ross

“No information I have ever shared has been false. This is Matthew Berdyck AGGRAVATED MENACING PASSING BAD CHECKS TELEPHONE HARASSMENT DRUG PARAPHERNALIA It is not false to post his actual criminal records that are publicly available. Most people gravitate towards these truths because they are consistent with their experience with Matthew Berdyck. He wants to blame anyone but himself for his actions.” A few problems with Peter’s statement: AGGRAVATED MENACING – Matt was beat up by a police officer who fractured his spine and then used this charge to cover his own ass. No fines. No fees. PASSING BAD CHECKS… Read more »

Brian Myers
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Brian Myers

These are just a few of the charges in OH that Berdyck doesn’t want anyone to see. The last one is the “aggravated menacing” charge, which was NOT dismissed. He was found guilty.

This represents a small percentage of Berdyck’s criminal history, and this is just in the state of OH.

https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/08-CR-14634-001

https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/96-CR-02757-001

https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/06-CR-02034-001

Jacob Spinner
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Jacob Spinner

I looked into this matter. Here are the results of my investigation

06-CR-02034 Aggravated Menacing – GUILTY
https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/06-CR-02034-001

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http://courtimages.akronohio.gov/images/view.aspx?id=2460266

This shows the judge decided Matthew Berdyck was guilty at trial.

96-CR-08116 Passing Bad Checks – GUILTY
https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/96-CR-08116-001

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http://courtimages.akronohio.gov/images/view.aspx?id=2313639

You can see from

96-CR-02757 Disorderly Conduct/Contempt of Court – GUILTY
https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/96-CR-02757-001

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http://courtimages.akronohio.gov/images/view.aspx?id=2082829

08-CR-14634 Disorderly Conduct – GUILTY
https://courts.ci.akron.oh.us/AkronCaseInformation/cases/criminal/08-CR-14634-001

Additional details on the case here show that Mr. Berdyck was arrested in the presence of his minor child.

I have concluded the only person misrepresenting the facts is Matthew Berdyck.

Matthew Berdyck
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This is Matthew Berdyck, and I’d like to correct a few statements made above: Aggravated Menacing – pled down to disorderly conduct, under a plea of no contest, and issued no fines or fees. I was assaulted by a police officer in 2005. He fractured my spine. Two other officers had to pull him off of me because he was beating me with an asp. I was initially let go by the two officers, who testified as such at the hearing. But, as I was walking away, the officer that fractured my spine grabbed me and took me into a… Read more »

Brian Myers
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Brian Myers

Here’s a piece that Scumbagged posted about Berdyck in October of 2018. Berdyck has made threats of terrorism online, which were captured by this website.

Berdyck will claim that these emails were faked/photoshopped/from a hacked account/etc. They are identical to the emails Berdyck sent to officials in the city of Saint Joseph, MO.

Tiffany
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Tiffany

If you are ever approached by Matthew Berdyck online, do NOT engage him. He thrives on the attention and will latch on to you until you have nothing left. The only way to deal with Matthew Berdyck is to shut him out of your life completely – block him on any platform he tries contacting you on. When (not if, but when) he creates new accounts to circumvent the block and begins messaging you again, block those as well and do NOT EVER respond to him no matter how hard he baits you. The good news is he will eventually… Read more »