Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:   

  • Primus Private School , Dubai

Contact Info:   

Possible Infringements:   

  • Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation

Submitted by:   

  • Arctictimes Network Ltd

Date of Submission:   

  • January 20, 2015

ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA

As pointed out and proven in our previous article, arctictimes.com is a fake News Portal set up by a rogue Reputation Firm.

The very same method was attempted here. A DMCA notice was filed on behalf of the fake News Portal, where they simply copy-pasted the original article from KhaleejTimes and claimed their’s as the original, and asked Google to remove it from search results.

Now it’s very easy to prove that this is a fake News Website, and that the article never existed in the first place, and was deliberately planted to add credibility to the DMCA.

The domain ‘arctictimes.com’ was registered in 2007 as shown in the WHOIS info below –

In fact, the website didn’t even exist 2 years ago. Look at the Web Archive – https://web.archive.org/web/20140517011028/http://arctictimes.com/ .

The copyright takedown notice was sent once the same review was copy-paste, and backdated on this fake website.

Currently, the website is dormant and nothing has been added. However, it’s interesting to analyze and figure out who else benefited from this fake News Website into sending other fake DMCA for illegal takedowns.

It looks like the handywork of a rogue reputation agency. There were 5 fake DMCA notices sent using this website –

These will be featured in upcoming reports.

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.

And Rajagiri International School did no good by trying a fraudulent method to confront these allegations. Now, we’re not so sure these allegations are fake.

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WHAT IS A FAKE DMCA AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?

In case you are one of the ‘beneficiaries’  listed in this report and are wondering what really happened, we suggest you look within. If it wasn’t you, or your associates, it is definitely the ‘Reputation’ or ‘SEO’ firm you have hired in the past. Perhaps even your law firm. So, instead of blaming us for this article, you must grill your Reputation/SEO firm and look for answers. We are merely publishing the facts available on public database and have nothing against you personally. It is more than likely that the service you hired indulged in criminal methods to deliver results for you.

Meanwhile, we are awaiting more information from Ripoffreport and Google to ascertain who was behind 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]

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 –

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. 


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