Investigation

Richard Houghton – Investigation for Fraud, Impersonation and Perjury – Fake Copyright Takedown Scam

Richard Houghton

Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:   

  • Richard Houghton

Contact Info:   

Possible Infringements:   

  • Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation

Submitted by:   

  • Mason Soiza

Date of Submission:   

  • October 04, 2018
  • October 08, 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 Richard Houghton, 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 Richard Houghton, 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, Richard Houghton, 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 Richard Houghton 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 they cannot remove any content, it is here.

SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?

Something from the past, coming back to bite Richard Houghton’s new found reputation.

Here is what an article from 2004 says abut him –

Following an investigation by the Department in August 2002, Jeffrey Shuken, Richard Houghton, Kirk Friedman and Sean Andrew O’Neal agreed to the Department’s request for a permanent injunction issued by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on September 5, 2002 to immediately halt illegal movie production activities and to pay $18.5 million in penalties and restitution. So far, the $50 handed over yesterday is all that has been collected.

Between November 2000 and May 2001, the four moviemakers sought investors nationwide through a “boiler room” operation to raise capital to produce two films — “American Peacekeepers” and “Treasure Hunt” — through various limited liability corporations the group set up. The Department’s investigation revealed that in addition to offering an illegal security, the four lied to investors about big-named actors who would be involved, grossly inflated investment returns (up to 400 percent), and commingled investor funds between the various limited liability companies. More than 200 investors lost money in the scheme and neither film was ever made.

 

read more at – https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20040421005750/en/Department-Corporations-Investigation-Leads-Court-Order-Demanding

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 Richard Houghton 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 Sukanto Tanoto, Idea BuyerQnet , Tai Lopez ,Amira Nature Food, Beachside Recovery 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/richard-houghton-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 Richard Houghton investigation. It may not be copied without the written permission of Webactivism.com. This investigation on Richard Houghton 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 Richard Houghton.

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