Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Neal Neilinger
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Micheal Norman
Date of Submission:
- March 22, 2017
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
An old modus operandi of reputation agencies trying to remove is to set up a dummy News Portal, plant the target content, backdate it and file DMCA.
For this purpose, the cheap Reputation firm set up the news portal on a free domain/host at weebly.com . You can see the planted content at – https://michealnorman.weebly.com/blog/-neal-neilinger-aladdin-capital-sabal-palm-bank-grosvenor-square-capital-llc-exposed-fraud-racketeering-irs-investigation-fdic-investigation-sarasota-florida
The DMCA was filed on March 22, 2017, as seen above. Here is what the DMCA report claims –
The complaint at ripoffreport.com was published on November 23, 2014 . The article on the planted site has the publishing date as August 21, 2014. Howeverm upon closer examination, we can reveal that the actual date of publishing the weebly.com article is March 21, 2017. Just a day before filing the fake DMCA.
Screenshot of https://michealnorman.weebly.com/sitemap.xml –
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.
Here’s what this review says, as quoted –
Fraud Exposed Neal Neilinger is being investigated. How is it possible for Neal Neilinger to Rippoff Tax payers’ by purchasing his own deliquent $47,000,000 mortgage for pennys?? How is it possible for him to forgive his own debt costing tax payers’ millions?? The IRS is on track to uncover this fraud in addition to the FDIC. It is very interesting now that he stands to profit again with the sale of the Forest Lakes property. This investigation is just beginning.
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 We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.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.