Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Nicholas Hartney, EA
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
Date of Submission:
- October 31, 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 Nicholas Hartney, EA, 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 Nicholas Hartney, EA, 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.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
In particular, a negative review/story against Nicholas Hartney, EA which potentially hurt business and reputation. Here is an excerpt from that report –
I spoke with Nick Hartney one time via telephone where I described my situation and he stated he would be able to help me. Any further communication was via email and there were only several. Initially he asked me to fill out IRS Form 433a, which is a free form that can be downloaded at HYPERLINK “http://www.irs.gov” www.irs.gov. I filled this out and sent it along with 3 months of bank statements and a demographic for and the payment schedule via USPS (item # EI31 6411 191US) to Patriot Tax. The delivery record shows it as received 09/07/2012.
There were two deductions from my account ending in 4219, one on 08/06/2012 and the second on 09/06/2012, both in the amount of $666.00. The deadline set forth by the IRS for my response was 09/14/2012. By 09/20/2012 I had not heard anything from Nick and had called him several times and sent several emails with no response. At this time, in fear of the IRS and any action they might take, I decided to call them myself to see what progress had been made. The IRS stated they had no record of Nicholas Hartney speaking with them on my behalf. I sent an email to him after speaking with the IRS stating what they said. On the day of my conversation with the IRS I settled my account without any representation, which is the service I agreed to pay for. I did so 7 days past the IRS deadline as I was waiting to hear from Patriot Tax to no avail. I have requested an account summary from the IRS which I will fax as soon as it arrives which shows the timeline of my contacts with them and that I am the only one who has spoken with them.
After so much time without any response I concluded the charges made to my account and the promise of service by Nicholas Hartney and Patriot Tax Resolution were fraudulent. I went into the local branch to have my account numbers changed and the visa/debit card upon which the charges were drawn closed. The banker I saw opened new accounts for me and issued me a new card to prevent any more fraudulent transactions from taking place.
12 days later, on October 1, 2012, when the final charge of $666.00 was to be paid, I finally received an email from Nick. He stated, as you can read in the attached email, the he was dealing with a health concern. Unfortunately this was not congruent with the timeline we had agreed upon, as the deadline was 09/14/2012. Furthermore, he said he understands why I charged back the payments because of his lack of communication and not getting back to me sooner.
In conclusion, the services I agreed to pay for were never rendered however the charges were made to my account.
Nicholas Hartney composed a word document with his alleged work justifying having billed me over $1200, which would have been over $2000 had I not changed my account information. Any work he claims to have preformed was never communicated with me if he did it at all and furthermore was of zero relevance to what services I agreed to pay him for. Patriot Tax Resolution was in no part involved in any dealing with the IRS I had to resolve my tax concerns with them.
I believe it is the modus operandi of this company to take money from people who are already in a bad state for their benefit while not actually doing the work they promise to do. This is unethical and an abuse of privilege as IRS Enrolled Agents
Read the full article at – https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/patriot-tax-resolution-llc/boulder-colorado-80301/patriot-tax-resolution-llc-nicholas-hartney-ea-nicholas-hartney-and-patriot-tax-resolution-986949
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 Roosh V, Idea Buyer, Qnet , 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 –
- 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 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.