Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
Sean Callagy Law Firm
Fake Link/Website Used:
Haribo Tech , PR Syndicate
Date of Submission:
16 May 2016 , June 14, 2016
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
http://thepressreleasesyndication.com was registered on 7th July 2015. It poses as a press release platform, however not a single page has ever indexed on Google because it actively blocks googlebot on its robots.tx file.
http://www.thepressreleasesyndication.com/archives-sean-callagy/ refers to a press release published on this website in 2001. The domain was registered 2 yrs ago. Go figure.
The page even has a disclaimer which says “ARCHIVES IS A SECTION FROM OUR OLD SITE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1999. WE WE RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RECENTLY RETAIN OUR OLD FILES AND RESTORE THEM. WE HAVE NOTICED THAT UNSCRUPULOUS INTERNET USERS HAVE TAKEN OUR OLD FILES AND POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITES WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION. IF YOU COME ACROSS ANYTHING FROM OUR OLD WEBSITE PLEASE NOTIFY US SO THAT WE CAN FILE THE PROPER DMCA COMPLAINTS TO RECTIFY THIS SITUATION“. LOL
The admin email is [email protected], aka Robert Roffman . We tried our best to locate him, but all we got was a massage therapist, an orthopedic surgeon, and an Army Officer. Now, check the comments at the Ripoffreport Link, and you’ll see a shiny comment by “robert roffman”, submitted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The idea was to post a comment on the target complaint. Then post the very same comment as a post on your fake blog/website (and backdating it for several months), and filing a fake DMCA. Tough luck !
Let’s analyze http://www.zeroplusfinance.com/. Unsurprisingly, another wordpress installation using a free template, and placeholder articles among the target content copied-pasted in haste.
According to web archive, the wordpress was installed on 15th Nov 2015. There is no history of any website BEFORE Nov 2015. The domain was up for sale the whole time, by domcollect.com … a domain reseller firm. As per our investigation, the domain was purchased by an unknown entity on 13th Nov 2015.
We even tried to locate and identify Mr Mark Felty at Haribo Tech Inc, the alleged author of this article. We called him up on the number mentioned in the article – +1 (701) 5972734 . Our call was picked by Mr Jeff, from N Dakota, who had no idea what we were talking about.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
On Ripoff Report, an ex-client seemed pissed off and wrote a detailed complaint and claimed that Sean Callagy, partner in law firm Callagy and Randolph did not provide the service he paid for. There were serious allegations leveled by the author on Ripoff Report, which would have been hurting Sean Callagy’s online reputation. It looks like the law firm ‘Callagy and Randolph’ took this very seriously and tried their best to remove this complaint on Google, and even paid a substantial fee to Ripoff Report for an ‘arbitration’. In the same instance, they must have hired a reputation firm to resolve this problem.
Well, time to call that reputation firm once again, Mr Sean. This is perjury, and some serious stuff is going to be sent to the Judge who recently passed the order in your favor. Cheerios !
EDITOR’S COMMENT : For those who might ask – ‘why and how do we interject that ‘Sean Callagy’ 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 ‘Sean Callagy’ or someone he hired was directly involved in this crime.