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 We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who are looking into this matter.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

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1 Aliens Group click here
2 Allan H. Nakata click here
3 Ambassador Auto Sales click here
4 American Truck Showrooms click here
5 Anthony R Ianniello click here
6 Apumac LLC click here
7 Auto Connection click here
8 Becker's Tax Service click here
9 Berlinale Gate click here
10 Bianca Berktold click here
11 Bruce Gorcyca click here
12 Carlin Buchsbaum LLP click here
13 Cebria LLC click here
14 Classic Country Land LLC click here
15 Clayton Clavette click here
16 Daniel J. Scavone click here
17 Digital Vertex click here
18 Dr Eric Amidi click here
19 Dr Stephen Pincus MD click here
20 Erum Mahfooz click here
21 Euro Movers Dubai click here
22 Gasper Guarrasi click here
23 GBY Liquidations click here
24 Giuseppe Macario click here
25 Grads1st click here
26 Grand Crowne Resorts click here
27 Grand Energy click here
28 Granger Whitelaw click here
29 Hansford University click here
30 Hosein Kouros Mehr click here
31 iCare Financial Thomas Lark click here
32 Invigoca click here
33 James Morgan Attorney click here
34 James Rick Stinson click here
35 Jan Berkowitz click here
36 John Paul – daytradetowin.com click here
37 Lana Rozenberg DDS click here
38 Linda A. Kowalski click here
39 LogicSpice click here
40 Marvellane Farms Ltd click here
41 Matt and Amanda Clarkeson click here
42 Neptune Group click here
43 Nick Nicholas Gottuso click here
44 NY Internet Technologies click here
45 Principal Chad Smith click here
46 Queen Bay University click here
47 Renua Medical click here
48 Rich Logistics click here
50 Robert Vitelli click here
51 Rory Tringali click here
52 South Bristol High school click here
53 SPA DE SOLEIL click here
54 Sterling and Bond click here
55 Sugardaddyforme.com click here
56 The GMS Group LLC click here
57 Thrifty Propane click here
58 Todays Growth Consultant click here
59 Tony Hartman click here
60 Topworth Group click here
61 Torrance Brandon Public Storage click here
62 Total Car Diagnostics click here
63 Total Home Exteriors click here
64 Vickie Rice click here
65 Videostripe click here
66 Vincent Wilson Globaleye click here
67 Wanted Auto Protect click here
68 Wholesale Marketer DOBA click here
69 Z57 click 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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