Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
Date of Submission:
- July 28, 2016
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
This was a petty, blatant and a stupid attempt at using DMCA to remove a negative link from Google. So much so that we posted a warning within a week of the DMCA being filed, just below the planted comments on the Ripoffreport page.
Here’s what happened . DayTradetoWin.com had a complaint posted against them at Ripoffreport. They wanted to remove it badly. This is what they did –
They posted a comment on the Ripoffreport complaint on July 28, 2016, posing as ‘Stephen Santarino’ .
In the above image, the highlighted text was copied from daytradetowin.com/the-trade-scalper.php . Within hours, comes the DMCA notice to Google to remove the URL from Google –
On 08 August 2016 itself, we posted this just above this comment, highlighting the scam and misrepresentation –
We understand how frustrated and helpless one feels if something negative about them or their business is posted online, especially when it’s ranking on top. However, using a fake DMCA is never a wise thing to do. By filing frivolous DMCA reports, John Paul of DayTradetoWin.com is seriously undermining his own credibility.
Here are some of the DMCA reports he filed against tradingschools.org which hosts some negative reviews against daytradetowin.com and it ranking on top of Google.
Now, we must make it clear that none of the above listed DMCAs are like any of the criminal-enterprise fake DMCAs we’re investigating and John Paul did not impersonate anyone. What we’re saying that this is still an attempt to fool Google into trying and de-indexing damaging URLs from Google’s search results without sufficient grounds. And in some cases as explained above, John Paul attempted to ‘plant’ an infringing comment in order to build the grounds for removal of the URL.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
It is the same old story. A firm has a negative review at Ripoff Report. It ranks high on Google and hurts their reputation as well as business.
We cannot vouch for the authenticity and accuracy of any of these complaints posted on Ripoffreport.com. We understand that a false review may hurt business.
ButDayTradeToWin.com and John Paul did not good by trying a fraudulent method to confront these allegations. Now, we’re not so sure these allegations are fake.
EDITOR’S COMMENT : For those who might ask – ‘why and how do we interject that ‘DayTradeToWin.com and John Paul’ has something to do with this fake DMCA. Couldn’t it be a coincidence ?’, we will say this – When someone posts an article on his/her website, copies it on the target URL (as comment) and immediately and submits fake DMCA using his actual identity, in order to try and de-list some very targeted content on Google, it signals intent and a plan. It is obvious that ‘DayTradeToWin.com and John Paul’ or someone they hired was directly involved in this crime.
We are awaiting more information from Ripoffreport.com to ascertain if there is something more to 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]