Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Surrogacy Centre India
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Jeremy Craner
Date of Submission:
- March 24, 2017
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Analyzing and dissecting this fake DMCA is easy. The roue reputation firms are a bunch of idiots anyways, and leave behind a plethora of evidence.
The first sign is the ‘edited’ article at https://www.topdust.com/what-need-to-be-checked-before-getting-surrogacy-in-america-2324445597.html . Since it was claimed in the DMCA that this article is the original, later copied by Times of India, we compared the articles on both website. It seems that the fake website topdust.com has edited the article (after the DMCA process was completed) to make it favorable to Dr Shivani Gaur and her criminal enterprise.
Let’s analyze further –
The DMCA was filed on 24th March 2017 by one Jeremy Craner –
The allegation was that the article was originally published at https://www.topdust.com/what-need-to-be-checked-before-getting-surrogacy-in-america-2324445597.html . Let’s see –
As we can see, the article never existed in 2016 as the DMCA claims. It was published on 22nd March 2017 and backdated to 30th June 2016. Conveniently, the DMCA was filed on 24th March 2017, merely 48 hrs after planting the content.
Once the task was completed, the article was edited to make it sound favorable to Dr Shivani Sachdev Gaur.
TimesofIndia is a top News Portal in India. It will be interesting to see how they respond to this fraudulent attempt to remove content published by them,
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
Negative coverage with serious allegations published on the top news portal in India certainly hurts business and reputation. So whats wrong in committing one more crime, to hide the past deeds ? Here is what was said about Surrogacy Centre India –
What is worrying is that Newton is not the only one who has allegedly been cheated by Surrogacy Centre India and ISIS hospital IVF and multi-speciality centre—both clinics located in South Delhi’s Kailash Colony. Another US citizen Adam Berman also faced a similar situation at the clinic as the child handed over to him was not genetically his.
Both the complainants alleged that the clinic’s owners and some doctors are running a well-organised racket to “induce” prospective parents to avail their services and, thereafter, they are cheating, misappropriating and even extorting money. The complainants told the court that the respondents did not just cause monetary damage to them but also played with their emotions.
Berman has levelled even more serious allegations claiming that the respondents are “forcing” young and poor girls to become surrogate mothers in the garb of “concocted promises” of monetary compensation. He also alleged that the respondents are playing with the future of innocent babies born out of surrogacy by “threatening” clients like him of giving babies to orphanages.
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.