Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Vladimir Soyfer
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Opinion Corp
Date of Submission:
- September 26, 2018
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Let us analyze this fake DMCA and how it could put Vladimir Soyfer in a spot of bother.
A couple of days ago (on 26th Sep 2018), Vladimir Soyfer allegedly filed a fake DMCA against HolySmoke.org. Why is this suspicious ? Well, perhaps because he has tried this before, according to the complaint posted on the complaint page itself –
Mr. Vladimir Soyfer has filed multiple DMCA notices in the past.
Now, we agree that he has all the rights to file DMCA notices as so he pleases fit, but surely once he filed a DMCA against Opinion Corp (Pissedconsumer.com), he has no right or consent to impersonate them to file a new DMCA notice.
That is actually a crime.
And in this case as well, PissedConsumer.com will also be duly notified. The last time PissedConsumer was the victim of fake DMCAs, they sued the parties for over 100k USD –
Although if PissedConsumer.com approaches us and tells us that they’re the ones behind this DMCA notice, we’ll acknowledge it immediately, apologize unconditionally and remove this report. Until then, we will stick to our claim that Mr. Vladimir Soyfer impersonated and committed fraud and perjury.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
Plenty of complaints against a (nearly) medical professional, a Dentist, practicing in Fairfax (VA).
Here is what one of the complaint says about Vladimir Soyfer DDS –
Dr. Soyfer’s unlicensed dental assistant wrote a Psychotherapy note in my medical record.
I have now added these complaints to the Virginia Board of Dentistry. Neither Dr. Soyfer nor his assistant is qualified to write Clinical Psychotherapy notes. His dental assistant, who is not even a certified Medical assistant, but is just some random person he hired off of Craig’s list who know nothing about professionalism.
In order to write a Clinical Psychotherapy note, you have to be a Qualified Mental Health Professional, (QMHP) a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Clinical Psychologist (Psych. D), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am appalled at Dr.
Soyfer’s wreck less disregard for my medical record, and the board will hold him accountable. Practicing Psychotherapy without a license is a felony.
You can read the full review at https://www.holysmoke.org/complaints/stay-far-far-away-from-fairfax-smiles-and-vladimir-soyfer/
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.