• Webactivism will resume publishing it’s investigatie reports on Fraudulent DMCAs from tomorrow onwards.
  • We have shortlisted 69 random fraudulent DMCAs, and wll be publishing 3 reports every day for next 23 days.
  • A separate team of legal experts has been set up to start filing counter-notices for all legitimate URLs removed using this scam.
  • We are hopeful that our liaison with Google shall ensure that all 198 removed URLs are restored on Google search, and re-indexed asap.
  • To prevent such misuse in the future, we will also publish versions of those ‘removed’ content on various other websites.
  • Appropriate investigation report and data will be shared with investigators and journalists from techdirt.com, adweek.com, popehat.com and other distinguished organizations.
  • We will eventually be outing all the relevant names and identities of every reputation firm, law firm, PR firms and others involved in these crimes.

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 We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who are looking into this matter.

Some key articles on this campaign can be read at –

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.

We had identified over 5000 counts of fake DMCA reports. Our sleuths have dug in and investigated 2000 of these cases which we thought would bring the most attention to this ‘modern’ crime. We published the first set of investigation reports few weeks earlier. We are now releasing 69 more reports benefiting the companies listed below. Ever since we started exposing this scam, most of the fake sites and setup have been taken down by the perpetrators. We hope that this business is now put to rest permanently. Our focus is now to restore the ‘removed’ links and to undo the damages done, as well as to bring this into full public view.

These 69 companies have benefited from fraudulent DMCAs, and we seek answers from them and the services they hired –

noPotential BeneficiaryInvestigation
1Aliens Groupclick here
2Allan H. Nakataclick here
3Ambassador Auto Salesclick here
4American Truck Showroomsclick here
5Anthony R Iannielloclick here
6Apumac LLCclick here
7Auto Connectionclick here
8Becker's Tax Serviceclick here
9Berlinale Gateclick here
10Bianca Berktoldclick here
11Bruce Gorcycaclick here
12Carlin Buchsbaum LLPclick here
13Cebria LLCclick here
14Classic Country Land LLCclick here
15Clayton Clavetteclick here
16Daniel J. Scavoneclick here
17Digital Vertexclick here
18Dr Eric Amidiclick here
19Dr Stephen Pincus MDclick here
20Erum Mahfoozclick here
21Euro Movers Dubaiclick here
22Gasper Guarrasiclick here
23GBY Liquidationsclick here
24Giuseppe Macarioclick here
25Grads1stclick here
26Grand Crowne Resortsclick here
27Grand Energyclick here
28Granger Whitelawclick here
29Hansford Universityclick here
30Hosein Kouros Mehrclick here
31iCare Financial Thomas Larkclick here
32Invigocaclick here
33James Morgan Attorneyclick here
34James Rick Stinsonclick here
35Jan Berkowitzclick here
36John Paul – daytradetowin.comclick here
37Lana Rozenberg DDSclick here
38Linda A. Kowalskiclick here
39LogicSpiceclick here
40Marvellane Farms Ltdclick here
41Matt and Amanda Clarkesonclick here
42Neptune Groupclick here
43Nick Nicholas Gottusoclick here
44NY Internet Technologiesclick here
45Principal Chad Smithclick here
46Queen Bay Universityclick here
47Renua Medicalclick here
48Rich Logisticsclick here
50Robert Vitelliclick here
51Rory Tringaliclick here
52South Bristol High schoolclick here
53SPA DE SOLEILclick here
54Sterling and Bondclick here
55Sugardaddyforme.comclick here
56The GMS Group LLCclick here
57Thrifty Propaneclick here
58Todays Growth Consultantclick here
59Tony Hartmanclick here
60Topworth Groupclick here
61Torrance Brandon Public Storageclick here
62Total Car Diagnosticsclick here
63Total Home Exteriorsclick here
64Vickie Riceclick here
65Videostripeclick here
66Vincent Wilson Globaleyeclick here
67Wanted Auto Protectclick here
68Wholesale Marketer DOBAclick here
69Z57click here

We have also chosen 50 links that were targeted by these scammers and were removed from Google (or attempted to).  Our team is now actively communicating with Google to file counter notices and ensure that the links are re-indexed on Google. We have also instructed our members to ensure that the content on these links are published on over a dozen other websites, to ensure that these perpetrators can never succeed in their motives.

We will also be contacting these ‘beneficiary companies and individuals’ to ascertain the identities of everyone involved. The firms who co-operate may see their names removed from the website.

Here are the 50 links we have chosen –

  1. http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/newsgallery/?news_id=39193

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